Media Assistant
UM - Toronto, ON

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The role of Media Assistant is to maintain and document the client’s media buys. As well, to assist the Buyer in preparing data for the purchase and subsequent evaluation of campaigns.

This role requires you to work as part of an integrated buying team ensuring brilliant and flawless media executions.


  • To assist in the preparation of client media billing estimates under the supervision of the Buyer and/or Supervisor
  • Maintain accurate computer inputting (print insertions, station buys, bonus spots, pre-buy, post-buy analysis input)
  • Execute brand scheduling, re-scheduling and shifting/cancellations as required
  • Check contracts for Buyer and/or Supervisor as required (signing and returning to sales representatives)
  • Maintain buying group’s media contracts and makegood filing system
  • Maintain client records
  • Input all contract numbers into UM Canada computer system
  • Monitor insertions, pre-emptions and process makegoods (initially, just inputting makegoods but eventually negotiating makegoods under supervision of the Buyer and/or Supervisor)
  • Become proficient with computer programs (Word, Excel, DDS)
  • Assist in solving/clearing billing discrepancies/queries in a timely manner
  • Become proficient with BBM/Nielsen/PMB/ABC and other research systems/programs (as appropriate)
  • Attend media seminars and presentations as required
  • Involvement in the actual buying process when appropriate training has occurred


  • Post secondary education – University graduate or advertising/marketing College degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Organized
  • Detailed, extremely accurate, and analytical
  • Self-motivated, hard working
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word is a definite asset, but not mandatory

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