Digital Media Planner

Santa Monica, CA | Permanent | Job ID #44063 |
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Onward Search is on the hunt for a Digital Media Planner for our Media Agency client. This is a full-time position.

You will be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of the media plan, including buy recommendations, execution details, and maintaining budgets.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Idea Development: Compile RFPs and work with publishers to develop media executions
  • Plan Development: Negotiate with publishers, compile plan specifics, assign budget by publisher, accurately finalize all client-facing documents
  • Create media plans that are best positioned to meet the media objectives and strategies of the client’s business
  • Develop campaign performance insights that inform ongoing optimization recommendations
  • Maintain strong, professional relationships with the publisher community
  • Proactively monitor category landscape and identify trends/partners for upcoming campaigns
  • Manage positions on lower level (Assistant Media Planner) while effectively ‘managing up’ to ensure communication and effective performance

We are seeking Digital Media Planners who meet the following requirements:

  • 2+ year(s) of agency digital media experience
  • Strong background in Programmatic and direct response planning and buying
  • Experience developing and managing influencer and content-focused campaigns
  • Knowledge of social and native campaign execution strategies
  • Refuses to accept the status quo in planning, negotiation, and execution
  • Believes that innovation starts with listening
  • Constantly dedicated to finding better solutions
  • Demonstrates accuracy and attention to detail in all work and communication
  • Strong understanding of digital analytics reports and able to translate data into client reports
  • Ability to understand client goals and translate them into media strategy
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work against deadlines
  • Process oriented, with the ability to manage all aspects of a campaign
  • Highly proficient in Excel; must be able to perform advanced functions and pivots
  • Experience using 3rd party ad serving technologies and research tools - ComScore, Sizmek, Google Ad Words, etc.


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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