Entry level roles in media planning & buying

Job description

The role

We’re looking to find future Goodstuffers to join us as executives as part of our Goodstart Scheme, and this year we're recruiting for our Client Department, Broadcast, Out-of-Home and Digital teams.

Depending on the role and department they work in the Goodstuff Executive supports their team in delivering excellence in channel planning and investment or media planning and client servicing. Working in close collaboration with their immediate team and Goodstuffers across the agency they are responsible for supporting in buying media and building media plans for brands such as JD Sports, Yorkshire Tea or The AA. All Goodstarters contribute to our agency objectives of getting to great work to delight our clients. They are expected to develop effective Goodstuffer relationships, support the smooth and seamless running of campaigns and take on the majority of internal team admin tasks.
The requirements

The bread and butter of what we do is media planning & buying, and for that, you need to have a head for numbers and a passion for interrogating & analysing data. You have to be able to build strong trusting relationships with your fellow Goodstuffers, our clients and media owners and be able to write a mean to-do list.

We want to meet people who are passionate about great brands and helping to build them. We will teach you how to do the day-to-day, so previous experience is by no means necessary – instead, we want to see and hear why you want to embark on a career in our industry, and most importantly why Goodstuff?

The process:
The interview process itself is in three stages:

1. You answer three questions for us in your application which will be reviewed by a panel of Goodstuffers.
2. If successful, you are invited for your first interview. This is 30 minutes long and you will be interviewed by two Goodstuffers who work in the departments for which we are hiring. This is a standard competency-based interview enabling us to find out more about you, your motivations for applying for a role within our industry, and importantly why Goodstuff.
3. Again, if successful at stage two you will be taken through to our assessment day. On this day we aim to get to know you through a variety of tasks and interviews (it’s more fun than it sounds, we promise). This is also your opportunity to get to know Goodstuff and to ask as many questions as you can – it’s as much about you finding out if Goodstuff is for you, as it is for us.

Key dates:
• 18th April – first round interviews (30 mins, remote via Teams)
• 8th & 16th May – assessment day (12pm-6pm, in person at our London offices)
• 2nd September – start date at Goodstuff

You need to be available to attend one of the assessment days to move forward in the process. In terms of start date, if you are unable to start until later, or indeed would like to start sooner, please still apply but make sure to let us know in the 'When can you start working' question we ask in your application.

Useful info:
In terms of dress code , we encourage you to wear whatever you feel most comfortable and confident in. Our usual approach at Goodstuff is smart casual.

The salary and benefits package for this role is a combined amount of £26,500 per annum.

The role is hybrid with three together days in the agency. You may be required to do more than three days for certain things, e.g. training, client meetings.

The scheme:
If you’re a graduate or school leaver or simply looking for a new career path, you’re made of different stuff, and want to work for the bravest and most inventive media agency in the UK then apply as our Goodstart Scheme could be the perfect match.

You’ll receive comprehensive training throughout year one spanning classroom and on the job learning. You will take your accredited IPA Foundation qualification exam, alongside a number of other external qualifications with the likes of Google, Facebook and Thinkbox.

The initial two month intensive training programme will cover inductions into media channels (Digital, TV, Publishing, Audio and Out-of-Home), exciting external trips to media owners like Global, Meta & Clear Channel and a programme of office related training on how to adjust to your new working environment. We will take you through our Goodprocess planning framework, and show you how we come up with inventive ideas that excite our clients through our ideas sessions. Your training will culminate in a pitch where you’ll get to work on a client brief in teams, and put all your learning into practice.

Made of different stuff:
Goodstuffers are a group of individuals made of different stuff. Collectively we shine in support of our mission: to be the World’s most inventive media agency. Our invention is born out of divergent thinking in an inclusive environment which comes together to create something truly original and good. Truly Goodstuff.

To support this, we have an Equal Opportunities Policy; except we call ours the Do the Right Thing Policy. It’s simple. We believe in fairness. That means, first and foremost, we recruit on merit and ability. We treat each other, fairly, with dignity and respect – we give a sh*t. We create an inclusive environment in which everyone belongs. When we recruit, promote, train, or reward we do that on the basis of aptitude and ability. We help and encourage everyone at Goodstuff to realise their full potential.

Any form of discrimination or harassment, less favourable treatment, or victimisation based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.

The Package

Competitive benefits package

The Agency

Media Planning & Buying

[Yesterday 4:24 PM] Liv Wicks
There are hundreds of agencies that plan and buy media. There’s only one that delivers ‘Media & Some’. Our combination of entrepreneurial ownership, a comms planning heritage and an unrestrained, transparent trading approach gives us the ability to deliver inventive media solutions that no one else can. It’s also given us something that very few others have – a Media Week and Campaign Agency of the Year crown, a Grand Prix double whammy at the Media Week and Campaign Awards for 2019 and 2020, and a Campaign Agency of the Decade shortlist.