Senior Planner, Involved Media

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/2/2024 10:53 AM)
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Note: This position is Hybrid to New York City Metro area


The Sr. Planner uses data to plan media strategies, campaigns and tactics that result in the best investment for clients. This role is both creative and analytical, creating effective and innovative media solutions to exceed client’s KPIs.


Media Planning: Deliver outstanding integrated media plans for a broad portfolio across industries. Develop creative opportunities for clients in media choice and usage to increase impact. Use multiple sources of data to put forth numerically sound recommendations.


Media Optimization: Evaluate campaign performance and health, suggesting improvements and budget redirection into different channels and tactics. Review and direct channel or platform optimizations where appropriate.


Emerging Media Guidance: Stay on the cutting edge of emerging media strategy and performance, suggesting and structuring tests. When something new is added to a campaign, provide oversight to ensure clients can experiment emerging media in the most risk-averse manner.


Research & Forecasting: Study demographic data and calculate campaign projected results, including unique reach and frequency of potential media vehicles.


Thought Leadership: Develop strong evidence-based POVs through intellectual curiosity, media research and campaign experience.


Supervisory Responsibilities
This position does not current have supervisory responsibilities.

The salary range for this position is $78,500-$100,000. The successful candidate’s salary will depend on actual ranges of current employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, geography, as well as the candidate’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications. Involved Media offers a very competitive benefits package inclusive of medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, paid time off, community engagement opportunities, great colleagues, and great learning opportunities.


Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


Outstanding strategic analysis and communications skills required, with the ability to understand the story from the data and translate results into clear, concise presentations


4-5 years experience required in planning, media results analysis or media research in an ad agency


Hands-on digital planning experience including buying, implementation, analytics and optimization


Fluent with media measurement landscape traditional and digital. (Ability to calculate a GRP and VTR)


Strong familiarity with major media tools and platforms


Proven track record of earning trust because you demonstrated sound strategic thinking skills and always do your homework


Resourceful and creative — must bring fresh insights and find ways to fill knowledge gaps when all the data is not readily available


Some travel and after-hours work required


Ideal candidate is a smart, conscientious, strategic and creative professional with strong analytical skills.


Technical requirements
Strong familiarity with multiple datasets:
   Consumer & Media datasets: Nielsen, MRI, Resonate, Scarborough
   1st party or consumer level data: Sales data, location data, Digital Response metrics

   Public datasets, including but not limited to:

   Census data, Bureau of Labor & Statistics, Economic Research Service, Google Trends


Working knowledge of crosstab software


Advanced knowledge of Excel (complex formula and data automation skills required, VBA coding preferred)


Experience with Data Visualization (even in PPT) BI tools and reporting (Microsoft BI, Domo, Tableau)


Strong proficiency in media math, including Nielsen data


Working knowledge of Digital AdTech, including but not limited to: Trafficking, Tagging, Programmatic Bidding, Segmentation


This position may require regularly scheduled work travel, up to 10% of the time.


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