Added 19.10.17


As a result of new business wins and organic growth, UM Birmingham are looking to expand their broadcast team. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Media Planner Buyer, or a Junior Media Planner Buyer who wants to step up.



Use knowledge of media planning and buying products, tools and services to support the team to deliver solid plans and drive innovation

Work closely with internal client teams to efficiently deliver strong and clear broadcast recommendations

Be a trusted expert and comfortable at presenting to experienced clients

Be in control of Audits/PRIP delivery

Have strong negotiation skills to trade on a day to day basis

Challenge briefs



Ideally you will have 3-4 years of Broadcast experience, be passionate, ambitious and curious. You will need to demonstrate: 

Ability to think strategically and look for creative solutions to briefs

Strong numeracy, attention to detail and time management

Written and verbal presentation skills

Ability to challenge colleagues and clients

Ability to brief and manage media owners

Ability to work in a team

Ability to think beyond the spot

Ability to deliver deals

Be a main point of contact for TV sales-houses and a first escalation point for resolution of any issues – strong relationships are essential

Remain close to campaign performance both in terms of buying & response, and be able to make decisions based on campaign performance. This should be underpinned by a good understanding of client business needs.

Ability to plan, book, manage and analyse campaigns accurately and to deadline

Have a good understanding of the client’s business needs and be able to confidently discuss this in the context of TV planning and response

Ability to write robust planning rationales and produce detailed PCA’s



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.

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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.



Communications House,
Highlands Road,
Shirley, Solihull,
West Midlands B90 4WE


0121 713 3500

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07837 595 782

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