Associate, Planning


The Assistant Media Planner is responsible for all tasks related to supporting and assisting the planning team in preparation of media proposals, plans, budgets, reports, and analysis. The Assistant Media Planner provides maintenance for a communications plan once it has been implemented and supports the buying process by preparing insertion orders, budget summaries, and expenditure reports.


· Write budget reports on whether funds were appropriately spent and if the existing budget is at an expected level

· Write competitive analysis to get a sense of where the competitors are advertising and how much they are spending

· Develop media delivery analysis

· Develop agency point of views on media opportunities for submission to the client

· Assist in the development of media plans that specify which forms of media will be used to effectively reach the target audience

· Responsible for developing a working knowledge of media relevant to the client’s business including TV, print, digital, search, spot TV, and radio

· Study demographic data and consumer profiles to identify desired target audiences for specific media vehicles, including lifestyles and psychographics

· Perform various calculations to identify the usefulness of different media plans.

· Meet with sales representatives to obtain information about their products

· Pull research to support the development of media objectives, strategies and tactics, including MRI/Simmons, Mintel, Adviews, @Plan, ComScore, Ad Relevance and DART

· Responsible for all media plan entry into DB, coordinate with internal/external teams for all campaigns

· Provide maintenance for a media plan once it has been implemented, oversee the launch process, and liaise with Trading partner as required

· Compile and analyze post-analysis data and evaluate site proposals

· Utilize MediaFlow to create and maintain flowcharts

· Accurately maintain client-approved budgets

· Assist in execution and tracking of client billings

· Assist in the media buying process through the creation of media authorization forms and media buy specs

· Review industry trades for new sites, innovative and creative ad units and technologies, as well as competitive information

· Other responsibilities as assigned


· Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration

· Strong customer service skills

· Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

· Ability to work successfully within a team as well as independently

· Establish and maintain effective relationships interdepartmentally as well as with those outside the team


· Strong quantitative and analytical skills

· Able to work successfully, both within a team and independently

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Detail-oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

· Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure

· Effective time management skills with an ability to multitask and prioritize

· Advanced Excel skills; intermediate PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills

· Knowledge of Media Tools, Donovan Data Systems, MRI/Simmons, Mintel, Adviews, DART, Ad Relevance, ComScore and @Plan is a plus but not required

· Use of appropriate GSIP and 3rd party tools to research and develop plan recommendations


· Previous Internship experience in Advertising, Marketing or Communications Planning


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