Assistant Producer (Account Executive)
REPORTING TO: Producer (Account Manager)
WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday 9.00 – 18.00
LOCATION: Soho, Central Hong Kong
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Client servicing, creative and media analyst briefing
KEY INTERNAL INTERFACES: Media/analysts, creative, editors
KEY EXTERNAL INTERFACES: Clients, media agencies, call centres
A bit about DTV
Mission: Our work is to stand in the shoes (or paws) of those that live in an unjust world – our role is to tell their story so their voices are heard.
DTV Group is independently owned and has been in operation since 2004, with a London HQ. Today we work with 30 NGOs and iNGOs - the big and the not so big – in over 25 countries, covering a wide range of causes from animal (Guide Dogs, WAP, Cat’s Protection), to development (Plan Int. UK, UNICEF, UNHCR) to medical (Sightsavers, Alzheimer’s Research, Marie Curie). We also have 3 active commercial clients: the commercial area is subject to significant growth over the next 12-18 months.
Our core business: we are direct marketing fundraisers who help NGOs acquire new donors through direct response television, film and radio. We help to inspire current donors to continue to keep giving. We use film to recruit major donors. We work with media agencies and call centres to help NGOs manage response effectively and get the best deals possible.
DTV Asia is run from Hong Kong, we also have offices in Sydney, Seoul and New Delhi, serving our International NGO's who are based in APAC.
You’ll become a vital part of our small, friendly and influential team in Hong Kong. This is a new role, we need the extra pair of hands as our business is growing fast.
Where are you now?
You may be in your first job, with experience of managing projects - and are looking for a challenge with more responsibility. Your background will probably show an appetite for marketing and advertising, and you’ll have a passion for wanting to help make the world a better place.
What are we looking for?
Someone who is up for a challenge.
We are global leaders in what we do because we have our own ways of doing things: a simple but clever business model, a strong sense of business ethics and some very smart people … and we need more smart folk to support our growth.
As importantly as anything else, you want to make a real difference to the world by helping our fundraising activities and helping NGOs find new supporters cost-effectively through TV, film, audio and on-line.
What skills will you need to shine?
If you are fluent in Chinese, Mandarin and English, with project management and Microsoft Excel experience, you’re off to a great start.
You’ll also need:
Strong Project Management experience, 1-2 years. You’ll be efficient, organised, articulate, convincing and team-minded, able to think ahead, plan for what’s coming up and meet deadlines, providing regular reports & updates.
Communication skills. You’ll need excellent communication skills to influence people across DTV (creative, media, analysts …) and externally (your clients) to help bring people together and stay on schedule. You’ll need to be flexible and able to deal with a multitude of people, personalities and priorities.
Direct Marketing experience. Understanding the basic principles of direct marketing is key. You’ll be able to show us that you’re numerate and enthusiastic about understanding campaign performance. Of course, we’ll train you in the detail and specifics … we just need you to show us that you have a passion for success and numbers.
Creative and production. TV ads and film are our core outputs. You’ll be the kind of person who wants to learn how to brief and develop great creative that works.
Fundraising experience … it’s not essential, but it would be no bad thing to show that you understand or have empathy with the charity sector.
Key deliverables for the job
Working with the project Producer, you will assist and quickly learn …
A typical day will include (you can see how busy you’ll be!):
And what will you get out of this?
You will get on-the-job training from day one, and will take responsibility quickly with our support. You’ll enjoy fairly flexible working hours, very generous holidays (DTV Long-weekenders: one Friday per month off work) and you should have a lot of fun.
DTV is also a very dog-friendly place to work, visit our Instagram to meet all our furry friends @dogsofdtv
It’s a great opportunity to be part of not just a fast growing agency in an exciting market, but an agency that is a world leader in fundraising DRTV.
To be part of a Group which is extending its offering both geographically and into the digital space by creating and delivering other types of film and video
Finally, here are our company values, so you can check they fit with yours:
Charity money is precious:
We build great relationships:
Proud to deliver our best work:
It’s good business sense to do the right thing: