Paid Social Planner Buyer

Performance London, England


Position at Mediacom

Paid Social Planner Buyer  

Overview of job  

We need an enthusiastic and passionate Paid Social Planner Buyer to manage some of the largest  

brands and biggest spenders in the UK market in this fast-growing digital specialism. Our Planner  

Buyers are responsible for the planning, account management, optimisation and reporting of social  

media advertising for MediaCom UK’s largest and most prestigious brand & direct response clients  

Reporting of the role  

This role reports to the team Paid Social Manager.  


best things about the job:  




. You’ll be part of tight-knit, dedicated team who live and breathe social and whose  

comradery is contagious!  

. You’ll have unprecedented access to alpha, betas and first to market social media products  

and platforms.  

. You’ll be at the coalface collaborating directly with media owners, creative agencies and our  


Measures of success:  


. Successful end to end management of multiple Paid Social campaigns across a portfolio of  


Our Planner Buyers act as account managers, with exceptional organisational skills, able to manage  

all aspects of campaign delivery from the initial response to brief, liaison with creative agency and  

client contacts, set-up, optimisation, reporting and post-campaign analysis.  


. Established as a Paid Social expert across multiple Social platforms  

A Paid Social Planner Buyer works in client facing capacity directly with clients and internal Planning  

teams so needs to be the expert voice in the room for the channel at all times.  


. Proven account management skills  

Excellent time management, analytical and organisational skills alongside a high attention to detail  

are the lifeblood of our Planner Buyers and the foundation of all future progression.  


. Become an integral member of the Paid Social department  

Our team culture is very important to us and there are lots of opportunities to get involved and work  

closely as a team. Knowledge sharing, working in our buddy system, mentoring our Executives and  

work shadowing are some of the areas we ask our Planner Buyers to participate in for the good of  

the wider group.  

In three months, you would have:  

Established media owner, client and internal Planning team relationships  

Successfully managed, optimised and delivered Paid Social campaigns across Facebook,  

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest.  

Completed all key training areas required to perform the role across MediaCom, GroupM  

and external Media Owner modules.  

What you will need:  

To be passionate about all things social!  

Have an inquisitive and keen to learn attitude.  

Strong organisational skills.  

You will have managed Paid Social campaigns before on Facebook as a minimum, but other  

platforms are a bonus and can hit the ground running as a specialist from day 1.  

You have strong inter-personal relationship skills and can be an ambassador for the Paid  

Social team at all times, both within the agency and at external client meetings and industry  


You will be someone who loves to work as part of a team.  

About MediaCom  

MediaCom is “The Content + Connections Agency”, working on behalf of its clients to leverage their  

brands’ entire system of communications across paid, owned and earned channels to step change  

their business outcomes.  

Employing over 1,200 staff across 5 regional offices, MediaCom is the leading agency in the UK in  

terms of billings. Its client roster includes British Sky Broadcasting, DFS, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesco and  

Cancer Research UK.  

Our people are at the heart of everything we do; we firmly believe in our “People First, Better  

Results” philosophy and want to be certain that work is always challenging, engaging and satisfying.  

We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all  

MediaCom staff with training and development and regular appraisals to enhance their  

performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.  

We also strive to change traditional attitudes to workplace culture by offering a more holistic view of  

employees' aspirations. There are numerous initiatives for MediaCommers to take part in, from the  

Social Club to Mindfulness Training, to help ensure that our employees thoroughly enjoy their  

experience here.  

We aim to be the only agency that talented people want to work for. We do this, not only by  

stimulating and challenging our people through great work and outstanding clients, but by providing  

a variety of learning programs, cultural initiatives and an exciting environment to invigorate our  

employees personal and professional career development.  

MediaCom was named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade and received top marks in its 2016 School  


MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and  

part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.  

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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.