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Associate Media Director.

As an Associate Media Director, you will help develop and implement integrated media campaigns that deliver against key performance metrics on a variety of Mindgruve accounts.

An ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the knowledge and energy to not only develop and execute strategic media plans, but also be capable and confident in presenting plans to the client(s), while helping manage a growing media team.

We need a person with:

  • A 4-year college degree and 7+ years of media planning and/or buying experience (with at least five years of online experience)
  • Working comprehension of strategy development and required media math
  • Experience across various mediums preferred (Digital, Broadcast, Print, OOH)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask effectively and organizational skills to manage and prioritize team daily work flow
  • Familiarity with Doubleclick or comparable ad serving technology
  • Working knowledge of media research tools (IMS, MRI, Nielsen, ComScore, Simmons, etc.)
  • Comprehensive understanding of programmatic media capabilities and buying
  • Ability to develop thorough, insightful campaign analysis and optimization recommendations
  • Experience overseeing budgeting process
  • Ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal / professional relationship with vendors, clients, etc.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once in a high pressure environment while still meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency in Apple iWorks package, Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Desire to live in San Diego

What you’ll do here:

  • Lead strategic direction of client media deliverables
  • Develop strong/innovative integrated media strategies for clients based on their specific needs
  • Manage and mentor a growing team of planners/analysts to ensure client deliverables are completed within the scope of the project
  • Manage media budgets, pacing, and tracking to ensure complete delivery while reaching client goals and KPIs
  • Develop deep knowledge of clients’ business strategy and challenges
  • Drive standards of integration with cross agency and client functions
  • Harness cross-channel capabilities
  • Provide toolset and industry POVs
  • Participate in agency new business pitches, as necessary
  • Uncover and interpret data to help build strategy and solve business problems
  • Vet vendors and media tools, stay on top of industry trends, and share knowledge with internal team and clients
  • Help manage a shift to display self-serve programmatic platform(s) for some clients and/or campaigns

Compensation commensurate with experience. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts and 401K. This is an in-house position, though currently working remote due to COVID precautions. No headhunters, contractors, freelancers, overseas agents or professional job-hoppers will be considered.

Qualified candidates MUST email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include “Associate Media Director” as the subject.