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ASSISTANT STRATEGIST, NEW YORK OFFICE

Assistant Strategist supports the strategy and account team across planning, buying and account management. The assistant strategist helps facilitate campaign execution and deliverables.

Responsibilities

  • Assist strategy/account teams to ensure that project milestones, timelines, and deliverables are met
    • Schedule and participate in meetings
    • Follow up on projects
    • Take notes in meetings as necessary and send out information
  • Coordinate vendor relations
    • Obtain information such as media availability, specs and rates to evaluate potential media buys
    • Report back with team lead information to make recommendations
  • Create and distribute insertion orders to vendors and internal teams upon plan approval
    • Use buying system (Strata)
    • Ensure appropriate approvals are obtained
    • Verify correct media is running
  • Respond to and gather all requested information from supervisor to facilitate media plan development
  • Work closely with senior media team to coordinate and reconcile media billing across all platforms (print, TV, digital, radio)
    • Ensure correct media buy has been entered in the system
    • Resolve any discrepancies
  • Assist the media department with market research and insights by using various websites and media resources
  • Participate in team brainstorms
    • Take notes and coordinate with LA office to combine ideas into one document
  • Work across Google office platform
    • Update media flowcharts and change logs
    • Update workflow and assist in getting larger team to update status docs
    • Assist with creation of power point decks
    • Set up Google Hangouts
  • Learn and understand basic media planning and buying principles
  • Enter time reports once a week, at a minimum
  • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience (internship) working in an agency setting or similar client service environment
  • Must have outstanding attention to detail to be able to work across multiple documents and reconcile campaign budgets
  • Demonstrate strong organization of daily responsibilities
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Comfortable working with budgets and numbers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PPT; Familiar with Google Docs a plus
  • Passion for entertainment (TV and Film); Dialed into pop culture; Curious and inquisitive
  • Knowledge of media tools (Nielsen, comScore, and/or Strata) desired, but not required

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in advertising, marketing or the equivalent combination of education and experience

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