Senior Media Planner

Posted 4 years ago

The Media Planner assists the media team with executing paid media strategies and programs that are a part of a larger, integrated plan that is focused on meeting overall Client business goals. They are responsible for working closely with the team to create, activate and review best in class cross-platform paid programs. The Sr. Planner assists with reporting, ongoing campaign optimization, deck preparation, and defining overall KPI’s and goals per channel.


  • Responsible for managing end-to-end paid media engagements involving campaign strategy, planning and implementation
  • Conduct research to establish media objectives, strategies and tactics for cross-channel campaigns
  • Analyze relevant channels, develop budgets and flowcharts and recommend tactical implementation and timing
  • Develop and maintain media plan updates and campaign documents including media plans, flowcharts, budgets, insertion orders, vendor lists and reports to ensure high level of accuracy
  • Develop and present comprehensive media plans to internal stakeholders and clients
  • Partake in RFP responses and new business opportunities
  • Keep in front of industry and paid media trends and developments by conducting research, engaging in training and attending industry events

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Planning and Buying
  • Familiar with media planning (e.g. Kantar, MRI, ComScore), web analytics (e.g. GA360) and ad serving (e.g. Campaign Manager) tools
  • Experience with media planning and activation across channels (e.g. Social, Search, Display)
  • Able to present internally and externally
  • Must be passionately in tune with the latest social media developments, online behaviors, and trends.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks while working independently.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail.
  • A strong sense of urgency and commitment to get the job done quickly and with high quality.
  • The ability to communicate, both written and verbal, with people at all levels of an organization.

Professional Skills Requirements

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in a data driven environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Google suite and presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to take complex solutions and make them simple to explain and digest
  • Attend weekly & monthly media team meetings and client meetings as needed
  • Present recommendations and campaign reporting to clients


Candidate experience should include:

  • Experience involving paid social buys, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter a plus
  • Experience involving programmatic buys on DV360 a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrating resourcefulness, creatively using resources to proactively solve problems and get the job done
  • A passion for keeping up with the latest media trends
  • Attention to detail; demonstrates a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to prioritize workload and multi-task

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Media Planner is responsible for day to day campaign management in support of client goals
  • Supports  Supervisors and Planners in developing a strategic approach across client businesses
  • Develop, maintain, and execute proposals for paid social media campaigns across different platforms
  • Implement pre, during and post campaign optimization strategy planning and discussions with Supervisor
  • Familiarity with pixel generation, UTM parameters, and third-party ad tracking as it relates to campaign set up and reporting
  • Identify trends and key insights for campaign reports. This can include bi weekly, monthly, wrap-up etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining budget sheets, trafficking instructions, creative allocations, budgets/billing discrepancies, and make-goods
  • Budgets pacing tracking
  • Campaign optimizations
  • Budget and bidding allocation across platforms
  • Activating social media buys from within the agency’s platforms
  • Make optimizations based on campaign performance
  • Test and give recommendations on new platform features
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.


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