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Media Investment Assistant

Spark Foundry

Spark Foundry

Job description

Spirit of a startup, soul of a powerhouse​

We are: Scrappy, Driven, Simple, and more importantly – dreamers.  We are re-imagining what the future will look like with our clients in mind.​

We take pride in our legacy and are committed to constant evolution – our world dictates that now more than ever.  By melding the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse across our business, we aim to bring modern heat to brands – the kind of heat that arises at the intersection of startup and powerhouse; of data and content; of art and science; of old and new.​

Energy and innovation fuel our startup spirit, while our marketplace clout, exclusive partnerships, and global practice capabilities deliver our powerhouse soul for our clients.

In addition to providing continuing opportunities for career growth we are proud to offer our employees market leading benefit and incentive programs.

You’ll be provided with 3 weeks minimum vacation to start plus additional long weekend Publicis days, holidays closures, your birthday off, free Headspace memberships, wellness and technology credits, and market leading savings and pension plans.

We strive to provide what matters to you personally with the ability to choose and modify programs to suit your lifestyle.

Job Description

The Media Investment Assistant is an important member of the Investment team. This is an entry-level position with in-depth training and on-the job experience to succeed in the media buying field. The candidate will work in a team environment and will learn to negotiate and buy media in relation to client specific campaign objectives and the overall competitive landscape in TV, OLV & Radio.

The media assistant needs to be analytical, math proficient and organized with great attention to detail. The candidate should also be inquisitive and a fast learner and be able to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to meet required deadlines.

Key Responsibility: 

  • Assist in approved executions – TV  (including linear optimized), Radio & OLV
  • Work with media vendors regarding tactical aspects of the media buy, to assist in facilitating information and answering questions for the buyers.
  • Manage contracts/ insertion orders and any resulting revisions with media vendors
  • Input broadcast/OLV media buys
  • Actualize media spending
  • Assist with financials
  • Clearing of invoices
  • Assist in developing reports in PowerPoint & Excel – routine & custom reports
  • Usage of all media related systems
  • Media management – DDS, OLV buying platform
  • Media Research – nLogic

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Associate Degree in Media, Bachelor’s degree a plus/preferred
  • Track record of success throughout post-secondary career and previous employment
  • Strong analytical & math proficiency skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Able to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and able to produce accurate work product

Additional Information

Spark Foundry is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage applications from all interested parties. Accommodations are available, upon request, for all stages of the interview and employment process for those with a disability or medical need during any stage of the recruitment process.  We thank all candidates for their interest in Spark Foundry, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted​

Spark Foundry

Job description

Spirit of a startup, soul of a powerhouse​

We are: Scrappy, Driven, Simple, and more importantly – dreamers.  We are re-imagining what the future will look like with our clients in mind.​

We take pride in our legacy and are committed to constant evolution – our world dictates that now more than ever.  By melding the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse across our business, we aim to bring modern heat to brands – the kind of heat that arises at the intersection of startup and powerhouse; of data and content; of art and science; of old and new.​

Energy and innovation fuel our startup spirit, while our marketplace clout, exclusive partnerships, and global practice capabilities deliver our powerhouse soul for our clients.

In addition to providing continuing opportunities for career growth we are proud to offer our employees market leading benefit and incentive programs.

You’ll be provided with 3 weeks minimum vacation to start plus additional long weekend Publicis days, holidays closures, your birthday off, free Headspace memberships, wellness and technology credits, and market leading savings and pension plans.

We strive to provide what matters to you personally with the ability to choose and modify programs to suit your lifestyle.

Job Description

The Media Investment Assistant is an important member of the Investment team. This is an entry-level position with in-depth training and on-the job experience to succeed in the media buying field. The candidate will work in a team environment and will learn to negotiate and buy media in relation to client specific campaign objectives and the overall competitive landscape in TV, OLV & Radio.

The media assistant needs to be analytical, math proficient and organized with great attention to detail. The candidate should also be inquisitive and a fast learner and be able to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to meet required deadlines.

Key Responsibility: 

  • Assist in approved executions – TV  (including linear optimized), Radio & OLV
  • Work with media vendors regarding tactical aspects of the media buy, to assist in facilitating information and answering questions for the buyers.
  • Manage contracts/ insertion orders and any resulting revisions with media vendors
  • Input broadcast/OLV media buys
  • Actualize media spending
  • Assist with financials
  • Clearing of invoices
  • Assist in developing reports in PowerPoint & Excel – routine & custom reports
  • Usage of all media related systems
  • Media management – DDS, OLV buying platform
  • Media Research – nLogic

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Associate Degree in Media, Bachelor’s degree a plus/preferred
  • Track record of success throughout post-secondary career and previous employment
  • Strong analytical & math proficiency skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Able to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and able to produce accurate work product

Additional Information

Spark Foundry is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage applications from all interested parties. Accommodations are available, upon request, for all stages of the interview and employment process for those with a disability or medical need during any stage of the recruitment process.  We thank all candidates for their interest in Spark Foundry, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted​

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