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ASSISTANT MEDIA STATEGIST

Palisades Media Group is looking for an exceptional individual to take on the role of Assistant Media Strategist working with our New York & Santa Monica office teams*.

As an Assistant Media Strategist you will learn the media process from the ground up! You will join a dynamic team of best-in-class talent and an environment that is both challenging and fun.

We are looking for someone that is excited to learn and apply themselves in a media landscape that is continually changing. We need someone that can bring order to chaos (#uberorganized) and is great at multitasking!

(Triple plus if you have a passion for entertainment and your finger on the pulse of the latest trends!!!)

Responsibilities

  • Support teams and processes for planning, buying and account management. The assistant strategist helps facilitate campaign execution and deliverables.
  • 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 with vendors
    • Obtain information such as availability, specs and rates to evaluate potential media buys
    • Arm team leads with the information they need 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 team to coordinate and reconcile media billing across all platforms (print, TV, radio, out-of-home)
    • Ensure correct media buys have 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 suite
    • Update media flowcharts and change logs (Google sheets)
    • Update workflow and assist in getting larger team to update status docs (Google docs)
    • Assist with creation of strategy, recommendation and best practices decks (Google slides)
    • Set up client and team meetings (Google Meet)
  • Learn and understand basic media planning and buying principles
  • Enter time reports once a week, at a minimum
  • Handle other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Qualifications

  • 1 year 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 Suite is a plus (Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Meet)
  • Passion for entertainment (TV and Film); Dialed into pop culture; Curious and inquisitive
  • Knowledge of media tools or research (Nielsen, comScore, and/or Strata) desired, but not required

Education

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

*Note: This position will work remotely until such time as our offices re-open following the downturn of COVID-19. Therefore, you may initially work from any location, but must be willing to move on your own to either the NY city area or Santa Monica CA when the offices re-open and employees once again are physically working in an office setting.

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