General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Investment

Location: Toronto, Canada

Job Ref#: 10335

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The role of an Assistant, Investment is to support the team with the maintenance and documentation of the client’s media buys, as well as 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 media investment team to ensure the product is grounded in insights and experience, resulting in flawless media executions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Buyers with campaign execution.
  • Upload media buys and track changes with a high level of accuracy.
  • Assist in the preparation of client billing estimates and reconciliations.
  • Assist in solving and clearing billing discrepancies and queries in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and send out station lists. 
  • Work with media partners to ensure all relevant information is obtained in order to maintain accurate media buys.
  • Ensure invoice information is collected, and follow up with external suppliers to gather missing information.
  • Accurately maintain system and client records.
  • Attend media seminars and presentations as required.
  • Develop proficiency with media-related tools and research systems.
  • Proactively develop knowledge of the media landscape.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Post-secondary education (or equivalent work experience) – University graduate and/or advertising/marketing College degree preferred.
  • Driven desire to develop and excel in a media career.
  • Client service oriented.
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, assisting the team, self-development, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Highly developed organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent ability to manage and prioritize time effectively.
  • Ability to work well  and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong learning agility, with a passion for continuous development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.

We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.

We’re not the biggest agency in town. So rather than outsize our competitors we must outsmart them. That’s why we’ve built the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic capability is an obsession with culture and how brands can pivot from brand advertising (which is forgettable) to cultural branding (which is memorable).

Our new world model is comprised of four central “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design and Partnerships.


Initiative respects that everyone has something unique to contribute to the agency.

We are a bunch of eclectic and brilliant misfits with diverse backgrounds that represent the unique fabric of consumers and culture.

We want you to be yourself. We want to hear your opinions. We want to see your passion and energy.

If you disagree with something you see or hear then speak up. We will never punish or penalize you for bringing something important to our attention.

If you believe you can improve something in the agency then speak up. We will always listen to your ideas and suggestions.

We will not tolerate harassment, bullying or corporate politics. We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We expect you to be responsible on social media and remember that you represent the agency and should not bring us into disrepute.

We are committed to your learning and development. The agency will organize regular training to enhance and accelerate your career – we expect you to prioritize training and actively participate.

We strive for world-class work on every client, every time.

We believe that good enough is not good enough.