Media Planner J. Walter Thompson INSIDE Los Angeles

Media Los Angeles, California


Position at J. Walter Thompson INSIDE

J. Walter Thompson INSIDE Los Angeles is seeking a Media Planner to join our Account Management team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine media strategy to meet stated business goals
  • Media planning across all media channels, with heavy emphasis on digital media, including social media and programmatic buying
  • Gather and analyze media research
  • Analyze media results and provide insights and optimization recommendations
  • Optimize existing forecasting methodologies to enhance performance results
  • Perform and oversee media planning and budgeting responsibilities
  • Create monthly budget summary updates
  • Create research analysis
  • Construct, develop and present competitive analysis
  • Build, populate and deliver marketing calendars on a monthly basis
  • Reconcile any discrepancies
  • Manage and communicate effectively with agency partners and internal team
  • Manage direction of planning activities for accounts
  • Effective development and management of client budgets
  • Write proposals and client correspondence, including status and progress reports
  • Solid understanding of “big picture” client objectives and program


  • Demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful plans 
  • Strong client relations - having the ability to understand and assess a client’s business needs, and meet those needs
  • Proven project management skills
  • Developing and managing budgets and overseeing timelines
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and experience, providing sound counsel and recommendations
  • Analytically savvy with strong quantitative skills
  • Solid organizational and problem-solving skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Three+ years of work experience in advertising with former recruitment, employer branding/internal communications experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree
J. Walter Thompson INSIDE is a full-service recruitment advertising agency and employer branding consulting firm, creating pioneering ideas in strategic recruitment, human resource development and management, and more. We believe that when companies understand, live, and share their culture, they naturally attract, engage and retain the best talent. Spanning healthcare, technology, entertainment, retail, packaged goods, fashion, government, and more, we work with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.