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Media Lead, UK

London, United Kingdom

About the Role

As the Media Lead, you will manage brand media strategy for the UK, including planning, activation, and measurement for highest priority brand initiatives. Working closely with internal marketing teams, external media and creative agency partners, you will be responsible for driving a comprehensive marketing strategy. You will act as the in-house media subject matter experts and develop innovative media plans to drive both brand and business results. You will lead strategic planning and media buying across major media partners and tech platforms, identifying the right channel mix and partnering with campaign leads to deliver best-in-class campaigns.

In this role, you will manage our media agency relationship, ensuring that strategies deliver against business objectives and are constantly optimized. This role would suit someone from a strategic media planning background (agency or client side) with a deep understanding of data strategy, channel planning, consumer insights and media investment.

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What You'll Do

  • Partner with a sizeable external agency team to deliver best-in-class strategic plans and media activations across Uber and UberEats
  • Partner with regional marketing to run a multi-million-dollar media budget across Uber and UberEats
  • Leverage and champion multiple sources of research, best practices and critical thinking including bringing innovative media approaches into the business.
  • Drive media optimization to improve the impact of in-flight campaigns
  • Drive meaningful media innovation grounded in data, consumer trends and best practices to create consumer impact
  • Ensure maximum impact from key digital partners (Meta, Google, Snap, etc.) by working with them directly and via our media agency
  • Collaborate closely with our in-house Performance Marketing team to ensure brand media strategies complement initiatives through the funnel
  • Act as a trusted partner and in-house subject matter expert to the broader organization, providing thought leadership and education on all things media to the Uber team

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of media strategy and planning
  • Media agency and/or client-side media experience, ideally from a strategy or planning background
  • Deep familiarity with the UK media landscape and culture
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrated experience in digital and programmatic media buying
  • Experience with media measurement and reporting methodologies, including geo-holdouts, brand lift, attention and engagement metrics
  • Deep understanding of audience segmentation and data strategy
  • Experience building and maintaining successful teams
  • Previous responsibility for managing large media budgets

Preferred Qualifications

  • A track record of developing innovative media campaigns
  • Flexible, with the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • A keen eye for detail and a strong bias for action
  • Confident with agile working methods such as Google Workspace and Slack
  • Hands-on use of all digital media platforms & channels
  • Positive can-do attitude who can find creative solutions

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber's cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.

*Accommodations may be available based on religious and/or medical conditions, or as required by applicable law. To request an accommodation, please reach out to

Client-provided location(s): London, UK
Job ID: Uber-128454
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program