Assistant, Media Planner

The best way to get someone’s attention is to break a pattern. With that in mind, Media Experts has been turning industry heads for 39 years by Making a Big Impression. A data-driven Canadian media agency powered by the spirit of discovery; we build iconic brands within the Canadian market. Our unique approach revolves around designing effective, hard-working media strategies that drive brand engagement and deliver outstanding business results.

Position Summary
The role of an Assistant Media Planner is to support the team with the preparation of media plans, recommendations, and analysis. This role requires you to work as part of an integrated media planning team to ensure the product is grounded in insights and experience, resulting in flawless media executions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accurately maintain client records, media approval documentation, and media purchase contracts.
  • Monitor and maintain appropriate campaign execution and performance.
  • Assist in solving/clearing billing discrepancies/queries in a timely manner.
  • Ensure invoice information is collected and follow up with external suppliers to gather missing information as required.
  • Support the team with preparing and maintaining accurate and timely billing and budget control reporting.
  • Support the creation of campaign post reports.
  • Source proposals from media partners as required.
  • Assist with document creation: presentations, visual summaries, schedules and reports.
  • Assist the media planning team with developing costs and data collection for recommendations and analysis.
  • Maintain updated team status reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of media POVs/evaluations.
  • Coordinate and attend learning sessions with key media suppliers.
  • Develop proficiency with necessary media research tools, systems, and software.
  • Proactively develop knowledge of the media landscape.
  • Support the team on various client related projects as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Post-secondary education – University graduate and/or advertising/marketing College degree preferred.
  • Driven desire to develop and excel in a media career. Client service oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Highly developed organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent ability to manage and prioritize time effectively.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, assisting the team, self-development, etc.
  • Strong learning agility, with a passion for continuous development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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