Account Executive (Media Planning and Buying)

Entry Level: Recent Graduates and Students London, England


Position at Mindshare


Mindshare UK, Central Saint Giles, London, WC2H 8AR


Affinity (Publishing & Digital Display)

Job Title

Account Executive

Line Manager

Account Director



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About the role, client & what we’re looking for:

PLUS is a bespoke, global agency created exclusively for CHANEL by WPP.  It is focused on bringing about a step-change in CHANEL’s global, regional and local communications, by drawing upon the best talent and resource from across WPP.

This role is a unique position, as it is focused in the PLUS team which handles the CHANEL account but it also connects into the wider teams of Mindshare.


This is an incredible opportunity to join a vibrant team that works on the world’s number one luxury brand. The role principally spans UK and Ireland print and digital buying. You will be working with our magazines and national press partners (across their print and tablet editions), as well as our digital partners.


You should in your application demonstrate your genuine passion and interest in the luxury market. Of all accounts, sharing the enthusiasm and excitement of the client media team is essential.


Professional, bright, and enthusiastic, you will enjoy developing your network of contacts across the market as you represent our clients.  You will also benefit from being exposed to many other disciplines including AV, Biddable Social and Search.



  • Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of all print and digital media
  • Assist in all areas of day-to-day print and digital campaign management to meet clients’ business objectives and KPIs - from initial brief, constructing a plan, negotiating, and buying space, to post-campaign performance reviews
  • Manage day-to-day delivery of print and digital media and the associated administration - compiling weekly client reports, regular campaign optimisation, trafficking, tag delivery, live checks, vouching, analyse data and report on trends, media owner requests and issues, resolve straightforward campaign delivery issues or problems
  • Learn and demonstrate a thorough understanding of all planning tools – including Adrelevance, ComScore, AdDynamix, Telmar, TGI and NRS
  • Actively seek creative and innovative media solutions to achieve our ambition of inventing the future of media
  • Evaluate Affinity media options and demonstrate knowledge of the print and digital marketplace
  • Actively seek opportunities to deliver our ambition to invent the future of media
  • Contribute to and present implementational plans and campaign results both internally and externally, working closely with other disciplines within the agency
  • Ensure that all media buys are reconciled and print bookings are vouched within five working days
  • Ensure that campaign naming convention is adhered to across Excel plans, ad server, Metis and Adazzle
  • Assist management of all billing/invoicing requirements for clients
  • Accurate and timely administration of the billing process
  • Actively participate in Mindshare events including Huddle and future of media
  • Ensure compliance with Mindshare / WPP anti-bribery guidelines



  • Ensure all client requests are met and surpassed and manage client expectation effectively
  • Respond to all client requests in a timely, professional, and efficient manner
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the client industry sector, the competitors within that sector and the general industry environment
  • Understand your client’s business and build a good relationship with them
  • Contribute to the creation of client status, planning and review meetings/documents
  • Develop an understanding of short to medium terms business objectives
  • Understand all buying guarantees that Mindshare are contracted to deliver on your clients’ business
  • Understand the audit process and methodology for benchmarking your buying performance
  • Ensure all billing is received in the correct format and at the correct time
  • Ensure proper process is followed in relation to SOX compliance and plan approval/purchase order receipt before campaigns go live



  • Develop a strong relationship with other digital disciplines (PPC, SEO, Biddable Social, Affiliates) to maximise digital knowledge and understand how they work together
  • Establish an understanding of how Affinity fits into the overall marketing mix
  • Develop collaborative relationships with the other departments within Mindshare to deliver an integrated service to clients
  • Be fully aware of all deal parameters within both Mindshare and GroupM and their effect on planning/buying targets
  • Where relevant, work with Xaxis/PBU. Understand its technical capabilities and product suite, and feedback regularly on campaign performance.
  • Understand Mindshare’s OTF process and apply in the development and execution of plans
  • Work collaboratively with and support the Affinity Account Manager to ensure all department, agency and client objectives are met
  • Managing and prioritising own workload



  • Develop strong relationships with relevant media owners at an appropriate level
  • Develop relationships with necessary external agencies on relevant client businesses to ensure an integrated approach (e.g. creative)
  • Be an effective ambassador for Mindshare in all dealings



  • Achievement of specific objectives set in 360 review
  • Proficient in tools and systems
  • Understanding of the Affinity discipline
  • Team satisfaction and constructive feedback
  • Demonstrate skills and behaviours as outlined above
  • Quality of work
  • Involvement in Mindshare initiatives




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.