AV Investment Director (Media Planning & Buying)
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Zenith, we help brands make BOLD MOVES.

Bold moves are big, brave changes to media strategy, delivering more impact for brands and more value for consumers.

Bold moves are backed up with a solid forecast – they are a better path to growth.

Bold moves build a partnership – we believe in this approach so much we link our growth to your success.

Bold Moves bring bigger ROI. This approach works for our clients, our people and consumers – it’s why we are recognised as the UK’s best media agency.

Our Commitment
At Zenith UK, we believe that fostering an inclusive culture where all talent can thrive makes our company stronger. It enables a greater idea exchange, which fosters innovation and creativity, and enriches our perspective. We are committed to Publicis Groupe’s wide variety of talent engagement and inclusion programming and encourage our people to take an active role in continuing to drive positive change within our agency.   

Job Description

Zenith living up to its stellar reputation has secured two new high-profile clients – a prominent online retailer in the UK and a leading global music streaming service. As a result of these successful wins, Zenith supported by Publics Media Exchange (PMX) has created an enriching career opportunity for an AV Investment Director to drive the AV investment strategy for these prestigious clients, contributing to their continued growth and success.

Why Join Us? At PMX, we're dedicated to delivering safe and impactful media investments, leveraging top-tier publishers and platforms to drive business growth. With a culture rooted in innovation and a team of over 300 investment specialists, we continually push boundaries to exceed client expectations.

What will you be doing?

  • Team Leadership & Activation: Lead a team to deliver top-notch activation across TV, BVOD, SVOD, CTV & Cinema, ensuring best-in-class strategies and executions.

  • New Business Development: Collaborate with new business teams to craft AV strategies and presentations, contributing to winning new business opportunities.

  • Negotiation & Value Optimization: Negotiate with sales house teams to secure added value opportunities for clients, maximizing campaign effectiveness.


Who we are looking for;

  • Proven experience as an Associate Director or Account Director within an AV department, specializing in TV, BVOD, SVOD, CTV, and Cinema.
  • Knowledge of the programmatic video ecosystem and experience in managing client/AV finance processes, along with confidence in managing client audits across all AV mediums.
  • Experience in the retail sector will be advantageous.
  • Strong team management skills, including objective setting and development conversations.
  • Excellent client management skills, with the ability to challenge briefs and deliver exceptional results.

Join Zenith/PMX in shaping the future of media investment and driving success for our clients. Apply now!

Additional Information

Zenith UK has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).


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