Senior AV Account Executive

Investment: Video London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media


Senior Video Account Executive

Reporting To: Video Account Manager

Office Location: HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


About us:


Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries. The Group is made up of two major divisions: Havas Creative Group (the creative agencies) and Havas Media Group (HMG), the media agencies. HMG UK & Ireland today employs over 900 people and is made up of five leading media brands; Havas Media, Arena Media, Fullsix, LuxHub and Target Media, PR & experiential agency HSE Cake and specialist brands, Socialyse, Mobext and Ecselis.


Our ambition is to be the UK’s most integrated, agile media and marketing services group with data, content and entertainment at our core. It’s an exciting time for the business, with our recent move to the new ‘Havas Village’ in King’s Cross, where all UK agencies sit under one roof and share one common purpose; to bring media and creative closer together for the benefit of our clients.



The Role

This is an exciting senior executive level position within our Video team, responsible for planning and buying across Audio Visual media for a portfolio of clients including Hyundai, BBC, and Pernod Ricard.


Responsibilities include:



  • Develop professional and trusted relationships with colleagues, clients, and media owners
  • Demonstrate passion, pride, and professionalism to delight your clients
  • Ensure accurate delivery of campaigns to plan and communicate market dynamics
  • Understand client’s businesses and ensure that delivery supports and delivers a return to client
  • Show rigour and attention to detail when buying versus plan and pre-agreed KPIs
  • Work closely with Video team to ensure first-class output and service



  • Develop planning and buying skills across Television and Video. Build a solid understanding of the market
  • Ensure accurate and timely placement of bookings onto our proprietary booking system
  • Ownership of beginning to end campaign management – implementational planning, negotiation, booking, tagging/tracking, campaign optimisation, and post campaign reporting/audit
  • Keep campaign ‘front sheets’ up to date and use them to monitor and optimise campaigns vs plan
  • Build cohesive and effective relationships with media owners



  • Be a challenger. Contribute to our culture of working smarter and driving high performance
  • Collaborate with client planning teams to ensure first-class service
  • Operate as ‘one team’ to deliver the very best output
  • Epitomise professional conduct at all times and treat colleagues with respect


Who we’re looking for:


  • Numerate
  • Organised with an eye for detail
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of the mechanics of AV marketplace
  • Experience in AV buying at UK agency
  • Keen problem solver
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong work ethic – self-motivated and able to take the initiative