Media Buyer

Vladimir Jones is looking for a Media Buyer who appreciates the art of negotiation, builds trusting relationships and spends money wisely.  This buyer will have 3+ years of experience buying across media types with demonstrated experience in Spot TV, Cable & Radio.  From a platform perspective, this buyer will be skilled in Freewheel (formerly Strata) and enjoys the convergence of broadcast waves and digital streams.

The Media Buyer complements the planning team in research, planning and placement of all clients’ media projects and reports to the Director of Media Services.

Duties & Skills:

  • Using Freewheel (formerly Strata) buying system, purchase all channels of media including Spot TV, Spot Radio, Cable TV, Print, OOH and Digital media
  • Collaborate with planning and digital teams to ideate the best use of channel or medium for the campaign goals
  • Skilled in the art of negotiation, and the ability to create win-win relationships
  • Obtain and analyze inventory availability, and corresponding rates for media
  • Issue insertion orders for media that confirms and authorizes placement
  • Collaborate with Traffic team in delivery of materials
  • Meet all deadlines of planning participation, buying and stewardship of campaigns through billing and resolution
  • Maintain resource and media files
  • Must become familiar with all media buying and research software tools within the agency – Many resources will be learned/acquired (SQAD, Nielsen, ComScore, etc.)
  • Approve all media invoices for billing management, and resolve discrepancies
  • Issue agency media reports when requested with actionable advice and optimization
  • Organize personal workflow and maintain files to align with integrated team deliverables
  • Provide post-buy analysis for all broadcast campaigns to ensure client receives purchased GRP levels and obtain accurate refunds/adjustments with media where applicable

 

The Broadcast Media Buyer must have strong organizational and administrative skills with above average mathematical and computer capabilities.  An aptitude to adapt to the connected consumer of today requires the integration of traditional and emerging media platforms.  Strategic and research talent is a plus, as is an advertising and marketing educational background.  Exceptional communication skills are required to ensure timely and effective interaction with the media community, as well as internal collaboration.

 

Agency Values:

The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the agency regardless of role or responsibility:

  • Fearless: Of course we can do it. Absolutely. No doubt. Doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the thousandth. We face and embrace and race through a changing world, brave because we have each other.
  • Tenacious: Proactive by nature, optimistic by choice. Forward as a way of life. Solve as a mode of thinking. If you believe in something, sink your teeth into it and go, go, go.
  • Passionate: Everything matters. Every client interaction. Every comma and every decimal. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing to the best of your ability.
  • Me & We: What can you do to make your team successful? Find your moment, your specialty, your piece of the puzzle. And then own it for the greater good.
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