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Senior Media Planner / Buyer

Company: Pollinate
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Pollinate is a full-service creative agency based in downtown Portland, Oregon. Our clients recognize us as a marketing and advertising engine, powered by adaptability and creativity. We're seeking a Senior Media Planner/Buyer to join our Media Team.

We're hoping to fill this position with a team player who is passionate about advertising and the always evolving media landscape, specifically when it comes to emerging media trends, consumer data and campaign analytics.

While our headquarters are in downtown Portland, Oregon, we are open to this role being onsite, hybrid or fully remote.

Responsibilities:
Effectively lead client media strategy and mentor junior-level team members in order to meet or exceed client and campaign expectations
Research, develop and manage holistic media plans agnostic of media type, channel, publisher
Oversee, negotiate and buy media across the media mix (digital and traditional)
Manage multiple client media campaigns and projects at any given time (including budgets, timelines, adhering to high standards for quality of work)
Collaborate within the media team and with cross-functional teams including client services, creative department, analytics and accounting department
Maintain healthy client relationships and identify areas of opportunity for strategic client account growth

Professional Skills:
Solid understanding of the media landscape and current advertising/media industry trends
Ability to confidently lead media strategy for various clients and industry verticals
Skilled in deriving clear insights from digital campaign data and able to mentor team members in developing concise client reports
Solid experience utilizing campaign analytics and syndicated research to inform future campaign approach
Clear understanding of current industry best practices involving digital paid media trafficking, brand safety, analytics and reporting
Effective interpersonal skills, interest in research, curious and adaptable as environments change (growth mindset)
Resourceful and proactive in improving processes and practices
Approach group projects and tasks with a people-first mindset and seek to understand when navigating complex projects with others
Ability to provide positive mentorship to junior team members (including strategic direction and constructive feedback)
Seek input from and embrace collaboration with colleagues, mentors and supervisors in order to advance quality of work
Complete projects and tasks by established deadlines
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to present client-facing materials
Effective in utilizing self-service digital media ad platforms, trafficking platforms, data dashboards, research tools and media buying software
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficient with Google Workspace (sheets, documents, slides) and Keynote preferred
Exhibit proficiency with media analytics, planning and buying tools (ex. Campaign Manager 360, Google Tag Manager, comScore, Google Analytics, Nielsen, MRI-Simmons, Strata, TapClicks, etc.)

Organizational Skills:
Possess a solid ability to multi-task and clear attention to detail
Exhibit resourcefulness and proactivity in a fast-paced environment
Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients

Desired Background and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position would have:
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing or Advertising preferred.
4+ years minimum media planning and buying experience, with digital emphasis.

If this is you, please submit your application! We are an equal opportunity employer, and we greatly value a diverse, multi-cultural mix of voices and perspectives at our workplace, and strongly encourage applications from women, BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Pollinate, Portland , Senior Media Planner / Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Portland, Oregon

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