Media Planning Supervisor

Full-time position with Media Bridge Advertising in Minneapolis
Job posted October 23, 2023

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About The Role


Media Bridge Advertising is an agency in Minneapolis, MN, that combines media buying and creative services to help clients of all sizes grow and win. We are seeking a Media Planning Supervisor to join our team. The Media Planning Supervisor will play a vital role in media planning, strategy and execution.

We have a fun and vibrant culture that celebrates individual differences. We believe in and are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Other places talk about their “work ethic,” but at Media Bridge, we’re focused on “care ethic.” We are an engaged, invested, and passionate group of people who care about making an impact. At MB, caring isn’t just a touchy-feely concept. It’s a way of working-a way of living and our #1 competitive advantage.

Team Management
Help train the Assistant Media Planner by ensuring they are set up with the appropriate programs and files and that deadlines are clear and feasible

Budget and Billing
Partner with Assistant Media Planner to ensure budget/billing documents are complete and accurate, analyze and review competitive reports as well as ensures that flowcharts are up-to-date

Media Strategy
Own target analysis & creation of Media Plan metrics (R/F, CPM, Costing, etc) and review media plans and recommendations with Media Planning Director, account teams and clients

Media Planning and Execution
Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring both Traditional (TV, Radio, OOH, etc) media plans and digital campaigns across assigned brands including maintaining accurate documentation (especially financial) and plan evolutions of requested and recommended revisions
Author or support in authoring documents related to the plan (i.e., media briefs, RFPs recommendations, etc.)
Assists in developing buying strategies to maximizing media value and impact while supporting media negotiations
Compiles and provides digital specs to creative teams (client specific)
Writes POVs as needed and evaluate new technology, innovation and/or opportunities

Client & Internal Relationships
Supports day-to-day client interactions
Helps manages client expectations and deliverables
Works closely with the teams (Analytics, Account, Data Analysis) to improve performance and resolve issues.
Participates, if appropriate, in face-to-face client and vendor meetings
Builds positive relationships with internal and external teams and sets good example for Assistant.

Strategic Thinking & Leadership
Works with management team (Strategy, Revenue and Media) to support development of media plans/buy strategies
Shares new and relevant opportunities in written and verbal form to the group or client
Strategizes ways to use dollars most effectively to the clients’ greatest benefit.
Assesses problems and concerns in a systematic, logical, and rational manner
Proactively resolves issues, know when to and to whom to escalate
Works with Media Planning Director to develop management skills while overseeing and training junior staff
Excels at time management and managing multiple deliverables while assuring projects are completed on time and adhered to (within) budget

Communications Skills
Expresses oneself clearly and concisely in oral communications
Writes in a clear, compelling, and concise manner
Organizes ideas and information logically and sequentially
Develop client documents that are clear, compelling, and persuasive

3 years Traditional and media planning experience, including at least 1 year focused within Digital
Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Sheets
Proficient in advanced Excel functions and formulas to perform VLOOKUP, pivot tables, charts, graphs, and data capture & analysis
Proficiency in media tools including Vivvex, Telmar, MRISimmons, etc.
Creates clear goals, identifies and finds the resources (e.g., time, people, materials) needed to achieve them, and schedules tasks so that work is completed on time
Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately
Ability to establish an effective demeanor and communication to influence one’s point of view

Are you excited about the role but don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway! At Media Bridge, we recognize that there is no such thing as a perfect candidate. This is a place where everyone can grow and studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for a job if they don’t meet every qualification. At Media Bridge Advertising, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We anticipate that this person will be most effective onsite at our office in the North Loop area of Minneapolis Monday-Thursday due to the work style of the existing team. The person in this role will routinely work remotely most Fridays, and we will consider an additional routine remote day during the week after initial training is complete. That being said, we do understand that some days are more productive remotely, and we offer additional remote flexibility as needed. Note that parking is paid for by Media Bridge when employees are required to work onsite.

Media Bridge is a multi-year winner of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America and we credit our success to our philosophy of Media the Way It Should Be®. This means we are a team that is growing and winning personally and professionally. We are living our best lives while continuously improving team health scores and the satisfaction of our clients and partners. The entire company embraces the mindset that the best marketing strategy is: to care.

Founded in 2010, Minneapolis-based Media Bridge Advertising has a diverse client roster that includes Inspire Medical Systems Inc., It’s Just Lunch, Minnesota Twins, Renters Warehouse, Allina, SPIRE Credit Union, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Gutter Helmet, Morrie’s Automotive, Secondhand Hounds and numerous others. We’re a tight team of smart, competitive, hard-working, fun, and entrepreneurial marketing pros who live and breathe our core values: Lead with Heart, Do The Right Thing, and Raise The Bar.


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