Associate, Video Investment

Future Talent & Entry Level New York, New York


Position at GroupM North America

About Video Investment

Video Investment is responsible for handling the gathering of information, negotiating of ad space and time, and placement of all video elements across multiple mediums such as National Television and Digital Extensions. This is done by collaborating with specific planning and digital teams to achieve the priorities and optimal objectives of each individual client/account. Once the inventory is placedthe Video Investment team is tasked with the job of maintaining the completed buy to ensure that all aspects of the process have been completed successfully.


Overview of the Job:

Assist in the development and stewardship of video buys and related functions across linear television and digital video. Assist Negotiators in all aspects of the negotiating process and servicing.  Develop communication skills with clients, interdepartmental, and vendors. Acquire knowledge of vendor offerings, computer and maintenance tools, and research.

Responsibilities of the Role:

Marketplace Analysis

  • Learn how to compile and analyze marketing and media data to be used as support for implementation decisions
  • Assist in the preparation and rationale of video recommendations and annual plan presentations

Skill Development

  • Gain proficiency with Media Ocean and video media tools.
  • Develop skills to determine how to reach the client’s consumer target through strategic usage of video programming
  • Learn negotiation tools and techniques, including media math and audience estimating
  • Assist Negotiators during Upfront season by running and analyzing video proposals and preparing buy recommendations in PowerPoint for clients
  • Learn to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task


  • Manage video buy from beginning to end
  • Input and upload video/digital inventory into Media Ocean
  • Allocate and maintain video buys
  •  Monitor network audience delivery as well as issue final post-buy reporting
  •  Resolve billing discrepancies
  • Create and maintain detailed excel charts summarizing video buys
  • Cultivate working relationships with vendors to maintain buys and solve problems
  • Maintain traffic function where necessary
  • Assist Video Negotiator with any client requests


What you will need:

  • Excellent analytic and quantitative skills, including proficiency in math
  • Communication skills: written, verbal, listening
  • Collaborative and astute - able to build trust and respect within our network
  • Exceptional organization skills, multi-tasking capabilities and detail oriented
  • High level of comfort and proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong interest in media
  • Interest in television and video streaming

GroupM is a WPP company. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. Within WPP, GroupM is the consolidated media investment management operation and parent company to world-famous media agencies, such as Mediacom, Mindshare, Wavemaker and Essence. The company has offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Atlanta, Seattle and in many other major markets around the globe.

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.