Assistant Buyer Planner - Universal Pictures Group

Comms & Strategic Planning Toronto, Ontario


Position at EssenceMediacom

Job Title: Assistant Buyer Planner – Universal Pictures Group

For a century, Universal Pictures has been known for its diverse slate of films including Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and The Fast and Furious franchise as well as for its critically acclaimed fan favorites Get Out, Downton Abbey and Promising Young Woman. Be part of the studio’s 2023 blockbuster release slate with The Super Mario Bros. Movie, FAST X, and Oppenheimer to name just a few.

EssenceMediacom are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  



  • Set up initial plan documents and presentation decks
  • Maintain templates, implementing updates as requested by the team
  • Assist through all stages of the media planning process
    • Including rankers, buy sheets, MediaOcean/Prisma inputting, billing and discrepancy resolution, trafficking, specs and deadline charts
  • Pull data reports for team to review and analyze, proactively look for trends and anomalies
  • Utilize and understand research tools for the collection of data to inform planning
  • Support media planners in development of their plans, POVs, reports and presentations
  • Coordinate, assist and assemble content for client-facing documents
  • Assemble weekly packets
  • Assemble weekly competitive reports
  • Manage the billing process and resolve discrepancies with urgency


Relationships & Communication


  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with teams and vendors as required
  • Maintain contact/rep lists and assist in vendor outreach


EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.