Buyer, Video Investments

Media Planning/Buying New York, New York


Position at Havas Media



Within Havas Media, the Buyer, Video Investment is responsible for the negotiation and placement of all media for existing clients, in addition to making special recommendations to be presented to the client and key account management personnel. As a Buyer, Video Investment, you are responsible for all video, FEP, and advanced TV negotiations and account maintenance. This role reports into the Video Investment Manager.



  • Creates and executes Video buys from start to finish
  • Negotiates and documents rates, special placements and added value
  • Executes all Media plans while adhering to established budgets and timelines
  • Clearly and accurately communicates orders and changes to media vendors
  • Monitors buys in progress, and is responsible for overseeing the post-buy results of all buys
  • Tracks media expenditures in Havas Media system(s) to ensure budget compliance
  • Researches and maintains record of trends, innovations and changes that affect media landscape
  • Provides new and profitable ideas to grow clients' business
  • Acts as liaison between media vendors and the agency
  • Gathers, organizes and presents competitive research and spending data, as requested
  • Provides market analysis and other reports, as requested
  • Mentor and support junior team members


Havas Media is one of the leading global communications and marketing brands. We are also the proud recipients ofÊ2016 Adweek US Media Agency of the year!
Our simple corporate structure and single P&L policy strips away unnecessary brand hierarchies and barriers and allows its multi-disciplinary teams to focus on delivering client value though innovation, agility and speed. All our teams are integrated thanks to our new Havas Media Village so that we can deliver specialist knowledge across two central areas of investment and focus: content-creation and data. On the data side we have Socialyse (a global network of social media specialists); Artemis (the group's global data management service); Affiperf (our global trading desk); Mobext (mobile technologists, designers and strategists); AdCity (geolocation marketing experts); and Ecselis (a media optimization consultancy) - all of which are supported by mathematical research, data science, web analytics, performance tracking and trading platforms. On the content side we are an Emmy award-winning company and Havas Media Group the only network to boast a consistent global offer in sports and entertainment thanks to Havas Sports & Entertainment. We also work with ignition (for experiential and events); and London (digital and direct marketing specialists); and Havas Productions Ð which houses world-class editorial teams as well as experts in audio-visual production and distribution - not to mention the group's branded entertainment specialists Havas Sports and Entertainment (formerly know as Cake) -- a Forbes Top 100 global social media and event agency based in London and NYC. Our organization is structured around the principles of Organic Marketing. With the groupÕs Meaningful Brands¨ methodology at its core, Organic Marketing at Havas Media actively promotes an alternative to the traditional 'paid first' approach - ensuring our teams redefine the strategic roles of owned, shared, earned and paid media for all our clients.