NOW TV’s Media Planning Controller, Mags, shares her love for working at NOW TV.

The people behind sky posted on 24 Oct

“I am continuously impressed by the quality of talent at NOW TV. It’s incredible being surrounded by such smart and ambitious people, all experts in their respective fields.”

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Name: Mags Zielinska

Job title: Media Planning Controller

What NOW TV team do you manage?  I manage the Media team within Sales, Marketing & Brand.

What do you love most about your role?  I love the fact that with the media landscape continuously evolving, being part of an innovative and entrepreneurial brand like NOW TV allows us to test new opportunities and evolve at speed.

What is the best thing about working at NOW TV?  The people, NOW TV is full of talent and everyone is super friendly!

Tell us about a project that you are most proud of and why?  October will see the launch of an advocacy programme for NOW TV working with online influencers as well as media partners to bring our proposition to life.  This is a step change in our media approach, driven by media consumption insight for our target audience. I am very excited about this and hope it will deliver on our business objectives.

Tell us about a manager who has really supported your development and how they did this?  My first ever manager Helen Burford, who I like to call my “Media Mum,” is a role model who shaped my career.  Her tenacity to develop her team and utmost dedication to supporting and mentoring her direct reports was second to none.  This really demonstrated the importance of people management for me early on in my career, which I continuously strive to focus on.

What’s the most useful bit of feedback you’ve received?  Let go.  Being quite organised I sometimes find it quite difficult to step away from the detail, but progressing in my career I have had to learn how to do that.

Over the past 12 months at NOW TV what new super smart skills have you learnt?  Since joining NOW TV I think my storytelling skills have improved.  While it might sound a bit boring, selling in ideas though presentations is super important in my role, and NOW TV has certainly developed my skills in this area.

One thing that has surprised you about working at NOW TV? I am continuously impressed by the quality of talent at NOW TV. It’s incredible being surrounded by such smart and ambitious people, all experts in their respective fields.

TV show or movie you’re most excited about seeing on NOW TV? I am really looking forward to season 2 of ‘The Night Of.’