The Director, Media role is a leadership role within our growing media practice. The ideal candidate will oversee integrated media strategy, planning and buying for an assigned client set, while managing a group of 8-10 media professionals. A background in both digital and traditional media planning is preferred, including robust knowledge of the paid social media landscape. The Director, Media will manage their team to consistently over-deliver on the execution of client campaigns with a laser focus on the channels and tactics that are driving the best business outcomes for our clients. This position requires that the candidate be a self-starter, well organized, detail oriented, a strong leader, highly motivated, and have an eye on what?s next in the media landscape. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities while managing client expectations, timelines and coordination between various resources.
Oversee all facets of media planning and buying for assigned clients
Lead a team of media professionals across digital and traditional media, paid social, search, and programmatic media to effectively plan and buy all program components
Manage client budgets thoroughly with a dedicated focus on efficient media investment and timely and accurate billing
Serve as the day-to-day client lead for all assigned pieces of business
Update AMP senior management on client strengths, opportunities and threats
Lead development of media and communications strategy for assigned clients
Oversee buying teams to ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables
Approves the direction of RFPs that help media partners propose innovative solutions that exceed our clients? expectations
Demonstrate a tireless focus on your client?s business and their day-today performance
Approve timelines and collaborate with account service and project management teams on cross-functional accounts
Ensure digital ad operations are efficient and campaigns launch on time
Proactively research industry, category and client trends and bring innovative ideas to their planning team
Ensures accurate recording keeping on accounts
Contribute to the growth of the AMP through organic upsell and agency new business initiatives
BA in Marketing or related field
Minimum of 8 years of experience with digital and traditional media, programmatic & digital partnerships, preferably in an agency environment;
Deep knowledge of paid social and ad tech ecosystems
Previous success in the planning, development and management of digital and traditional media campaigns
Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills
Experience with Google Campaign Manager and/or other 3rd party tracking solutions preferred
Familiarity with data driven media and the ad tech/mar tech landscape
Ability to analyze data and a deep understanding of media measurement practices,
Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects simultaneously
Proven client service orientation with strong written and verbal communication skills, Ability to consistently perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Ability to lead a multi-faceted team of media professionals and provide growth opportunities and mentorship to all members of the team
Proactive collaboration with agency?s senior management
Passion for keeping up with emerging technologies and the overall marketing landscape
Some travel required, anticipated to be between 10-20% of annual time
Entrepreneurial ? We expect you to think and act Like You Own the Place.
Collaborative ? At the core of this job is an innate desire to Make Everyone Better.
Smarter ? We expect this individual to Be Visionary. S/he should have a passion for the business side of marketing and the ability to apply Wall Street Journal headlines into thoughtful business strategy.
Ego-free ? Check your ego at the door. We expect that this individual can thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment without rubbing people the wrong way.
Results Driven ? This individual will be critical to our client?s success. We expect that s/he always bring it back to the results. Our client success is our success.
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