If you are interested in becoming a Media Buyer then you will be responsible for buying advertising space for whatever form of media you work for, television, radio, newspaper, magazines etc.
It is an important role with important decisions to make as the space that you are responsible for buying is what the public see and you want to reach a wider target audience as possible.
Starting salaries for Advertising Media Buyers can be around £18,000 to £22,000 a year. Once you gain some experience then this can rise to between £24,000 and £40,000. High salaries can be £50,000 or more.
If you are looking to write a covering letter to go with your CV or application, please see below for a letter which you can use as a guide.
Advertising Media Buyer Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st March 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Media Buyer
I would like to apply for the role of Media Buyer which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have always had a keen interest in the media world and feel that because of my personality and work experience that I have done at (where – if true, maybe some experience on a radio show, television, with a newspaper or magazine?) that I would make an excellent buyer.
I understand that the role involves working closely with the planners to ensure that we capture the audience/public at the right time so that the space gets maximum coverage and as a result works for us as a media company.
I am an outgoing person who is a confident communicator, I have done some previous sales work and do not get deterred easily and find selling and buying a real challenge.
I am very organised and like to ensure that I get all my calls and work done daily so that each day as humanly possible is a fresh day.
I have enclosed my CV which shows you my previous work experience and (university/college). I am happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding my role and skills so please do not hesitate to get in contact with me on any of my contact numbers or email.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your covering letter.