Account Executive - AV

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at Mindshare

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


Audio Visual

Job Title:

Account Executive

Line Manager:

Account Manager


Ford, General Mills, & Superdrug





About the opportunity:

You will be part of a cohesive team which includes an Account Director, an Account Manager.

The Account Executives role will be one of supporting the Account Manager in the team with the day to day running of the accounts.  You will be responsible for buying AV campaigns from start to finish. This will entail building close relationships with the team, department, media owners, internal planning teams and clients. The successful candidate will be diligent, a keen leaner and someone who wants to achieve the best results possible for their clients and team

Your buying will go across all AV media, including TV, VOD, Radio, Cinema and OOHAV.


What makes working in the AV team so good:

Working with huge, globally known brands we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly team that don’t just see each other as colleagues, but as part of an extended family – something we demonstrate through our development, wellbeing and social initiatives:

  • Development. The growth and career progression of team members is at the heart of everything we do. We offer our team ongoing support throughout their career, including an annual in-house training syllabus, external training opportunities, mentoring programmes with access to senior members of the agency.
  • Working on the frontline of a rapidly changing and evolving industry we are keen for team members to expand their knowledge away from non-core AV disciplines whether that’s though media owner interaction or through a vast catalogue of training around areas such as social, influencer led and programmatic media.
  • We invest heavily in staff development.  Training is extensive from the most junior level with mock pitches, cross-media training, and learning modules in conjunction with the GroupM University. We work hard to create a coaching culture across the agency and have launched training programmes including a “Future Leaders Programme” which is a 12-month modular learning course designed to accelerate staff development and to expose employees to new areas of the business, and in January 2012 Huddle was launched- an innovative future planning discussion collaborating across our global network. Find out more here:
  • Wellbeing. As important as our work is, it shouldn’t come at the expense of the individual’s health and wellbeing. We offer 25 days’ holiday from the get-go, increasing with length of service. Everyone also gets an hour a week to take to take off work and use it to do something that helps the individual’s wellbeing – whether that’s a going for a walk, reading a book or just having a lie in! We also offer subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance. We also have a range of on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.
  • Social. Mindshare hold social events for everyone including festive and summer parties and monthly get-togethers. February 2012 saw Mindshare’s first subsidised ski-trip, which was continued since


  • Social opportunities are crucial in keeping, what we believe is, the best team culture in the industry. There are regular agency socials, but we make sure these are all underpinned by our AV social committee who produce subsidised team activities, nights out and departmental parties for the AV team.



Since joining Mindshare almost two years ago now, I have learned more than I had ever imagined. I feel immersed in my work here and the best part is that it is an ever-changing industry; there is always more to learn and always a different way to approach the job. Mindshare is a great company to begin a media career as it is known worldwide and the training it offers is unlimited.


What we’re looking for in you:


  • Good numeracy skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organise and interpret data in a meaningful way
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of AV – TV, Cinema, Audio and VOD
  • Assist in all areas of day-to-day AV campaign management to meet clients’ business objectives and KPIs from initial brief, constructing a plan, negotiating, and buying to post-campaign performance reviews
  • Learn and demonstrate a thorough understanding of all planning and buying tools – including Advantedge, media ocean, TVplanner, Prisma, Telmar
  • 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


Criteria by which individual performance is measured

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



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