Media Buyer/Planner - AV Investment Director

  • Full-time

Company Description

With a history that dates back over 80 years, Starcom is a global communications planning and media leader. We are an agency still grounded in our founding principle that people are at the centre of all we do. Each day, we apply this belief to harness the transformative power of data and technology to inspire and move people and businesses forward. With more than 7,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we are the flagship Publicis Media agency that uses our ‘Power of One’ business model, with teams that span multiple disciplines across clients such as Aldi, P&G, P&O Ferries, Primark, Samsung, Stellantis, and Visa. 

We place a huge focus on our People and have driven flagship D&I and L&D programmes within Publicis Media; our goal is to help every individual reach their fullest potential, and we encourage everyone to make “Brave Plays” in how they approach their work and their own career development. As a result, we have an exceptionally energised and committed talent base, all of us proud of our welcoming and supportive culture, as evidenced by our recognition as one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row (2021, 2022 and 2023) and most excitingly, Media Week's Agency of the Year 2023!

Job Description

If your next career goal is becoming an AV Lead working with award-winning media buyers and a cluster of high-profile Starcom clients this is the opportunity for you! As the AV Investment Director, you will be responsible for; 

  • Leading A High-Performing AV Team: You will take charge of a dynamic AV team consisting of an AV Associate Director, Managers, and Buyers. Driving them to deliver unparalleled campaigns across TV, Video, and Cinema mediums. Inspire creativity, foster innovation, and cultivate a collaborative environment that ensures best-in-class activity for your clients 
  • Unlocking Value through Negotiations and Data Insights; Leveraging your expert negotiation skills, you will collaborate with sales house teams to secure added value opportunities that elevate the impact of AV campaigns for your clients.  You will lead by using cutting-edge technology and data insights to craft targeted campaigns that resonate with the audience and drive successful outcomes.
  • Strengthening Client Partnerships and Efficient Project Management; Build productive relationships with the planning teams and clients, you will understand their unique needs, and become a trusted advisor, ensuring seamless communication and efficient project management to meet all deadlines and achieve campaign success.


You will be a fully-rounded and specialist AV media buyer/planner with up-to-date knowledge of market developments. You take great pride in delivering outstanding work across every campaign and supporting a team to do the same. 

  • Proficient in negotiation, advanced presentation, and communication skills.
  • Confident in implementational planning of TV, Video, and Cinema campaigns.
  • Expert knowledge of BrandOcean/MediaExplorer, TechEdge, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of the media auditing process and existing relationships with Ebiquity are advantageous.
  • Creative, open to new ideas, and willing to challenge briefs, while fostering strong teamwork across all levels.

We encourage innovation and "Brave Plays" in your work and personal development at Starcom. Apply now!

Additional Information

Starcom has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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