Media Buyer

Media Buyer: Traditional Media (TV) – Cape Town

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Heads up Media Buyers, this one’s for you! We have an exciting opportunity for a mid-weight traditional Media Buyer at a superb ad agency located in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. This is an office-based role. The Media Buyer will be responsible for the effective media buying of a portfolio of accounts encompassing buying, negotiating, administration and budget control as well as evaluation and monitoring of activity which has been booked. Ideally, this “media specialist” will have a sound understanding of the traditional media landscape, its intricacies as well as the unique attributes of every step within the media marketing channel. Is it you? Get in touch!


  • Buying
  • Negotiating the best deals possible with the various TV Channels
  • Ensuring that rates are correct and loaded onto the billing system accordingly
  • Ensuring there are no account queries and investigating and sorting them when they occur
  • Negotiate compensation for incorrect Media placement/bookings
  • Issue material chase list for all Media to Production, Traffic, Client Service etc.
  • Being accountable for all financial queries
  • Liaising with media owners and providing relevant documentation i.e., CI’s (Copy instructions)
  • Evaluating booked media and providing post campaign information
  • Budget control – monthly budget reconciliations
  • Develop a strong understanding of the clients’ brands and business.


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant industry qualification
  • A solid understanding of the billing process – from inception to client billing – essential
  • A strong knowledge basic computer programs i.e., Excel
  • Effectively able to monitor post campaign data
  • Experience working on Retail business
  • Initiative and integrity and always striving to negotiate the best possible deal – essential
  • Strong administrative skills – essential
  • An understanding of the whole agency process and where media and media buying fit into the overall picture
  • An understanding that they are accountable for a large sum of money and are able to take responsibility.
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Mid
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Viv2834