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Media Strategy Manager


Fueled by a passion for discovery, the Manager, Media Strategy works with the Insights & Connections team to prepare and execute strategic media plans that deliver results for clients. They are expected to have a strong working knowledge of the digital media space and available media research. They oversee assigned accounts and manage day-to-day media projects to make sure that deliverables are met. The Media Strategy Manager is expected to be an active participant on assigned accounts; consistently engaged and contributing ideas and insights that will benefit clients.

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Position Responsibilities:

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:


Media Strategy

  • Develop strategies to meet client goals/objectives
  • Utilize syndicated or first party research to uncover insights that can be applied to the media plan to change behavior (Data + Soul)
  • Work with Director, Media Strategy & Director of Insights to develop measurable goals & KPIs for media plan

Media Planning

  • Analyze target audience alignment and create audience segmentation
  • Make recommendation on media mix to achieve client goals/objectives
  • Work with creative teams for plan alignment
  • Develop recommended media vendors for plans
  • Utilize media research tools and resources to create plan
  • Create compelling media recommendation document
  • Present media recommendations to teams/clients

Media Buying

  • Develop RFPs and work with media vendors
  • Evaluate RFPs and determine media selections
  • Work with media, account service and PM/traffic teams to keep projects on schedule
  • Secure media plan / media contracts
  • Develop insertion orders with assistance of media coordinator
  • Traffic, QA, monitor and optimize campaigns
  • Manage accounting issues related to campaigns
  • Work with AE/PM teams on plan asset development by providing technical specs / direction as needed

General tasks

  • Supervise, train and develop junior media team members while building a team focused environment
  • Meet with media representatives to keep up on industry news and client opportunities
  • Research issues related to healthcare and pharmaceutical marketing
  • Research healthcare trends and opportunities and provide relevant updates to client and agency teams
  • Work with agency teams to provide guidance on client requests or media research

Digital tasks

  • Learn and utilize analytics measurement tools for client reporting (Google Analytics, DoubleClick ad server, DoubleClick DSP)
  • Be up-to-date on all clients’ digital campaigns key performance indicators; monitoring and optimizing campaigns
  • Performs other job duties as assigned
  • Cross trains in other positions as requested

Talent & Knack

  • A minimum of six years media planning and buying experience with a mix of digital and traditional media experience
  • Experience developing media strategies to align with and deliver on the goals of a campaign.
  • Experience working with an advertising agency preferably with healthcare and pharmaceutical accounts
  • Experience planning and buying all forms of traditional and digital media

Digital – Paid Search, Display Advertising, E-mail and Emerging Media (Video, Native)
Traditional – Print, TV, Radio, Outdoor and Non-Traditional

  • Experience presenting plans to clients and agency teams
  • Strong interpersonal communication and ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and analytical thinking
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
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