Sr. Associate, Planning (Digital) at MediaCom

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Neo is the world's leading digital and direct media agency, with more than 650 professionals in 39 offices across 32 countries. We provide a full range of digital and direct media services, including media strategy, planning and buying, search marketing, performance marketing, analytics and technology, mobile marketing, social media marketing, digital out-of-home marketing and others. Our missions is to be the best in class, full-service digital and direct global media network that delivers performance results to our clients' 360 strategy.

The Responsibilities  

  • Partner with Associate, Senior Associate & Associate Media Directors in development of media plan options and recommendations
  • Gather and analyze data to provide strategic, consumer-insights driven media recommendations
  • Work with implementation groups (social, search, analytics), to develop combined strategies and budget allocations across media channels
  • Deliver POVs/position papers on key client issues and/or client opportunities
  • Act as a daily liaison to clients, providing support and managing deliverables and timelines for smooth planning and launch cycles
  • Lead and ensure proper execution of media plans with support of Associate and oversight of Associate Directors
  • Maintain accurate budget control and flow of media activity and proactively update Associate Directors and appropriate client contact(s)
  • Regularly monitor and analyze campaigns with Associate to recommend strategic and tactical changes to maximize campaign performance (i.e., pacing reports)
  • Prepare media authorizations per approved plans/project requests
  • Oversee monthly billing led by Associate
  • Help oversee and participate in quarterly reporting across all campaigns
  • Act with high integrity to maintain strong, collaborative, productive working relationships across all internal and external teams and partners
  • Provide timely and accurate delivery of all work
  • Train and develop Associate(s), as well as review work for accuracy
  • Demonstrate a desire to create improvement and better outcomes through innovation / approaching things in new ways
  • Continuously think of new solutions to our team's work / client challenges
  • Successfully complete required training program(s)

Our Requirements  

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 2+ years of related media planning experience with heavy digital media focus
  • Strong understanding of media fundamentals, including media math, target audience development, DCM trafficking and Prisma
  • Strong understanding of the media planning process, from brief development to execution to reporting, and experience leading at least 3+ campaigns
  • Experience liaising with clients directly in a daily capacity to effectively plan and move projects along
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, proactivity and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a team, handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines
  • Strongly business-minded, extremely detail-oriented, with clear and proven organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate ambition by keeping abreast of industry trends through trade news, industry workshops / seminars and tracking current events
  • Foster inspiration through appropriate participation in team, agency, and industry initiatives
  • Digitally savvy, with specific proficiency at MS Suite: Excel (especially Pivot Tables), PowerPoint and industry research tools such as Telmar, Comscore, Kantar, and Commspoint

We are an equal opportunity employer
GroupM embraces and celebrates 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 more great 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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