Manager of Media Operations

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Bliss Point Media is a rapidly growing start-up based in Santa Monica that is reinventing the media agency landscape through data and machine learning. BPM combines world-class media capabilities with cutting-edge statistics and computer science providing a technical solution that moves brands scale through streaming and TV advertising. Our approach provides our clients with unique and powerful tools to maximize the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns while providing an experience of strategic depth and flawless execution.

The Role

This role will be critical to BPM’s success by ensuring our media buying and planning operate smoothly and efficiently. You will work directly with leadership to develop and implement media strategies for multiple clients and drive BPM’s network relationships and competitive positioning.

Our ideal candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with previous agency/client experience, specifically in linear TV or streaming. However, BPM is not a traditional agency, and this is not a traditional agency role. Born out of adtech, the BPM culture is more similar to the culture at a tech company than the culture at an agency. The right candidate for this role will be excited about the opportunity to work strategically/at a high-level and the opportunity to actively participate in the daily operations of the team. We pride ourselves on being small and scrappy do-it-yourselfers who work together to question the status quo of the business and provide exceptional value for our customers.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leverage strong network relationships to acquire desirable media and negotiate linear and streaming rates using historical and upcoming trend information to ensure that BPM is buying efficiently
  • Execute media orders and perform daily buy maintenance; monitor pacing and optimize campaigns based on buy constraints, clearance, marketplace trends and live client data
  • Vet new opportunities and network pitches, assess their value and synthesize worthwhile partnerships for the client account teams
  • Participate in weekly client communications and presentations in conjunction with the account management team 
  • Manage a team of Media Operations Specialists 

Background & Competencies

  • Needs 3-5 years of linear media or streaming experience
  • Experience with media buying
  • Candidate must have relationships in the buying world (streaming, linear, direct response perspective and/or general)
  • Strong negotiation skills are a must
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet frequent deadlines
  • A team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • A positive attitude and appetite for knowledge
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Prezi/Keynote and experience giving presentations
  • Proficient in Excel (basic formulas, filtering, pivot tables)

Compensation

Bliss Point Media is a startup, and we’re looking for someone who finds that exciting rather than intimidating. We’re profitable and will offer a competitive total compensation package to the right candidates, with a salary $85,000 depending on skills and experience. 

Benefits

Bliss Point offers full medical benefits (Blue Shield of California PPO plans), including dental and vision coverage. After 60 days of employment, you will be eligible for our uncapped vacation policy. After 6 months you would become eligible for the BPM 401K. The company also offers parking, a gym discount, cell phone reimbursement and bonus opportunities, paid out based on individual and company performance on a quarterly basis.

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Location

We are located in the heart of Santa Monica right near the 3rd Street Promenade. Our office even has a fabulous rooftop with ocean views.

An Insider's view of Bliss Point Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Bliss Point was quick to adapt when the work from home era began. Our workplace technologies allowed for a seamless transition to a new normal, and our connectivity continues to grow. Outside of work, Bliss Point offers a wide range of opportunities to interact with our co-workers, from weekly coffee chats to company-wide trivia games!

Charlie

Senior Accountant

What does your typical day look like?

As a Media Specialist, we are the ones in charge of executing the media buys on behalf of our clients and from there, making sure that all media campaigns are running smoothly and efficiently. We communicate daily with our network partners as well as our internal client services team to ensure proper stewardship of all media campaigns.

Evan

Media Operations Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

As I began expressing interest in the business development sector of the company, I felt supported and encouraged through hands-on learning opportunities, candid conversations regarding how I want to impact the work that we do, and role transition support when it came time to increase responsibilities.

Rochell

Manager of Business Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage collaboration. My team starts with a brainstorm, we identify how the results of our analysis will be applied to ensure we provide meaningful takeaways. After we define the process, my team conducts the research and analysis. I give them real-time feedback about their conclusions so they feel confident to deliver their recommendations.

Lauren

Director of Client Strategy and Analytics

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Bliss Point Media, the engineers work across teams to provide optimal support for our clients. Aside from ensuring we have a solid communication structure (via Slack and regular team syncs), we also continually solicit company-wide feedback so that everyone's requests are taken into account as our team prioritizes new features and improvements.

Alanna

Senior Software Engineer

What are Bliss Point Media Perks + Benefits

Bliss Point Media Benefits Overview

401k, Medical, Dental, Vision

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
We have a Wellness Stipend that employees can use for any mental or physical health purchases of their choice!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
We do quarterly reviews and each quarter employees receive bonus compensation.
Match charitable contributions
Our company does charity matching that can come straight from your paycheck to any organization of your choosing!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Team members can create clubs and have quarterly sponsored events. Anything from "Wine & Beer Club" to "Reality TV Club" - all ideas are welcome!
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bliss Point Media offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Bliss Point Media hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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