Wavemaker | Media Planner

Media Planning Tokyo , Japan


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker | Media Planner

Media Planner will be the point of contact for the client in delivering integrated communication solutions with support from manager. Your core responsibility will be to support delivering media planning of holistic campaign including off & online (mainly online). This starts with basic understanding the client brief and ends with post campaign analysis & learnings. 


 < Responsibilities of the role>

  • Contribute to campaign strategy development as a part of the team.
  • Prepare and help present (both internally & to the clients) media plans with manager by building rationale & KPIs of holistic campaign including off & online. (mainly online)
  • Work with the team to ensure error free implementation of media plans with timely manner.

Manage day-to-day plan changes/maintenance of media plans.

  • Track, analyze, & report competitive activities across all media channels
  • Build client relationship.
  • Business level English (writing/ reading /speaking) or strong intention to improve English skills

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience in media planning or relative field (any marketing field, etc.) with at least 1 year.
  • Collaborate with the team to grow analytical, communications, and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and quality control with the ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Possess can-do attitude and is eager to learn and collaborative.



3 best things about the job:

  1. A chance to work in a truly global media agency with 100+ offices globally, get to work in one of the world’s most successful, global and respect media agency networks which promotes flexible work arrangement and hybrid working style.
  2. Exposure to the end-to-end communication planning process collaborating with the client, partner agencies and other specialists
  3. Learning how to improve marketing ROI while using the best in class tools, but also being encouraged to take initiative to develop your own ideas

About Wavemaker

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fueled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on wavemakerglobal.com, Twitter and LinkedIn 

About Japan

Japan is both the world’s third-largest media market and third-largest e-commerce market. As one of the first markets to develop a full mobile e-commerce ecosystem circa 2001 to 2002, Japanese digital consumers are experienced and discerning; digital marketing campaigns are sophisticated, multi-layered labor of love. While growth is lower in this mature market, e-commerce is projected to increase by 12% in 2016, 11% in 2017 – emerging technologies are driving substantial growth. Programmatic spend across all devices has seen a 156% increase between 2012 and now, with mobile Programmatic spend expected to grow 174% between now and 2017. If you want to excel in a mature, refined media advertising atmosphere and reach savvy consumers with equally-savvy media plans, Japan is the place to be.


GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.