[ Media Account Manager – Austin, TX ]

Location: Austin, TX

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced digital media planner to join our talented media crew as a Media Account Manager in our Austin office. Candidates should have previous experience with planning, buying, and optimizing integrated digital media campaigns including online brand advertising, demand generation, and lead generation. They should also understand the market in terms of websites, business titles, and other media options. This is a role that would be well suited for someone who enjoys multi-tasking and has the ability to think laterally and quickly.

A Media Account Manager is a fast-paced position within the agency requiring absolute attention to detail, an appetite for data, and a hunger for analytics. Aside from the technical and math, there is a strong human factor we also seek because our media experts constantly communicate, persuade, and negotiate with media partners, clients, and even our own internal staff. In our business, relationships are still very important, so strong communication skills are must.

The duties of a Media Account Manager include but are not limited to:

Campaign Planning & Management

  • Plan and buy integrated paid media campaigns across B2B technology, B2C technology, telecommunications, B2B professional services, and other industry verticals.
  • Develop RFPs, the final media plan recommendation, buy summaries, and campaign measurements where necessary
  • Manage all facets of the campaign execution by working with Media Account Associates and other account team members
  • Lead optimization strategies for digital placements
  • Produce post campaign buying reports, competitive spend analysis and other campaign related reports
  • Develop and present concise results decks highlighting the relevant learning gained and recommendations for future campaigns

Account Management

  • Act as primary client contact by understanding client goals and optimizing their success through research and analysis
  • Cultivate assigned client/agency relationships
  • Present recommendations with fully negotiated media and cost schedules to clients
  • Manage, review and analyze all client facing deliverables
  • Liaise between other Just Media departments (Social, Content, Search, Analytics)
  • Deliver monthly POVs to clients highlighting vendor presentations that are particularly new or relevant
  • Manage order processing, invoicing, approval of media insertions and campaign reconciliation including make-good negotiations as needed.

Market Knowledge

  • Stay up to date with emerging trends and identify areas of development within emerging markets
  • Provide consultative strategic direction to your accounts and identifying appropriate programs and services to meet client needs
  • Build strong long-term relationships with media vendors/suppliers on behalf of agency and clients.
  • Investigate publisher’s tech and targeting capabilities and share learnings to team during standing meetings
  • Review pitch prior to taking on new client – ensuring consistent voice carried through to media plan, taking advantage of the newest tactics available

Management Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Media Account Associates to manage programs and administrative functions
  • Promote positive working relationships within the department, the company and the vendor community
  • Mentor and train Media Account Associates

Desired Skills and Experience:

– BA or BS or equivalent experience

– Minimum of one year prior media planning/buying experience in a digital agency

– Highly motivated with a strong desire to meet or exceed client expectations

– Ability to thrive in a flexible, team-based environment and ability to learn/adapt quickly

– Self-motivation with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility

– Desire to grow with company

– Strong analytical skills

– Should be well versed in required media skills such as ability to review market research reports, audits, readership studies, online reports, etc.

– Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to meet aggressive deadlines

– Excellent verbal & written communication skills

– Strong computer skills, including MS Excel & MS PowerPoint

– Experience in international media planning/buying a plus

Just Media, Inc. (dba Just Marketing Services, Inc.) an equal opportunity employer, offers an exciting opportunity for qualified career-motivated professionals. We provide competitive compensation and the chance to work with talented people in a winning, successful, and pleasant environment. We offer many premium benefits which currently include, but are not limited to, 401(k), medical and dental.

Interested candidates who fit the description are encouraged to respond to lukebone@justmedia.com.

Applicants MUST respond with the following information to be considered:
– Resume with cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position
– Office location you are applying for
– Salary Range Requirements

No Phone Calls Please
No Agencies or Recruiters

 

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