Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

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Assistant media buyer provides thought leadership and guide strategic direction for media planning and buying across TV, Digital, Radio, OOH, and Print across our clients.

Assistant Media Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proactively develop knowledge of the media landscape
Maintains accurate records, communicating with buying agency, internal partners across all networks, working directly with accounting and the buying agency on accruals, resolving discrepancies, recaps, inputting data and becoming conversant with media terms and systems
Develops working knowledge of various media and how they fulfill communication objectives and how they work in a media mix
Maintains positive relationships with internal and external media providers in order to stay current on new media and creative uses of traditional media
Participates in brainstorms across the Turner portfolio
Sets up department meetings, communicates with vendors
Compiles campaign recaps
Develop strategic paid media plans, including media spend projections for growing Healthcare client
Recognize and implement ongoing optimizations by monitoring keyword performance, open/click rates, bid strategies, budgets, and response metrics
Participate in client meetings and presentations

Assistant Media Buyer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Assistant Media Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the assistant media buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graduate, Secondary Education, Statistics, Communications, Economics, Associates, Physics, Engineering

Skills for Assistant Media Buyer

Desired skills for assistant media buyer include:

Excel is important
Media landscape
Excel
Agency business and procedures
Buy entry tools
Digital and OOH media
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen TV
Prisma
Radio

Desired experience for assistant media buyer includes:

Deadline-oriented with a sense of urgency
Ability to collaborate well with staff, clients, and vendors at all levels
A fire in the belly, with the desire to learn, grow and take on increasing responsibility
Search experience a plus
Bachelor’s degree required – preferably, but not limited to, those within a quantitative discipline (e.g., Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Physics)
Previous agency or marketing communications internships strongly preferred, ideally in media

Assistant Media Buyer Examples

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Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant media buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant media buyer
  • Act as the subject matter expert in online advertising tactics and platforms
  • Assist Buyers with campaign execution
  • Upload media buys and track changes with a high level of accuracy
  • Assist in the preparation of client billing estimates and reconciliations
  • Assist in solving and clearing billing discrepancies and queries in a timely manner
  • Prepare and send out station lists
  • Work with media partners to ensure all relevant information is obtained in order to maintain accurate media buys
  • Ensure invoice information is collected, and follow up with external suppliers to gather missing information
  • Accurately maintain system and client records
  • Develop proficiency with media-related tools and research systems
Qualifications for assistant media buyer
  • Agency Experience, particularly in Media planning and Buying, a plus but not required
  • Minimum of one internship in Advertising or related field
  • Position to be located in our Buffalo or Charlotte locations
  • 2-5 years of digital media experience with at least 1 year of paid media buying
  • Must be highly motivated and can work in team and independent environments
  • Collaborative and passionate about digital media
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Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of assistant media buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for assistant media buyer
  • Distribute buys and other media documents, keeps files organized and updated
  • Foster relationships with vendors and media staff
  • Keep in touch with industry trends and research
  • Buy and negotiate local broadcast and digital media
  • Create digital traffic documents for multiple clients
  • Traffic digital buys via DCM
  • Assist Buyer on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business
  • Owner of the range plan ensuring all info is accurate and up to date to order from
  • Range build and run departments within the Media & Tech business
  • Management of product development process to ensure critical dates are met and product is ordered and approved
Qualifications for assistant media buyer
  • College degree or 1 year work experience
  • 4 year college degree, preferably in Advertising OR Marketing Internship in agency or in-house media planning and/or buying group
  • One year prior professional experience preferred but not required
  • Familiar with digital marketing and social media
  • Search experience is a plus
  • In collaboration with the Category Director and Category Manager, choose and align product assortment based on customer buying trends and cultivate the vision for how the overall assortment is represented in the store
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Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an assistant media buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for assistant media buyer
  • Build excellent relationships with the supply base and using best negotiation skills
  • Be confident in pushing for exclusivity deals ensuring first to market
  • Present product during range reviews and in Monday trade
  • Bring new ideas and business opportunities to our ever expanding web business
  • Manage the OTB alongside the planning team recommending rebuys
  • React to changes in demand, in order to run the business as efficiently as possible
  • Liaise with PR, Marketing, Web, Visual Merchandising and Retail Operations teams to ensure that sales are maximized and the department reaches it’s full potential
  • Build strong relationships with Buying counterparts in US office
  • Develop and manage a BAA
  • Assist in negotiation with various media suppliers on behalf of the client
Qualifications for assistant media buyer
  • Help drive the success of department objectives in collaboration with Marketing, Supply Chain and Retail Operations
  • Analyze and develop reports that reflect category performance trends
  • 2 years of relevant work experience - key holder, merchandising, retail, store management, buying or category management
  • Minimum of at least 1 internship working in Advertising or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Media or Communications
  • Post-secondary education – University graduate and/or advertising/marketing College degree preferred
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Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an assistant media buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for assistant media buyer
  • Request pre-logs and post-logs from media vendors
  • Input/check post-logs in Core (response analysis system)
  • Gather ad rates, and send schedules to media outlets
  • Confirm media schedules
  • Work across brand planning & other activation teams to ensure best results for client
  • Manage traffic needs
  • Check invoices and resolve media billing discrepancies
  • Act as point of control to generate media purchase authorizations (MPAs) and to maintain accurate files
  • Operate as part of a team to ensure media buys are entered accurately in the applicable media system and QA process are adhered to
  • Investigate and follow-up on discrepancies with appropriate team members to ensure clearance
Qualifications for assistant media buyer
  • Ability to support multiple buyers and juggle competing priorities
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, assisting the team, self-development
  • Highly developed organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent ability to manage and prioritize time effectively
  • Strong learning agility, with a passion for continuous development
  • Prior Media Experience Preferred
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Assistant Media Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of assistant media buyer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for assistant media buyer
  • Liaise with shared services team to ensure billings and payables issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Assist the overall team as needed on ad hoc projects and assignments relating to team operations
  • Track buy delivery to ensure guarantees are met inclusive of negotiating, evaluating, and booking ADUs
  • Clear billing discrepancies and work with buyers to negotiate make-goods and credits when warranted
  • Help buyer with post buy reporting
  • Help buyer and Account team with added value and marketing needs
  • Analyze plans to support negotiations, with a progression path towards learning to negotiate independently
  • Build relationship with external sales teams and internal client teams
  • Supervises assigned administrative support staff and delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Keeps abreast of current industry trends through ( but not limited to) vendor meetings, market trips, trade publications and commercial store visits
Qualifications for assistant media buyer
  • Professionalism when interacting with vendors, peers, and management
  • A thick skin during negotiations and a great attitude
  • A specific interest in music, contemporary culture and related trends is essential
  • A passion and enthusiasm for the Urban Outfitters brand and what we represent
  • A keen eye for emerging trends and on brand product
  • Good knowledge of competitor activity and current Media & Tech supply base

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