Broadcast Account Manager / Director – Manchester

Job Details

Job Title Broadcast Account Manager / Director
Line Manager Carl Brady, Broadcast Director
Salary DOE with excellent benefits
Department Broadcast
Location 26 Cross Street Manchester
Hours 37.5 per week
Contract Permanent (3 month probationary period)

Job purpose

  • Day to day management of the team of broadcast and VOD buyers; their daily output, campaign delivery and post-campaign reporting
  • Working with a lead board member to develop and expand the team of broadcast buyers across both Manchester and Edinburgh offices
  • Play a key role in shaping the Broadcast departments contribution to new business growth

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a team of 3 buyers initially
  • Planning campaigns (TV/VoD), buying campaigns, managing and monitoring team output
  • Identifying / extending commercial value opportunities for our clients & our business
  • Relationship building with various media sales houses, incl. regular meetings and partnership development
  • Negotiate short term and long-term deal arrangements with various sales points
  • Working on a variety of sized clients, taking on responsibilities to manage those clients at different locations (Manchester and Edinburgh)
  • Working to lead is paramount, proven leadership skills are expected
  • Working to develop new business opportunities when required
  • Key involvement in client brief response process

Job Skills and experience

  • 5 years + experience, ideally with previous involvement in managing individuals or a team
  • Media agency experience is beneficial (specifically within an AV/Television broadcast background
  • Commercially Savvy
  • Negotiation skills
  • Motivated with a desire to play an integral role in shaping the agency as we continue to flourish
  • Detailed understanding of TV marketplace or a regional basis and Nationally
  • Good presenter of detail at both senior and junior level
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills, and a keen eye for detail
  • Proven experience of working well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Prior knowledge of proprietary industry systems (incl. Addynamix & BARB) to develop solid reasoning behind all media decisions.

General information

  • Hours  Mon-Fri, 9am to 5.30
  • Annual holiday entitlement is 22 days + 8 public holidays + 3 fixed days between Xmas/New Year
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Interview dates tbc
  • Start date for this role if successful – ASAP

Other benefits:

  • Life insurance cover of 4x salary on commencement
  • Income protection insurance of 2x salary on commencement
  • Critical Illness insurance of 2x salary on commencement
  • Auto enrolled into Workplace Pension scheme (5%) after 3 months but can opt out.
  • Option to join private medical scheme after 6 months

Who are Republic of Media?

Republic of Media is an independent communication planning and media buying agency with offices in Manchester and Edinburgh. An expert team of media planners and buyers, we deliver effective business orientated solutions that generate sales growth for clients in sectors including gambling, retail, FMCG and public sector. Our values define who we are and the type of people we’re looking for: Progressive, United, Open, Positive and Agile.   We won the Marketing Society Scotland’s Agency Employer Brand of the Year 2017 and were named the Marketing Society Scotland’s Star Agency of the Year in 2018.

An IPA (institute of practitioners in advertising) member agency, we have been trading for over 6 years and are one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UK. We guarantee a structured programme of personal development to enable you to develop a successful career in media, a competitive salary, plus the challenge and excitement of joining an ambitious, fast growing agency.

Contact details: Apply by sending a CV and short cover letter to