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Connections Manager, Paid Media

Media Services
Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 10365


Position at VMLY&R

Who we are:

At VML, we are a beacon of innovation and growth in an ever-evolving world. Our heritage is built upon a century of combined expertise, where creativity meets technology, and diverse perspectives ignite inspiration. With the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson, we have forged a new path as a growth partner that is part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology powerhouse.

Our global family now encompasses over 30,000 employees across 150+ offices in 64 markets, each contributing to a culture that values connection, belonging, and the power of differences. Our expertise spans the entire customer journey, offering deep insights in communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. We deliver end-to-end solutions that result in revolutionary work.


The Media Manager is responsible for managing general activities related to digital media planning, buying, executing and evaluating the performance of media campaigns. This individual will effectively manage the flow of client deliverables related to digital media planning and buying.
Responsibilities will include maintaining control of the advertising budget, ensuring execution of media plans and monitoring buys. The Media Manager will also manage activities related to media planning and may be asked to develop POVs/position papers on key client or industry issues. She or he must be able to maintain effective communication within and outside of the agency to ensure accuracy and timeliness and that all campaign needs are met. This individual should have working knowledge and experience with media-related research, planning and buying tools.
  • 1-3 years of digital media strategy, planning, and buying experience. Agency experience preferred
  • Experience with digital media reporting/analysis
  • Experience with media tools such as Nielsen, comScore, MRI, SQAD, SRDS, DoubleClick, AdWords, and more
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills (a must)
  • Media planning and buying experience
  • Familiarity with ad serving and digital media reporting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with outside vendors and clients as well as within the agency
  • Ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail
  • A passion for and interest in digital and emerging media
  • Ability to learn new skills and tools quickly

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $45,000 to $90,000 . Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details.

At VML, we are committed to fostering an all-inclusive work environment that is both rewarding and career-forward. Our Inclusion, Equity & Belonging initiatives, alongside the VML Foundation, reflect our dedication to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our people are the heartbeat of our organization—creators, doers, innovators, makers, and thinkers—who drive not just marketing, but meaningful experiences that resonate in every action and interaction.

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