Planning/Strategy Media Supervisor

New York
Mar 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
MediaVest Group
Full Time
We are looking for an ambitious candidate who wants to go far in their career for our new Manager (Media Supervisor) opening with a lot of potential for growth. This will be someone who is ready to take a large amount of client facing, responsibility and autonomy. There is a substantial amount of investment they would be responsible for so this candidate must have excellent analytical skills to make important key decisions for multiple products on different brands. We constantly get high client scores and have a reputation for excellence with our Client. We are a very collaborative group with great senior management that is very supportive of thought leaders in innovation.

Position Summary:

The Media Supervisor is the primary manager of the day-to-day requirements of communications planning. They are responsible for translating marketing/media objectives into communication plan development action steps, managing the Associates(s) and Jr. Associate(s) through various projects. The supervisor is the primary point of contact for clients on stewardship requests, and is responsible for having a firm grasp of both strategic and functional media knowledge; the Media Supervisor should be ready and able to step in and handle situations when Associate Director is not available.

This role offers frequent client contact, ownership of the integrated plan, and the opportunity to lead project management and cross-media integration.

Four essential qualities we seek:

1.Strong leadership presence and client management skills (ability to manage the maintenance on the brand" and own the plan

2.Digital mindset/fluency and an insatiable curiosity for Innovation

3.Flexibility and agility to manage complex processes with positivity and "can-do" attitude

4.Ability to think beyond "media" as an active creative collaborator within an Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) team

Additional Information:

Specific Responsibilities

•Assists Associate Director with all aspects of communication plan development/recommendations

•Interprets communications/media strategy and translates into communication planning action steps

•Oversees/manages planner(s) and day-to-day operation of all media activity

•Demonstrate initiative by researching and identifying valuable information/insights to improve media product

•Fully embraces Connections that Captivate and uses as guiding principles for all media/communication recommendations

•Determines and supervises the best possible implementation of all approved communication plans and projects

•Acts as primary point of contact for client’s stewardship requests

•Learns and understands all phases of the clients’ marketing objectives and provides media recommendations to deliver against these objectives

•Understands all proprietary research tools/processes and applies learning during communication planning

•Prepares and presents communication plans, as needed, including objectives, strategy, rationale, and all backup materials

•Establish strong working relationship with partner agencies (where/when applicable), delivering a seamless communications process

•Demonstrates agility via multi-tasking – multiple brands, strategic development and plan stewardship, management of Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s)

•Develops collaborative working relationship with all implementation teams, ensuring they fully understand brand’s communication objectives/strategies

•Trains and develops Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s), including:

?Effective level of delegation

?Managing group dynamics/relationships between Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s)

?Establishing and demonstrating strong leadership skills

?Evaluate performance of Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s) via PMP process; including assisting in the establishment of the cascading goals

?Check work of Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s) to ensure accuracy

? Identifying opportunities for Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s) career development

?Continued participation in MDS Training offerings

?Establish strong interviewing skills

?Timely delivery of all work

Desired Skills & Experience

•A minimum of 3 years of media planning experience, with excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Ability to prioritize and organize projects for self and Associate(s) and Jr. Associate(s)

•Excellent understanding of media fundamentals

•Demonstrates ability in training and leadership capability

•Provides an energy level that brings new and exciting ideas to the planning function Must have passion for the media business and excited to learn more

•Must have analytical ability and strategic curiosity

Job # SMG00623