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Assistant Media Planner

At Saatchi we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. We believe that everyone matters. And we believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible. We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves, and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration. We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the clients we service.

As an Assistant Media Planner, you will work closely with the Consumer Communications (C2) group in developing and implementing integrated media campaigns that deliver against key performance metrics for a highly respected automotive client.

Success for this position is measured by the following:

  • Ability to use good judgment and deliver error-free work
  • Working under pressure and meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Application of media principles and making connections based on learned knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Eagerness and willingness to go above and beyond by being proactive, tenacious, and solutions-oriented
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work extended hours, including weekends, as required
  • Natural curiosity and desire to learn new technology
  • Comfortable working with data and critical analytical skills
  • Demonstrate an eagerness to think creatively and share ideas in a group setting

An ideal candidate will have a general understanding of media, including traditional and digital media channels. This is an entry-level position, however relevant employment (internships or prior agency experience) and/or academic courses related to marketing/media are preferred.

Candidate experience should include:

  • Demonstrating resourcefulness, creatively using resources to proactively solve problems
  • A passion for keeping up with the latest digital and social media properties
  • A working comprehension of required media math
  • Proficiency with the following computer software/systems including MS Office (Excel and Powerpoint)
  • An ability to learn various types of technology that supports this role
  • Attention to detail; demonstrates a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to prioritize workload and multi-task

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Input and maintain charts with heavy data, with a high degree of accuracy
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate media flowcharts, trafficking instructions, creative allocations, budgets/billing discrepancies, and make-goods
  • Effectively coordinate with internal and external client partner teams
  • Assist the team with Point of Views (POV’s) and ad hoc projects
  • Evaluate and execute added value and integrated programs
  • Assist the team in managing and monitoring media buys, including digital media optimizations and reporting
  • Prepare materials for client and vendor meetings
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate meetings with clients and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned
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