Media Planning Assistant

Posted: 1/23/2020 | Expires: 2/22/2020

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Media Buying & Planning
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Random House Group, a division of Penguin Random House, is seeking a Media Planning Assistant to join the Integrated Marketing department in support Content Services and Media Planning. This in-house creative team works across all genres and is dedicated to managing the campaign planning process and creating promotional content for the group’s titles. The Media Planning Assistant will be responsible for tracking and managing the group’s creative projects through cross-collaboration with title marketing, copywriting, and design to ensure strategies align with objectives and paid media needs. This is an entry-level position and a great opportunity for hands-on media planning/buying experience and professional growth.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 
* Management of a high volume of marketing requests, including project set-up, execution, and close-out
* Ensuring proper assignments and processes are in place prior to project launch
* Create daily communications and reports to provide status updates and enact follow-up to ensure timely deliveries
* Coordinate physical creative production needs, including printing of posters, postcards, bookplates, merchandise, and trade show materials as needed
* Support the Assistant Director of Digital Campaigns & Media Planning with advertising buys, including campaign set-up, trafficking, and vendor correspondence
* Assist with new vendor research, onboarding, and setting up meetings as needed
* Invoice processing, payment, and tracking
* Inputting advertising plans into our internal system for record-keeping and analysis

* Minimum 1-year relevant advertising/marketing work or internship experience in Advertising, Multi-Media, Marketing, Promotions and/or Public Relations industry
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience with schedule management
* Ability to effectively manage own time and to-do list while juggling multiple tasks for a high-volume department
* Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate positively with and support efforts of the larger team
* Attention to detail and self-motivated learner  
* Competence with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Google documents; familiarity with Microsoft Excel a plus!
* Experience in work management software like WorkFront, Asana, and/or Filemaker Pro is also a plus
* Experience with popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram

The ideal candidate will also have these qualifications:
* A love of books and entertainment media
* Confidence and a great sense of humor
* A proactive mindset and willingness to solve problems creatively
* Experience with running or participating in effective social influencer campaigns
* Familiarity with increasingly popular social platforms like TikTokPenguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at

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