Wavemaker | Senior Media Planner

Media Planning Seoul, Korea, Republic Of


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker South Korea

Overview of job
Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP.


GroupM is the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for the growing business. In this role, you will learn and be responsible for handling a reputable portfolio of luxury and FMCG clients on a local level.


At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.


Reporting of the role

This role reports to Media Planning Manager.

3 best things about the job:

  1. Opportunity to work for a well-known international brand
  2. Work with talented colleagues across various digital media disciplines
  3. Learn about the Korean digital media landscape and learn more about data management

In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • You will go through an onboarding process to understand the processes and guidelines to the account and related tasks
  • You will be introduced to all stakeholders and lead in current campaign operations
  • You will start to manage digital executions together with your junior

In six months:

  • Manage manipulate data and create charts for reports and depth insight develop
  • Drive strong analytical skills with consideration to company/client objectives

In 12 months:

  • Further innovative media solution and deep insights


What your day job looks like at Wavemaker:

          Develop media strategy, planning and execution ; incl. digital media

          Prepare presentations for high level clients and conduct research to support media rationale

          Deliver clear communication to clients and maintain good working relationships

          Conduct competitive analysis and provide market insights

What you’ll bring:

          Assist in the development of media plans that specify which forms of media will be used to effectively reach the target audience, including emerging media tactics

          Develop the quarterly and annual media plan 

          Assist in maintaining budget updates and spread sheets

          Report competitive analysis

          Generate analysis of market performance

          Work with buying team and team leader to ensure all buys and placements fit the overall strategy

          Billing Reconciliation


Minimum qualifications:

          Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Korean and Intermediate MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint

          Natural curiosity and desire to learn new media, trend, and technology and Ability to analyse results

          Project management; ability to manage multiple projects across critical yet often fluctuating deadlines

          Strong analytical skills with consideration to company/client objectives

          3-5 years media agency and/or digital agency experience working on media planning and/or digital planning

          Experience in developing and implementing analysis and reporting strategies and Experience with new/emerging media, a plus


More about Wavemaker

Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology.  We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our client’s business challenges. We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 70 markets and across more than 30 categories. We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values. We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company.

For more information, go to www.wavemakerglobal.com

About South Korea

GroupM Korea is the leading global media investment management operation in Korea. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies, MediaCom, MindShare and Wavemaker.

Its primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media communications agencies on behalf of our clients, our shareholders and our people by operating as a parent and collaborator in performance-enhancing activities such as trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations with leading market positions.