Associate Director, Video Investments

Investment: Video New York, New York


Position at Havas Media


Within Havas Media, Video Investment Associate Directors are primarily responsible for total media investment and activation services on the accounts assigned.  As well as, overseeing the output from the managers, buyers and associates.




  • Knows and keeps up-to-date on all available market and consumer information necessary to the preparation of the most effective and efficient media planning
  • Works closely with all assigned media personnel in the group with evaluation of media information necessary to the preparation of the media plan that best implements the media objectives and strategies
  • Works hand in hand with their Account Director and/or VP, Director of Video Investment to develop a investment strategy for our clients
  • Determines and supervises the best possible implementation of all approved media plans and projects
  • Maintains the best possible relationship with clients, Account Service teams, and media representatives in order to further mutual interests of the agency and its clients
  • Is responsible for uniting all managers, buyers, and associates across all accounts to run as point person on department wide projects
  • Helps to train buyers, associates, and planners in proper methods of preparing, evaluating, and implementing media plans
  • Maintains familiarity with the history, present organization, and procedures of the client, as well as, with conditions in the industry
  • Is at all times alert of new media tools and new opportunities, is forward thinking and proactive in educating our team and clients
  • Provides an energy level that brings new and exciting ideas to the planning function




  • 5+ years of media buying experience with progressive levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrate strong negotiating capability, excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, problem solving, and, decision-making skills
  • Must possess a general understanding of agency planning procedures and familiarity with internal capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage to deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative, and willingness to assume greater responsibility
  • Understand the elements of a strategic marketing communications plan and be able to actively participate in its generation
  • Ability to effectively oversee and guide a small team
  • Ability to manage simultaneous tasks in a fast-paced technology-oriented environment
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university