Senior Media Manager

Gatesman, Chicago

Work at Gatesman

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Duration: Full-Time

Who We Are:

With office locations in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Gatesman is a privately held, fully integrated marketing communications agency with expertise in advertising, digital, analytics, public relations, social media, and performance media. We don’t shy away from the unknown and thrive on the speed of business. We solve business challenges by using data, and a human filter to fuel our marketing solutions- whether it’s building brand awareness, improving reputation, launching new products, or publishing brand narratives. We maintain strong client relationships with an industry leading tenure of 7+ years on average.

Our agency is frequently named as being one of the Best Places to Work as voted by our own employees, and continuously earn a 90%+ satisfaction rate in blind annual surveys among our clients and employees. With 60+ associates and thriving, Gatesman serves clients nationwide in Healthcare, Higher Ed, Energy, Financial, Lifestyle, Retail and B2B.


Gatesman is seeking a Senior Media Manager with 3-5 years’ experience with a strong track record of success across a variety of digital media including programmatic, social, search and more. Candidates should have curiosity, enthusiasm and a desire to explore new and emerging media channels. Experience planning all forms of media, but digital, social, and SEM expertise is required.


The Senior Media Manager is responsible for integrated media planning on assigned accounts and will provide counsel and collaboration across the team. In addition to digital media, some assigned accounts may also include local TV, Radio, Print, and Out of Home. Candidates will also be working with cross functional teams, collaborating with PR, Social, Creative, and Business Intelligence teams.


  • Independently plan, buy and recap various media campaigns for assigned accounts
  • Determine media mix recommendations, and be able to provide sound rationale
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the importance of KPI development, success metrics and corresponding tagging/set up
  • Prepare presentations for media plans, competitive analyses, campaign reporting, etc. and present them to clients
  • Prepare media plan flow charts and effectively guide the execution process
  • Actively monitor for plan optimizations and generate appropriate reports (competitive, performance tracking, budget reporting, etc.)
  • Effectively communicate with both internal and external clients as well as vendors
  • Proactively work to bring new media opportunities to client when appropriate
  • Research, recommend and implement new media strategies
  • Execute added value opportunities for all media
  • Train and manage junior level staff members
  • Manage monthly media billing and accurately account for media spend


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Three to five years experience in digital media planning/buying/reporting with a strong record of success in Paid Search
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products as well as Google Suite
  • Familiarity with various media tools preferred ( i.e. Strata, SRDS, Kantar)
  • Ability to function effectively under inflexible deadlines
  • A strong work ethic with the self-motivation needed to exceed expectations
  • Willingness to step out of assigned role to assist other team members
  • The desire to thrive and excel in a very aggressive, evolving agency culture that is fast paced, passionate, dynamic, and fun.

Gatesman Benefits:

Hybrid Work Schedule

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance available on the first day of employment


401k with an employer match

Unlimited PTO

Summer Fridays

14 Holidays including time off between Christmas and New Years

Paid Maternity Leave

Strong culture and supportive working environment