Associate, Local Investments

Investment: Local Boston, Massachusetts


Position at Havas Media

Havas Media - Boston, MA

Associate, Local Investments


Associates support buyers in purchasing media for all local audio and video campaigns.
This role is responsible for assisting buyers with the ordering, maintenance, monitoring and billing of media buys as well as managing activations. You need to acquire a working knowledge of the Nielsen rating service, and several media programs in Mediaocean.
You must be organized, motivated, able to prioritize, multi-task, and be exceptionally detail oriented.
This role reports to the Buyer on a daily basis; and is accountable to Manager and Director of Investment on specific accounts.


·       Assists in all levels of media placement, budget keeping, and research information 

·       Manages the execution of certain added value elements (eg; remotes; sponsorship) by medium for assigned markets 

·       Responsible for creating client ready powerpoint decks

·       Approves, enters, and tracks all makegoods and credits while ensuring that all buys remain within established budgets 

·       Works with both planning teams and creative agencies to ensure smooth execution of remotes and promotions

·       Track campaigns weekly to ensure client rating delivery is on target and campaign is running smoothly. 

·       Communicate with station representatives to resolve makegoods, billing issues 

·       Monitors buys in progress by spot checking placement and negotiating credit or billing adjustments when necessary 

·       Tracks media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance 

·       Collaborates with station representatives and media team members to resolve media billing issues 



•   Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university 

•   Internship or fieldwork in advertising , marketing or communication 

•   Proficiency with MS Office and basic personal computer skills 

•   Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail required 

•   Willingness to take on projects and work on them independently; take initiative and be proactive 
about managing workflow within the department, managing reports that flow to other departments within Havas and timely communication with outside vendors.

•   A people person; able to work with a variety of personality types both in internally and externally (vendors) 

•   Be ready to participate when there are brainstorming meetings relative to your clients. 

•   Look for opportunities to add new ideas to media projects to make ordinary information more vibrant and exciting 

•   Must acquire a working knowledge of all rating services, research, monitoring ,and optimizing tools 

•   Effectively manage a substantial workload