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Assistant Media Planner

Location: Austin, TX.
Company Description:

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. 

Job Description:

We’re looking for an Assistant Media Planner (AMP) who is interested in media and advertising. As an AMP, you will work closely with Media Planners and Senior Media Planners to develop and maintain media plans, all the while absorbing as much media knowledge as possible. This is an entry-level position with great opportunities for growth.


  • Coordinate weekly updates on all accounts to be shared via email with the company
  • Work closely with media team to review action item deliverables on a daily basis
  • Maintain account files and documentation on server
  • Maintain client media buy details
  • Prepare and maintain online creative traffic masters – gather ad specs to be shared with client/creative agencies
  • Prepare media authorizations and maintain updates
  • Prepare and maintain reconciliation reports, including running reports from MediaMind/DART to update booking system with current month end activity
  • Monitor and reconcile client/vendor billing
  • Issue insertion orders (IOs) and change orders (COs)
  • Manage due dates of tracking reports
  • Work with media team to track online programs – pacing, performance, etc.
  • Update client status reports
  • Prepare screenshot presentations
  • Traffic lead gen assets as needed
  • Collect leads from media partners, and organize, scrub, and prepare summaries as needed
  • Gather market and media research, and compile competitive spend reports
  • Work closely with media and account teams to develop and maintain media plans
  • Assist in sending vendor RFPs and collect/organize completed RFPs
  • Format, proof, and prepare PowerPoint presentations as needed
  • Prepare POVs (point of views) on opportunities presented to us
  • Schedule vendor meetings
  • BA or BS degree
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Experience with DCM/Campaign Manager 360 a plus
  • Passion for the advertising industry
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with solid mathematical understanding
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT) and ability to adapt to/learn new technologies
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Creative and willing to contribute to brainstorming/strategy sessions
  • Positive, professional, enthusiastic, and team-oriented attitude
  • Related internship/job experience is a huge plus!

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. 

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More Information:

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