General information

Agency: Initiative

Function: Investment

Location: Sydney, Australia

Job Ref#: 15546

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Investment Partnerships Associate role is an entry level position within Rufus, powered by Initiative requiring an eager, proactive and energetic person who is interested in beginning a career in media. The Partnerships Associate is an important position within the integrated investment process and supports the team as they build a go to market approach.
This person should like working with numbers, have strong communication skills, work well in a team environment and have a level of curiosity that infects the entire team that works with you on campaigns. Your exceptional attention to detail and your proactivity in seeking out learning and development opportunities will distinguish you from your peers and help accelerate your career growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responds to basic client requests as required with accuracy and prior to the agreed deadline
  • Supports creative agency material and production needs, with guidance / supervision as required
  • Maintain client’s schedules in accordance with their goals
  • Supports the team in the implementation of campaigns
  • Assists in reporting and tracking budgets, savings and value, ensuring accuracy for internal team
  • Assists in evaluating media partner proposals
  • Seeks out mentorship and learning proactively from discipline leaders at Initiative (Strategy, Communications Design, Partnerships, Client Advice & Management)
  • Learns key programs and tools including but not limited to BMD, eTAM, AQX, Nielsen Net Ratings, Savannah, etc.
  • Contributes to the analysis and post campaign summary of integrated campaigns
  • Manages material advice on behalf of clients in terms of accuracy, despatch/tagging, timelines and record keeping
  • Loads with accuracy and timeliness all relevant media bookings for their client base in the applicable BCC area according to the Magna best practice guidelines
  • Develops budget management of specific buys including proforma checking, account queries and approvals
  • Assists in compiling competitive reports with guidance/supervision as required
  • Communicates progress proactively with team members to effectively manage expectations
  • Understands and practices confidentiality in all work issues
  • Builds and maintains professional rapport with media and creative agency partners across all disciplines and channels
  • Attends regular media meetings to develop media, market and industry knowledge
  • Attends and contributes to Partnerships meetings, including but not limited to WIPs, tracking meetings, Initiative Ignite
  • Participates in THRIVE and agency training to expand skills standards
  • Maximises NGEN opportunities and training programs to further develop industry knowledge
  • Demonstrates strong collaboration and teamwork within and across teams and discipline pillars
  • Resolves account queries and/or billing discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Ensures and advocates for productive and positive media partner relationships

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Ideally you have tertiary education within media, marketing, advertising, business or other related fields; previous internship experience is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate concisely and clearly, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Detail-oriented, organised, conscientious, with the ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

About Us

We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Off the back of winning 2022 B&T Media Agency of the Year, MFA Talent & Culture, B&T Women in Media Employer & Industry Leader, Mumbrella Industry Leader, MFA NGen & UnLtd Hall of Good awards, there has never been a better time to join Initiative. Our internal culture is second to none, and the work our teams create reflect the energy, passion and intelligence that goes into bringing them to market.