Digital Associate Director

Job description

We are looking for a Digital Associate Director with a minimum of 4 years’ experience.

The individual will be working across the entertainment section of the business on accounts such as Bandai Namco and Pokémon whilst supporting the wider team in developing our Digital Online specialism and trading agreements.

The tasks the individual would be expected to manage with Director support:

• Leading the Digital team in managing the agency’s online portfolio, working directly with clients and advising them on Digital media strategy.
• Assist team in negotiation of, and manage delivery of, media owner deals/campaign deliveries.
• Manage compilation of key client reports including buying results, reports and market competitive reporting.
• Oversee preparation and presentation of material required for client and internal meetings
• Management of Account Executives/Junior team members to complete tasks in an efficient, timely manner
• Champion use of new and viable Digital platforms and technologies to enhance planning and delivery.
• Recommend and implement new working practices to enhance the agency’s Digital planning and buying offering
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with senior media owners and other third parties

Essential Skills/Behaviours:
• Previous media agency experience
• Experience across UK clients
• Current relationships with Senior media partners
• Confidence, positivity and ability to present yourself amongst internal/external colleagues
• Strong presentation skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and within a team
• Great attention to detail, combined with great organisational skills
• High level of computer literacy, especially in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Ability and confidence to learn and apply new skills
• Knowledge or experience using a number of the following: DCM, Prisma, FB Ad Manager, Google Ads Manager, E-commerce platforms or equivalents.
• Reporting across systems such as Datascience, Pivot sheets, MOAT etc.

Desirable Skills:
• Previous experience across entertainment sectors
• Experience across programmatic and e-commerce platforms
• Background working across International territories
• Linguistic skills, fluent in additional languages
• Relevant degree/qualifications within Digital online space i.e FB Blueprint, IPA Digital exams etc

The position would be reporting to a Director and salary is dependent on experience.

The Package

What can we offer you?
Contractual Benefits (following successful completion of a 3-month probation period)
• All our team members participate in our Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) scheme.
• Performance related annual bonus.
• Summer hours across July – August, 2pm early Friday office closure.
• Hybrid working available (50-60% of the working week).
o Flexible start time to allow for avoidance of daily commute times
(8.30AM – 9.30AM).
• Employee pension scheme.
• Company Health Insurance.
• Company Life assurance policy.
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Inclusion in externally accredited company training programme
• 24 days contractual annual leave:
o Include statutory 20 days.
o 1x day off for birthday.
o Additional bonus 3 days available for planning holiday in line with demands
of the business.
• Loyalty bonuses based on tenure including holiday allowances and cash bonuses.
• Christmas to New Year office closure
• Cycle to office scheme available to all employees
• Annual season ticket loan (after 12 months employment)

What about the fun stuff?
• We host a Summer away day for all team members every year (last year we did a Generation Media bespoke London Cab Scavenger Hunt, with drinks and karaoke to follow).
• Quarterly socials fully funded by the company.
• Wellbeing weeks hosted on a quarterly basis including access to massages, coffee vouchers, goodie bags and more…
• Access to fruit, snacks and breakfast on a daily basis in the office
• On site games room with pool table, ping pong/PlayStation games etc

The Agency

Generation Media

The Company

Generation Media are the World's leading independent specialist for communication to children, families and gamers globally. All our work is underpinned by insight and proprietary tools, designed to meet the unique set of objectives for every brief we receive. We champion professionalism and innovation within the advertising industry, ensuring our clients business is given the care and attention essential to a successful partnership.

Navigating our clients through the changing digital media landscape is key. Their success has contributed to our business growth, and we act as an extension of our clients marketing teams, saving them both time and money.

As well as supporting client growth, we have a proactive new business programme and benefit from positive word of mouth and client referrals which have contributed to success. We operate on a global level through our carefully selected agency partner network and centralised management from the UK office with on the ground support in Germany.

Our Culture

In 2023, we transitioned into an Employee Ownership Trust structure, making our employees the major shareholders and co-owners of our business. The success and growth of the business directly translate into financial benefits for all employees, including tax-free bonuses. It also fosters a culture of collaboration and inclusion whereby all employees have a voice and insight into business decisions through the trustee board.

Our people are the beating heart of the business. We have an award-winning team and pride ourselves on being a recognised centre of excellence of talent development. Working for Generation Media provides a unique opportunity with career development being directly linked to business growth.

We have just secured our 9th gold accreditation from the internationally recognised Investors in People and our 7th Platinum award from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Continuous Development Programme as well as being named as a Campaign Magazine Best Place to Work. Every member of the team is steered by the strength of our “DNA” company culture (Development, eNergy and teAmwork).

We are an equal opportunities employer who looks to recruit ambitious, talented, and self-starting individuals.