Director, Digital Media

Dec 04, 2012
Jan 03, 2013
JoAnne Davis
Full Time
iCrossing is looking for a Digital Media Director for their Chicago Office.

The Media Director serves as the leader for a large team, multiple teams or regional office of media professionals. The position is focused on providing display media expertise to both internal and external clients, leading and managing the media team, reviewing and driving overall client media strategy, financial management of assigned team and associated clients, and ensuring excellence in delivering display media products.


Media Skills

* Oversees client media strategy and annual planning from beginning through final delivery
* Directs team(s) comprised of AMD(s), Media Supervisor(s), Media Planner(s), and Assistant Planner(s)
* Leads client strategy sessions and supports team in presentation of large scale client initiatives
* Drives innovation/experimentation efforts
* Looks for opportunities to expand existing and sell new business to clients
* Prepares staffing requirements for new business
* Financial management of team resources
* Manages negotiations for high value and/or complex packages
* Supports the needs of Group/VP/SVP Media Director
*Responsible for Media Audit success and direction of team in material preparation for audit needs

Project Management

* Demonstrates highly organized team management, specifically in the efficient use of staff across multiple projects
* Prioritization setting for team

Communication Skills

* Ability to direct and appropriately delegate tasks to AMDs, Media Planners, and Assistant Planners effectively
* Evolves relationships with sales community, proactively looks for larger partnership opportunities for clients
* Demonstrates expertise in presentation and sales capabilities

Client Management

* Leads client meetings
* Manages client inquiries regarding plan or team
* Viewed as a strong strategic resource for client
* Respected as the leader of the broader team

Teamwork/People/Corporate Citizenship

* Positively participates in team environment
* Mentors and leads team members, provides critical feedback in a constructive manner
* Manages performance metrics, goals and career path for team; ensures every team member has a plan in place
* Proposes professional development needs for team members
* Promotes healthy relationships amongst team members
* Builds relationships with relevant partners in agency
* Leader for cross-departmental process and communication needs
* Positive spokesperson for the agency
* Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of client/department/agency


* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
* 10+ years of experience in field of online advertising, previously in an AMD role
* Experience working specifically within a digital display media department
* Experience in working in both direct response and brand driven media environments
* Management lead in a multi-team environment
* Passion for digital marketing
* Detail oriented and organized
* Proven negotiation skills and sales relationships
* Experience with agency financial principals
* Strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and with general Web based interfaces
* Experience working with DART for Advertisers or other relevant 3rd party adserver

In your cover letter, please describe your interest in this role and why you would be a great candidate for consideration.


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