Connections Planning Associate

Media Planning/Buying New York, New York


Position at Havas Media

 Connections Planning, Associate



The Connections Planning Associate is a position which requires an individual who works well within a team and be prepared for fast-paced and detail oriented environment. The individual is expected to show resourcefulness, exhibit accountability, and understand their role well enough to act independently and demonstrate initiative.  The Connections Planning Associate is expected to be an active participant in meeting and day to day interaction with an increasing level of contribution as the experience builds.

This individual is expected to contribute to channel planning, implementing and maintaining of cross channel media plans.



  • Works closely with Connections Planner, participates in the development and management of Channel media plans.
  • Liaise between Investment teams to ensure plans are on schedule and elements are completed
  • Assist in development across channel media plans specify which channels to effectively reach the target audience.
  • Prepare and update media flowcharts, assist in media buying process through the approval of media authorization forms and the buy specs.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions
  • Assist with tracking media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance
  • Compile and analyzes agency secondary research
  • Utilize and understand proprietary and syndicated studies used for planning and reporting


  • Work with Connections Planner and manage RFP’s and briefs for Activation teams
  • Collaborate with client focused teams
  • Review industry trades for new sites, innovative technologies and competitive information
  • Monitor cultural and social trends that affect a client’s business



  • 1 to 3 years of experience in Media & Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for contact with the Communication Strategy and investment teams
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Significant organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with exceptional critical thinking, and problem solving abilities
  • Effective time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Attention to Detail
  • Basic understanding of the media planning function
  • Math Accumen
  • Advanced Excel Skills: intermediate PowerPoint and Microsoft Word Skills
  • Knowledge of MRI Simmons, Mintel, ComScore is a plus but not required


Havas Media is one of the leading global communications and marketing brands. We are also the proud recipient of 2016 Adweek US Media Agency of the year!
Our simple corporate structure and single P&L policy strips away unnecessary brand hierarchies and barriers and allows its multi-disciplinary teams to focus on delivering client value though innovation, agility and speed. All our teams are integrated thanks to our new ‘Havas Media Village’ so that we can deliver specialist knowledge across two central areas of investment and focus: content-creation and data. On the data side we have Socialyse (a global network of social media specialists); Artemis (the group’s global data management service); Affiperf (our global trading desk); Mobext (mobile technologists, designers and strategists); AdCity (geolocation marketing experts); and Ecselis (a media optimization consultancy) - all of which are supported by mathematical research, data science, web analytics, performance tracking and trading platforms. On the content side we are an Emmy award-winning company and Havas Media Group the only network to boast a consistent global offer in sports and entertainment thanks to Havas Sports & Entertainment. We also work with ignition (for experiential and events); and London (digital and direct marketing specialists); and Havas Productions – which houses world-class editorial teams as well as experts in audio-visual production and distribution – not to mention the group's branded entertainment specialists Havas Sports and Entertainment (formerly know as Cake)  – a Forbes Top 100 global social media and event agency based in London and NYC. Our organization is structured around the principles of Organic Marketing. With the group’s Meaningful Brands® methodology at its core, Organic Marketing at Havas Media actively promotes an alternative to the traditional “paid first” approach - ensuring our teams redefine the strategic roles of owned, shared, earned and paid media for all our clients.