Head of Video Trading

Buying/Trading & Investment London, England


Position at MediaCom


Job Description


Operating Company


Job Title

Head of Video

Reporting To

Partner – Head of AV







MediaCom handles the media planning and buying for some of the world's smartest advertisers.  Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.


We’re looking for a natural leader who wants to make a difference! We need an experienced Investment leader who can run a large and fast-paced function of media channels, across multiple client verticals with some of the largest UK brands; operating with the largest UK Investment budgets.



The Team


The team will be made up of Investment virtual specialists who sit within a cluster of client business units. Each unit will have multiple clients and functions, as well as data and content experts. Each channel (i.e. AV, Display, Paid Social, Paid Search, OOH) and functions (i.e. Ad and Tech Operations) will be represented within the units. The team will fully connect with the rest of the agency and with other experts operating within their field. It will be your job to help create a culture that people are free to learn, grow and mature within their specialist areas.  The Head of Video role is a horizontal role that will support and work with each business unit



The Role


This is an exciting and new role for MediaCom, which has equal commercial and strategic responsibilities.  You will work with the Head of AV to deliver best in market video strategy across broadcaster content, addressable TV, display video, trueview, and social video.  You’ll be required to support each business unit, so they can successfully produce plans that incorporate video as traditional media evolves, whilst working with media owners to ensure client delivery meets the GroupM gold standard.  We want a thought leader within the Video industry and that person will be expected to be MediaCom’s voice at conferences and on panels when the topics matter, as well as working with GroupM to ensure our video offering and product remains best in class.  There will also be the opportunity to build a virtual video team in your image that sits across business units, responsible for development of that team.  You will be tasked to grow, monitor and report back on video spends as well as managing value across all clients.


The Head of Video will work closely with the broadcast and social Investment teams but also with programmatic and search specialists, implementation, planning and CID teams


You will be the main go-to person for peers and senior management and be the investment lead for all video, reporting into the Head of AV



Skills, Behaviours and Experience Required



  • Ability to handle very complex situations with a solution
  • Create business opportunities
  • Show gravitas in the role
  • Complete understanding of video measurement
  • Strong media owner relationships
  • Effective delegation
  • Strong negotiator
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Very strong business skills
  • A confident presenter
  • Thought leader in Video
  • Hold the room in any meeting
  • A leader of the virtual video team
  • Expert in managing and delivering targets
  • Accountable and a decision maker across video
  • Pitch ready



  • Be passionate about Video and TV
  • Be the most informed person in the room
  • Highly personable with great interpersonal skills
  • Prepared to go over and above the day job
  • A need to ‘lead by example’
  • Behave like a leader in your field
  • One MediaCom mentality – the ability to understand overall business pressures and make concessions for the good of the business
  • Sought out by wider agency as expert in their area for advice and solutions
  • Resilience and calm in the face of adversity
  • A mentor to the specialists within the team
  • Be the thought-leader in your specialist area
  • Highly connected the rest of the agency
  • Influential with peers and senior management
  • Work well with the trading heads



  • Experience at a senior level both operationally and technically within AV & social
  • The senior go-to person within video
  • Have a good understanding and opinion of how AV and Social can work together
  • Advanced commercial acumen
  • A strong and clear communicator


More About Working for MediaCom:  People First, Better Results


Here at MediaCom, we know that our people are our greatest asset in making us the UK’s leading agency and so we make sure our employees are rewarded and looked after in terms of career growth, social life and personal welfare

The MediaCom network comprises 4,600 people working in 113 offices in 89 countries and we are proud to call some of the world's most successful brands as clients, including P&G, DLG, Coca-Cola and the Volkswagen Group.

Despite our growth over the years we work hard at retaining our creative and inclusive approach and aspire to our five pillars in every aspect of their work: Creativity, New Business, Citizenship, Bravery and Loving our Clients.

Working for MediaCom, you will benefit from our ‘People First Development Programme’, and every employee attends our creativity training - “Upping Your Elvis”, which focusses on new methods of idea generation, problem solving and ensuring productivity in creative sessions.


We have our very own on-site bar, an events programme including BBQs and drinks on the rooftop terrace, sports and social clubs, a range of staff discounts and on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.


We believe that by putting our People First, we deliver Better Results for our clients and create a great place for everyone to enjoy their work.


Want to know more? Follow us on twitter @MediaComUK and find out more about our award winning work here: http://www.mediacom.co.uk/en/results.aspx




We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.