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Media Planner/Buyer

March 8, 2018
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RIESTER is looking for an experienced hybrid media planner/buyer who can work in the traditional and digital space in our Phoenix office. This person will be the day-to-day focal point to  assigned accounts. It is the Media Planner/Buyer who has the primary day-to-day responsibility for assigned accounts and is expected to have an understanding of the clients’ overall business and marketing objectives. The Media Planner/Buyer is the steward of the entire media planning process and provides mid-level strategic recommendations to the senior media team and/or Client.

The Planner/Buyer is expected to have a strong working knowledge of the media space and available media research. This includes Television, Radio, Out of Home, Digital, Social, Analytics and Reporting. The Media Planner/Buyer is expected to be an active participant on the business; consistently engaged and contributing ideas and insights that will benefit our clients. Experience in the programmatic space a plus.

Job Skills & Requirements:
  • Media Planning and Buying, knowledge of gaming and tourism a plus
  • 3-4 years of Agency experience
  • Aids in the creation of client media objectives and strategies
  • Able to pull research through media tools, i.e. MRI, Kantar Stradegy, Scarborough
  • Determines partner selection, program details, and rationale
  • Assists in developing buying strategies for maximizing media dollars, and handling media negotiations
  • Authors documents relating to the plan (must be able to create media brief and RFP from client input)
  • Creates and maintains media plan flowcharts and media buy authorizations based on clients various initiatives
  • Maintains media budgets and media spend summaries
  • Works in conjunction with accounting on billing and invoicing
  • Keeps abreast of all invoice, billing and delivery issues; knows when to escalate discrepancies to supervisors
  • Writes POVs as needed and evaluates new media types / outlets
  • Analyzes audit statements and syndicated research at a sophisticated level
  • Provides creative analysis
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Keynote.  Knowledge of Strata is a plus.
  • Fields incoming proposals / phone calls for various clients
  • Provides research support during development of Objectives & Strategies and plans
  • Helps develop media plans specifically investigating sites, special opportunities and positions
  • Understanding of available targeting technologies
  • Understanding of available rich media capabilities
  • Understanding of general activation capabilities of all available digital media tactics
  • Excellent presentation skills a must
  • Team Player
  • Ability to juggle several clients’ projects at once
  • Bachelor’s degree achieved, preferably with a concentration in Advertising, Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration, and Communications. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 10% travel – Travel

Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction
  • Manages expectations of clients and deliverables
  • Works closely with the client throughout entire program to maintain performance and resolve any performance issues
  • Assists Director in advising clients on best ways to integrate media into their advertising and marketing programs
  • Assists Director in growing business opportunities within current clients
  • Works closely with the integration team (to manage day-to-day client interactions, maintain performance etc.)


  • Privately owned, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in Los Angeles and Park City. This position is located in Phoenix.
  • Competitive benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, paid holidays, vacation & more.
  • Unique, legendary culture.
  • Fun, fast paced work environment.
  • Dog Friendly
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