Added 06.12.16


We are looking to recruit a Media Planning and Buying Assistant to support our rapidly growing media team.  This is an opportunity to work at the largest advertising and media agency in the West Midlands on exciting clients across sectors including retail, travel, finance, charity and property.

We are looking for hard-working and ambitious team players who have a genuine interest in media & advertising, excellent organisational skills and are highly proficient in elements of Microsoft Office, notably Excel, Word and Powerpoint.  This role offers excellent potential to learn and grow in a thriving, highly successful agency.

Candidates will be trained to plan and buy across all offline media including national and local press, magazines, radio, outdoor, door drops and direct mail

Candidates must be prepared to learn their craft at an entry level but such is the growth of the agency, a strong attitude, ambition and team ethic can deliver fast progression.

Main duties

Provide support to the Media Planning team including media recommendations, some rate negotiation, competitor activity analysis, and booking campaigns

Independently carrying out media research including, client, category and cultural analysis

Monitoring campaigns and post-campaign reporting

Assisting with preparation of PowerPoint presentations

Assisting with monthly invoicing

Key requirements

A proactive and positive "can do" attitude

Computer literate, i.e. good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Powerpoint and Excel in particular

Highly numerate

Strong administrative skills

Concern for and a superb attention to detail

Able to prioritise workloads and work to multiple deadlines

Good communication skills

Curiosity about advertising, media planning and business

Strong team spirit

Degree educated


Really exciting opportunity to join an expanding team of media planning and buying experts. If you love advertising and understanding who to target and which titles or stations are best used to reach them, then please contact us with your CV.

If you think this role matches your experience and ambitions, please send your CV to Due to the high number of applications we get, we can’t guarantee you’ll hear from us.

Work with us.

We’re always on the look out for exciting new talent across all disciplines, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to

McCann Birmingham do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not send or apply unsolicited CVs to any of our job opportunities advertised on our website or directly to any employee of McCann. McCann Birmingham will not be responsible for any fees that may relate to unsolicited CVs.



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