AV Associate Director
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

Are you ready to lead groundbreaking AV media activations for industry-leading clients like EFD (a leading film entertainment business), Three, and TikTok? Zenith and the Publicis Media Exchange (PMX), is seeking a dynamic AV Associate Director to drive our AV investment strategy to new heights.

Why Us? At PMX, we're committed to safe and effective media investment, leveraging premium publishers and platforms to fuel business growth. With a culture of innovation and over 300 investment specialists, we're constantly pushing boundaries to exceed client expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of AV buyers to deliver top-tier activations across TV, BVOD, SVOD, CTV, and Cinema.
  • Negotiate with sales house teams to unlock added value opportunities for clients.
  • Ensure timely completion of AV administration and meeting all set deadlines.
  • Stay updated on AV marketplace changes, sharing insights with teams and clients.
  • Drive innovation in response to client briefs, fostering productive relationships with planning teams.
  • Utilize advanced systems and technology to understand audience behavior and consumption patterns.


  • Demonstrable experience as a Senior Manager or Associate Director within a media AV department, with expertise in TV, BVOD, SVOD, CTV, and Cinema.
  • Previous team management experience, including objective setting and development conversations.
  • Strong client management skills, with the ability to challenge briefs and deliver exceptional results.
  • Knowledge of the programmatic video ecosystem and experience in the entertainment sector is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a track record of managing client/AV finance processes with precision.
  • Confidence in managing client audits across all AV mediums, with the ability to attend audits with clients and auditors.

Join Us: If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for driving impactful AV media strategies and fostering team development, we want you on our team. Take the next step in your career with Zenith and PMX, where innovation meets excellence. Apply now and be part of a team that's shaping the future of media investment.

Additional Information

Zenith 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 – An 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 employees being office-based on Mondays and two other 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.

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