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Freelance Media Buyer/Planner

The FREELANCE DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER/BUYER strategically leads media planning for accounts at Cornett with a focus on digital mediums. This position will work closely with the Account and Creative teams to ensure that the approved media plan is executed on strategy and on brand for the client.  Candidates MUST have a strong knowledge of digital media, specifically, programmatic buying, social media buying, mobile expertise and measurement.  The ideal candidate will have experimented in the space and be conversant in new technologies, setting up campaigns with a strong emphasis on reporting outcomes that drive change/learnings and meets or exceeds our client’s objectives.  Expertise in traditional is welcome, but not critical.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4-5 years related experience, preferably with some of the experience dealing directly with clients
  • Knowledge of media-buying software, preferably DCM
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge in all Microsoft programs including Office, Excel, Power Point, and G-Suite
  • Ability to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Experience with reporting
  • Experience with DSP platforms is a plus

What do you get?

The chance to be part of an excited, creative and innovative team!

Who’s in charge here?

Position reports to the Associate Media Director

What will you do?

  • Oversee and carry out research, planning, negotiation and execution of media plans
  • Oversee ongoing monitoring and maintenance of media plan performance to ensure original objectives and strategies are being met
  • Independently handle any/all client requests – ie: media plan changes, budget changes, etc.
  • Evaluate media opportunities and provide written POV’s
  • Communicate and meet with media sales reps and industry representatives on a regular basis
  • Stay on top of industry trends, emerging technology, etc.
  • Anticipate questions, problems, and obstacles with media plans and work to troubleshoot
  • Manage multiple projects at once
  • Communicate recommendations and explain rationale for planning both verbally and in written documents
  • Prepare and present reports to clients and internal teams based on projections and/or performance of media plans

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