Director, Media Strategy

Media Planning and Strategy Chicago, Illinois NY Boston, MA Detroit, MI


About WorkReduce:

We serve brands and agencies as a distributed team of media and technology experts operating through the WorkReduce platform. We are committed to providing employment that pays well, expands access to jobs and training, and makes a difference. We hire people who share our values of transparency, inclusivity, dedication, and fairness. We are committed to providing employment that pays well, expands access to jobs and training, and makes a difference.

WorkReduce, the largest technology-enabled services provider for the media buying industry, is looking for a Director, Media Strategy to execute the overall direction of cross-channel media plans.

What you’ll do: 

  • Expertly generate the broad media strategy and overall account direction for client  
  • Build thoughtful and strategic cross-channel media plans  
  • Sell the vision for cross-channel assessment and be the trusted source for final say on media recommendations 
  • Work with individual channel experts to explore the best options available, and actively breaks down silos when present 
  • Lead efforts to identify opportunities for increased efficiency and/or effectiveness for existing programs 
  • Work closely with Digital Media Insights (Analytics) to devise optimal measurement plans 
  • Provide media marketplace position and assessments for new and emerging media 
  • Closely monitor competitorscategory trends and emerging media opportunities  
  • Provide accurate and professional communication both internally and externally 
  • Help ensure operational excellence is delivered across assigned team 
  • Ensures campaigns are executed in support of the strategy 

What we’re looking for: 

  • 7-9 years of hands-on media strategy and planning, preferably in an agency environment  
  • Thorough understanding of programmatic media buying and strategy (paid search/SEM, and eCommerce media, including Amazon) with demonstrable experience 
  • Ability to create frameworks to determine allocations across channels 
  • Understanding of media marketplace, including establishing vendor and publisher relationships 
  • Expertise in using, understanding, and presenting attribution models and demonstrating cross-channel planning benefits 
  • Possess a balance of analytical and creative problem-solving skills 
  • Experience in eCommerce is a must, experience with consumer electronics is a plus 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint  
  • Ability to manipulate analyze and interpret data 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written – internally and with client teams 
  • High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation 

What you can expect from WorkReduce: 

WorkReduce provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

WorkReduce does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters without a signed agreement on file with WorkReduce. Third-party recruiters include agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time opportunities other than for their own needs.   

WorkReduce will not pay a fee to a third-party recruiter for any resumes or CV’s submitted to any employee that does not have a signed agreement with WorkReduce. The agreement must be dated no earlier than one year previous to the date of resume submission. Candidate introductions, resumes or CV’s must only be submitted via the WorkReduce recruiting team and only if a) an agreement is already in place and b) the third-party recruiter has received formal instruction from a member of the recruiting team to submit candidates to a vacancy.  

We are not able to sponsor candidates requiring work authorization.