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Senior Media Buyer

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PPK is seeking a Senior Media Buyer to join our growing team remotely! We are looking for a veteran at negotiating with advertising sales agents to acquire cost-efficient and budget-conscious advertising space, sponsorships, or product placements. They understand his or her clients' needs and wants and research what media is available in the markets afforded by a client's budget. Strong relationship building with multiple vendors will be key to a successful partnership for which this position acts as the liaison. Analytical thinking, communication, persuasion, and research abilities are instrumental to this role.

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Responsibilities

  • The Senior Media Buyer manages the implementation, monitoring and stewardship of their approved buys for all broadcast schedules.
  • Deliver the most efficient costs while estimating the anticipated target audience delivery accurately.
  • Negotiate, adjust and monitor schedules to ensure delivery to client goals.
  • Analyze and negotiate large media sponsorships and event proposals.
  • Participate in annual or major media negotiations.
  • Supervise and train other team members in media buying processes.
  • Provide guidance and support for assistant buyers and media buyers.
  • Review the assistant buyers’ efforts to efficiently receive avail requests, check
    contracts, accept appropriate makegoods and handle any special information requests.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of Nielsen, SQAD, Strata View and SBMS.
  • Provide tracking reports and post-buy delivery analyses on quarterly and annual basis.
  • Execute all buys within client media specifications by the assigned deadlines to ensure client air dates are met.
  • Update all current, on-air schedules to ensure station delivery within negotiated agreement and/or to respond to any new problems or opportunities that may develop.
  • Actively seeks added value for all broadcast purchases beyond traditional billboards and bonus spots.
  • Maintain accurate records of buys, revisions, credits, etc.
  • Attend company training sessions.
  • Keep informed of relevant issues affecting the advertising industry.
  • Establish and maintain strong agency relationships working with TV and radio vendors.
  • Put buy recaps together in presentation format and present to clients as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned as is deemed necessary to meet company needs.
  • Reports directly to their Media Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Buying television and radio for medium-to-large sized markets.
  • Advance negotiation and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Capable of taking a project on from initial conception through completion.
  • Good mathematical aptitude and attention to details.
  • Solid research and analytical skills.
  • Analyze and negotiate media sponsorships and event proposals.
  • Ability to be organized, prioritize, work well under pressure with multiple assignments; meet tight deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently but also be a team player.
  • Present themselves as an advocate for the agency and a mentor to the junior buyers.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PPT).
  • Ability to pass a drug screening required.
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