Senior Media Buyer / Planner - Natives Group

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 29/05/2019

Natives is the student specialist marketing group. Born ten years ago in Brighton, we’re experts in advertising, creative, strategy, data and tech – now present in five cities across three continents.

We Think Student. Motivated by a desire to learn, we get excited about everything the fast-changing world of modern marketing has to offer.

If you want to make great work that has a real impact on people’s futures, this is the place to do it.

Job Description:

We are looking for our Senior Media Buyer to come and join our Direct Media team based in our Brighton offices.

This role includes being the point of contact for all publishers and media owners, creating media plans across some or all the following channels; print (national and local), radio, cinema, TV, out of home and direct publisher deals.

Skills Range:


  • Development of a Media Buying Executive
  • Identifying training needs and allocation of workloads and monitoring performance of Media Buying Exec
  • Mentoring, sharing knowledge and providing support to junior members of staff
  • Team motivation


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Direct Media Landscape preferably for the education space including relevant data sets (e.g. MediaTel, Route etc)
  • Point of contact for media/publishers – liaising with media owners to buy the most effective space for the best value and ensuring the agency goals are being met
  • Ensure we have clear and effective processes


  • Planning, buying and implementing strategic client media plans, the buying and negotiating of media with publishers/suppliers. Some creative organisation along with some tracking.
  • Day to day management of campaigns, including optimisation (where possible) and reporting on all campaigns. This includes reporting on key statistics as well as providing further insight and analysis to our clients
  • Point of contact for client and client services team (strategic accounts) – working to understand their needs and match their objectives against the correct media, via effective media planning
  • Working towards and achieving client’s outcomes and KPI's.
  • Attending key client meetings to provide Direct Media expertise
  • Troubleshooting issues with assigned clients
  • Deliver scalable innovation and test and learn projects for clients
  • Reporting on the effectiveness of the campaign

In addition to these functions, employees may be required to carry out other duties as reasonably required

Person Specification:

Education and Training

  • Degree educated
  • Knowledge and Experience
  • 2+ years of experience in Media Planning and Buying
  • Superb communication skills - able to build relationships both internally with colleagues and externally
  • Excel Skills at Intermediate Level, ability to create complex media plans and utilise advanced formulas and features
  • Some prior experience in management/mentoring/developing a team is required

Core Competencies

  • Highly organised
  • Excellent understanding of Maths
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-Motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Outcome focussed
Key Area: Account Handling 15-1199.09Account Handling
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

And what’s in it for you?

As well as a unique working and reward environment we also treat our staff to; 25 days’ holiday, cycle to work scheme, flexi-time, pension scheme, gym or travel subsidy, birthdays off and fresh fruit and fantastic local cakes!

Here at Natives Group, we take care of your career. Personal development is at our core and everyone has a tailored progression path designed to suit them.

Natives group are committed to nurturing diversity throughout Natives and are recognised as a Stonewall Diversity Champion.


No agencies please

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