Director - Planning at MediaCom

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Media Planners at Mindshare are part psychologists, part scientists, part artists, part entrepreneurs, and part politicians. We strategize how brands should communicate with people across the myriad of media channels, and how to do that differently from every other brand.


The Director's role is managerial, but also one of agency leadership. You will own a planning group & their responsibility may extend from complete oversight of assigned clients, to staff management & development. This person sets the working style for the group and is responsible for the media work and planning operations for assigned accounts across multiple media channels. You will provide strategic leadership and understand all aspects of the client's business.


  • Responsible for total management of an assigned client's business (both traditional and digital) throughout the entire strategic, planning and implementation process
  • Ensure that client delivered day-to-day work is delivered with 100% accuracy
  • Collaborate with Group Director in the creation and negotiation of yearly client contracts and supplemental proposals and manage account profitability
  • Research and implement new techniques & technologies that are relevant for clients' media strategies
  • Successfully lead the utilization of resources to help guide client's marketing goals in their respective markets (syndicated, proprietary, analyst data)
  • Draw insight from program results and ensure dialogue with client and internal team on informed strategic implications
  • Build and maintain relationships with media community; continue to develop partners and higher relationships for exchange of ideas
  • Solicits new industry concepts and tools that will help grow and enhance client businesses


  • Build trusting collaborative relationships with clients of all levels• Maintain senior client relationships
  • Invest time to investigate opportunities for providing better Client support
  • Ensure collaboration among all Agency departments; fosters great teamwork
  • Participate and present in New Business efforts and presentations, where appropriate 


  • Deep knowledge and experience with multi-channel marketing
  • Strong client service experience
  • Strategic thinking ability with balanced analytical and creative approach to tactical planning
  • Understanding of multiple communications channels and their role in brand marketing
  • Research experience
  • Commitment to delivering creative solutions, and the ability to align team members behind creative solutions


Exposure to planning tools & research software

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Media Tools is required.
  • Donovan Data Systems is a plus but not required.
  • ComScore
  • XPert is a plus but not required
  • StrADegy
  • EZ Tab (MRI, Simmons)


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Social Sciences, or Business administration
  • 8-10 years of media planning experience
  • Very comfortable working with budgets and numbers and using agency planning tools/research software
  • Excellent verbal and written skills. Very articulate in communications (i.e., clear, concise, and understandable)
  • Experience with MMM, and ability to analyze and understand results and make strong insights


  • Mindshare advocates career growth! We will explore growth opportunities with you across the GroupM network to help further your career
  • Together, we strive to build strong relationships, innovative communications plans and have some fun doing so


At Mindshare, we believe in speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare USA empowers people to challenge the status quo, through what we call Provocation with Purpose. We'll encourage you to break the rules, knock things down, rebuild them better, and push the boundaries of what's possible. It takes a team of people who invest in other's success, and together we make Mindshare the place where we do the best work of our career. We're a team that is radically honest – we call this our Authenticity Quotient. We are curious and competitive – that's our Passion Quotient. We embrace teamwork and adaptability – that's our Emotional Quotient. We're proud to be unmistakably #TeamMindshare.

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GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.

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Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.


Human Resources Business Partner

What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!


Senior Associate, Digital Investment

What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

Seow Leng

Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.


Managing Director

What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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