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PLACED: 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!

HOLD: Senior Producer, Broadcast; $120K, NYC

Boutique ad agency with lifestyle clientele seeks to add a highly passionate senior-level Broadcast Producer to craft and tell beautiful stories, achieving the most creative and effective end result for the brand and the agency.

Ideal candidates are excited by up and coming talent, up to date on the leading directors & vanities, knowledgeable in best practices and trends in Production; you believe that Production is as much of an art as it is logistics. You do more than just produce; your involvement evolves the creative in a way that would not be possible without you. You have a strong knowledge of production resources, a vast database of vendors, and the passion to create top-notch production experiences. You’ll ideate and consult with internal and integrated teams to develop the right solution, from inception to launch. Your ability to help drive, manage and execute work in tight timelines, while fostering cross-team collaboration, sets you apart. Candidates must have facility interpreting creative direction and translating it into actionable process and profitable result. Ability to work autonomously as well as within a friendly, nimble team is a must; this position requires a confident and open personality with excellent management skills to foster and maintain a healthy, positive work environment. Travel required. Senior Producer candidates must have ample experience overseeing complicated productions with large budgets autonomously. Fast-paced Retail experience a major plus; previous ad agency experience required. 8-12 yrs on set.

Sounds perfect, right? Shoot your resume/reel to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to a friend.

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PLACED: Senior Producer, Integrated; $90-125K, NYC

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative retail brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative production agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

We’re seeking a client-facing, integrated Senior Producer with at least 5 years experience across digital and traditional creative output, from conception thru to execution and measurement. You’ll be crafting video and social media content, print work, websites, e-commerce systems, apps, dynamic emails, retail installations, and whatever else comes next. As the producer, you will be in charge of heading up many of these projects, working with the design and development teams and mentoring junior producers along the way.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Comfortable maintaining and growing client relationships through excellent communication, creative thinking, and problem solving
  • Able to define, plan, schedule and manage creative, production, and strategic projects
  • Knowledgeable of UX/IA and design/development best practices
  • Adept at writing detailed and clear project documentation (SOW, Functional Specs, Test Cases, RFPS)
  • Ability to identify opportunities to enhance internal processes, workflows, and project standards
  • Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams
  • Successful at delivering projects on time, to spec and within budget
  • Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs

Most importantly! You are a nice, normal human being that is easy to get along with and work with, as this shop has a No Ego policy.

Great, right? Please shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with someone in your network.

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PLACED: Producer, Integrated; $75-90K, NYC

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative production agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

The Producer has 3 primary roles:

Account Management: This client-facing role requires effective and professional communication between the client and agency team. Being a highly connected liaison between client and creative team is a must, as well as being able to interpret and communicate feedback. Maintaining status reports, scheduling and leading conference calls, presentation preparation, post-presentation follow-ups, etc. are just some of the daily, routine tasks. Experience in agency account management (or similar client-facing roles) is a plus; please be able to maintain and grow client relationships through excellent communication, creative thinking, and problem solving.

Project Management: Using a PM system for creating and maintaining project schedules, OOP estimates, resource allocation, checking for quality control, tracking brand style updates across many projects, and keeping internal teams on-task to meet schedules. Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams. Comfortable with fast-paced project turnarounds.

Producer: Experience as a producer in the traditional sense in a variety of tactical mediums is essential. Creative feasibility and budget awareness are also primary responsibilities. Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs, and successful at delivering projects on time, to spec and within budget.

The Producer manages various Digital and some Print projects for new and existing retail clients. They are responsible for the work from kickoff thru final production. High-volume experience including, email, print and digital initiatives is mandatory. Having an overall understanding of 360-degree production is important, as many projects often contain several deliverables of varying media types. Candidates should have at least 3 years experience as a Producer. You should collaborate effortlessly, self-manage, and partner well with others.

Most importantly! You are a nice, normal human being that is easy to get along with and work with, as this shop has a No Ego policy.

Great, right? Please shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with someone in your network.