Dentsu Aegis Network

Assistant, Digital

Job Locations 1 month ago(1/22/2018 11:00 AM)
Requisition ID
2017-16015
Posted Date
Digital
Category
500 Woodward Ave

Overview

OVERALL SUMMARY - POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

The Digital Investment Assistant is responsible for the negotiating, buying, implementing and maintaining of digital media campaigns across multiple brands.   As an entry level position, the Digital Investment Assistant position represents the start of a digital media career and is highly supervised by a Digital Associate. 

 

This position is essential in the day-to-day tactical management of the account and requires an individual that works well in a team-based, fast paced, detail-oriented environment.   While advanced Media thinking is not expected, the successful Assistant is resourceful and demonstrates the initiative to participate in advanced projects.

 

The Digital Investment Assistant position is training-intensive.  Aptitude for learning new skills (both technical and organic) and procedures is essential.  The Assistant is expected to be an active participant, increasing participation over time in the position.  The Assistant is also encouraged to contribute ideas and insights that will benefit our clients.

 

Responsibilities

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Negotiating/Buying:

  • Assist with negotiations and buying across assigned site assignments
  • Work with planning, analytics and operations to ensure the proper launch of a campaign
  • Serve as the point of contact for the assigned Subject Matter Expert
  • Work in media buying system to ensure all data points have been finalized for final contract
  • Utilize syndicated planning tools to run reports and aid in the development of insights
  • Run and maintain competitive spending reports, and execute baseline assessments of data
  • Gather information to be used in developing media plans, such as demographic profiles, media usage habits, and media costs
  • Assist with the preparation, development, execution, and monitoring of media buys for selected clients
  • Create and maintain records of buys, insertion orders, schedules, contracts, etc.
  • Assist in the evaluation of media opportunities
  • Field incoming phone calls from sales representatives
  • Demonstrate multi-tasking ability, keep multiple projects on-track, structuring and executing work
  • Other responsibilities as needed; assembly of presentation materials, client binders, meeting setup and other administrative tasks

 

Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Support Associates in preparing and delivering work to clients and colleagues
  • Manages internal status reports
  • May be responsible for informing teams of new opportunities or issues
  • May participate and contribute in face to face client and vendor meetings
  • Engages with all work-related contacts in a professional & respectful manner
  • Possesses mature and professional business acumen in personal and written communications

 

Strategic Thinking & Leadership:

  • Keeps current with market research (industry periodicals, email newsletters, websites)
  • Demonstrates active listening skills and ability to apply knowledge over time
  • Recognize potential issues and problems, know when to escalate and propose solutions, where possible
  • Takes clear ownership of assigned tasks

 

Communications Skills:

  • Expresses oneself clearly and concisely in oral communications
  • Writes in a clear, compelling and concise manner
  • Organizes ideas and information logically and sequentially

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0-2 years industry experience
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Strong interest in and familiarity with digital media
  • Desire to learn about media buying
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to learn server-based software and tools

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