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Media Director, Communications Planning; $195-250K, NYC

Ready to join an independent, full-service advertising and media agency with a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising?

The convergence of media and creative is accelerating, and clients are looking to this agency more and more for media guidance. This is an opportunity to provide real value to client partners, improve the ad experience for people on the other end of communications and fill a need that is being sorely underserved by incumbents.

The agency’s ability to make ads that people notice and love has translated into exceptional business results for clients across industry verticals. Over the last 3+ years, they have made the investment in building out media planning and buying capabilities. Last year, top line revenue grew over 200%; 80% of new business consolidated their media with the agency, and these were annual retainers, not projects. Now, the next step is to scale this offering; they have a media team who are very good at what they do, and now need a new department leader.

The Media Communications Director will be the strategic architect of campaigns and create a steady heartbeat of what media should be. Media sits at the intersection of ideas and activation, so it will be important that this person has a creative spirit and an analytical mind, someone who can contextualize an idea within the appropriate channels and ultimately ensure that creative execution and media all work in perfect harmony.

The process here is iterative – working hand-in-hand with account teams, creatives, producers and brand strategists to make world-class work happen, whatever it takes. You’ll be involved from idea inception, through to final implementation and beyond. You’ll help the agency in understanding how to take what they make and connect it with people; whether it be teenagers buying cereal, assistants booking private jets for their demanding boss, or middle aged guys buying supplements to help support their aching muscles. You’ll need to be able to bring comms planning alive for the agency, and show how media can be used creatively to give ideas an extra dimension. You’ll need to challenge and inspire the creative teams day in, day out, and encourage them to think differently about how channels can work to enhance what they’re producing. This is a high profile and vital role which sits at the very core of what they’re striving to achieve as an agency.

What you’ll DO:

  • Lead day-to-day comms planning for high-profile, award winning accounts; play a key role in building trusted relationships with clients alongside other co-workers
  • Lead media team to develop, activate, steward and reconcile all media recommendations
  • Partner closely with Account, Strategy and Creative leads to ensure creative ideas make most effective use of an integrated mix of owned, earned and paid channels, and are deployed via innovative, targeted media and tech
  • Partner closely with the clients’ owned channel teams to ensure that the communication idea is adopted and executed seamlessly throughout social, PR, and digital/social/mobile properties
  • Partner closely with media agency partners on key accounts to ensure that ideas are deployed through the proper mix of paid/owned/earned channels
  • Partner with account teams to develop consumer journeys for each campaign or activity
  • Determine the communications tasks for each campaign and write task briefs that guide messaging and execution tailored for each channel
  • Create measurable campaign KPI’s, helping to enhance creative effectiveness and improve sell rate of innovative ideas
  • Read and analyze campaign metrics and leverage insights from data to improve comms effectiveness
  • Responsible for demonstrating an understanding of consumer behaviors within media, and a working knowledge of media relevant to the client’s business including TV, digital, social, experiential, print, OOH, and search
  • Showcase an understanding of digital, social and emerging platforms and technologies, specifically programmatic
  • Lead comms planning in new business pitches

What YOU offer:

  • 15+ years of experience in comms planning and/or media planning roles; expertise in developing digital, social and experiential marketing plans
  • Proven experience leading an account and building strong relationships with senior client leadership; must show record of ability to effectively drive agency agenda of great work
  • Experience managing and mentoring individuals with backgrounds in a variety of skill sets
  • Experience of integrated advertising campaigns across multiple media channels and the ability to demonstrate its impact on the brand
  • Entrepreneurial nature; interest in helping to develop and implement new department process
  • Superior professionalism with strong persuasion skills that allow for selling of ideas and strategies to prospective and existing clients
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills as well as proven ability to develop well written documents and eloquently present
  • Ambitious, curious, and collaborative personality who is open to helping with any task
  • Hands on experience with technology platforms (Google, DSP, DCM, Social) is beneficial
  • Be nice

Sounds great? Please shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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Global Manager, Paid Media; Beauty, $90-100K; NYC

Are you ready to join a company that is all about diversity and individuality?

This category-leading Beauty brand has collaborations with adored names from popular culture, art and fashion. Sold today in over 120 countries around the world, the brand remains committed to developing new categories, products and over 50 collections each year, all of which continue to serve the demand of consumers and professional makeup artists alike. The brand’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. As a brand-led innovation company — aimed at reaching the most discerning consumers around the world, regardless of age or ethnicity — they have a rich understanding of the competitive beauty landscape and a command of the social, digital and traditional communications platforms needed to connect with audiences.

Are you a talented and strategic Media mind with a passion for beauty? Come help develop and amplify a body-positive corporate, brand and product message. We’re seeking a Global Media Manager with 5+ years of experience to join an in-house team, establishing, facilitating and maintaining the brand media strategy across regions and the globe. You’ll be in daily communication with the Global Consumer Marketing team, Creative and all other contributing departments, overseeing the development, delivery of an integrated range of programs – print, digital, video, social media, experiential, promotions, retail, collateral, etc. This is less about execution of media buys (though there might be a bit if it’s a test and learn), but the main role is to create global media frameworks, strategies and KPIs for each of your efforts, partner with the global media agency and ensure delivery of the right assets. As shopping habits and social media converge, and as digital commerce becomes increasingly important, digital capabilities and insights are helping to create a seamless omnichannel experience to capture new opportunities.

YOU should be a motivated self-starter who can take a macro level view while managing the details of the nitty-gritty. Our team serves in a hybrid function that requires strong Media Strategy and Project Management capabilities while servicing the internal client and any of our external partners. We are only seeking candidates with previous Media Strategy experience; global/regional experience ideal, or at minimum a very global mindset with a P&G model background. Previous work in communications planning also a major plus. You’ll take ownership of projects and seamlessly follow through from inception to execution. Pro-active and flexible, you can adapt to the personalities of a large global team and provide support where needed.  Beauty, luxury, fashion, lifestyle or other image-based brand experience a plus.

The company is committed to developing the next generation of leaders with a strong focus on professional growth and continuous learning; their signature executive education programs stimulate professional growth and cultivate business relationships across the enterprise. The global nature of your work across multiple regions and brands, functions and channels provides fertile ground for mobility and career growth. An inclusive culture embraces diversity of thought and empowers individuals to think as entrepreneurs. Further, corporate citizenship and sustainability are central to their beliefs — from employee volunteerism and cause-related campaigns to the creation of high-performing and safe products, all while caring for people and the environment.

Sounds great? Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network and get someone working!