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Trading Account Executive (Entry-Level)

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
    Media & Journalism
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You need attention to detail, strong communication skills, numeracy, industry knowledge, and a positive attitude. Experience in trading or media is a plus. Desire to learn and navigate the OOH market is essential. Be confident, supportive, and organized.
  • You will assist in media buying, develop relationships, analyze market trends, negotiate media plans, and support post-campaign reviews. A dynamic role in trading and account management awaits!


  • Great attention to detail
  • Great communication and relationship-building skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Good knowledge of industry trends and best practices
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Supportive team player yet confident to work autonomously
  • A flare for project and time management
  • Experience at media owner, specialist or agency with trading experience or desire to get into trading role
  • An understanding of the OOH market and capability & willingness to develop knowledge further to navigate the market accordingly
  • Negotiation experience is desirable but not required


  • Assisting Rapport buying across accounts allocated by HoT
  • Ensuring all Rapport client buying targets are met and exceeded where possible
  • Ensuring Rapport best buying practices are met
  • Developing great owner relationships at junior to mid-level.
  • Developing an understanding of barter
  • Developing an understanding of media audits
  • Negotiating & trading media plans
  • Assisting senior team members as required
  • Managing Market analysis and reviews
  • Supporting competitive analysis reviews
  • Supporting post-campaign analysis reviews
  • Managing professional photography process


What department is this role within?

The role is within the Buying Department of Rapport's UK trading & operations team.

Who are the key internal relationships for this role?

Key internal relationships include Trading Account Managers, Trading and Operations Director, Operations, and all Planning teams.

What are the main responsibilities of a Trading Account Executive?

The main responsibilities include assisting with the purchasing of all Rapport OOH campaigns, working closely with planning teams, ensuring buying briefs are met, and developing buying strategies and policies.

How many people are on the team for this role?

The team consists of 7 people in the Buying Department.

What type of clients does the Buying Department work with?

The Buying Department works with a variety of clients including New Balance, Activision, La Vie, Network Rail, among others.

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IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Matterkind, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, Reprise, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries.