Media Supervisor

Kansas City, MO

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We have an immediate opening for a Media Supervisor in our Kansas City, MO office. 

MMGY is looking for an experienced media strategist to lead our growing KC-based media team. Our ideal candidate is a dynamic professional capable of directing integrated media strategy for clients in the tourism and hospitality sector. This position will take a lead role with key agency strategists in related disciplines to create holistic marketing programs that generate measurable results. They will also be responsible for the hands-on management of a team of media planners, buyers and coordinators. The ability to lead by example and drive a high-energy team motivated by doing great work is imperative.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Media Account Leadership

  • Guide the development and execution of integrated media strategies (including print, broadcast, digital, B2B) on key accounts within MMGY’s travel client portfolio
  • Guide metrics-based planning initiatives that are informed by a solid foundation of knowledge of our clients’ key business objectives
  • Attend and strategically contribute to client planning meetings
  • Assist in developing overall strategic media approach with all media disciplines (digital, traditional, trade, etc.) and present media strategies and recommendations to clients
  • Analyze campaign performance data and communicate key outcomes to client and internal agency staff
  • Assemble rates, negotiate packages and partnerships and maintain productive, high-level partnerships with key vendors
  • Oversee implementation processes with planner, buyer and coordinator and manage day-to-day media team operations
  • Stay on top of industry trends and new media opportunities while fostering innovative thinking in the media planning group

 Recruitment and Team Care

  • Exemplify commitment to high standards of professionalism and quality and maintain an environment in which this is the standard expected of every team member
  • Assist in the development of training curriculum for new employees
  • Research and recommend training programs for ongoing team education
  • Mentor and manage team of Media Planners, Buyers and Campaign Managers to achieve employee goals
  • Collaborate with media leadership team on management of departmental meeting and communications
  • Make recommendations to media leadership team on account assignments and workload management for team of direct reports
  • Establish and maintain a presence within local agency/marketing organizations to position MMGY media department as a leader in the industry and desirable place to work

Department Profitability and Growth

  • Work with department leadership to ensure client profitability and understand how media contributes to overall agency income
  • Assist with the scheduling of interdepartmental trainings for media team and facilitate cross selling of agency services (i.e. promotions, social media, analytics, PR)
  • Work closely with agency leadership and business development teams to identify, pitch and close new business opportunities
  • Close collaboration with media management team to identify key staff/agency strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and manage to these factors according to the company’s aggressive growth plan

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 7-10 years in a media buying, planning and strategic marketing role, agency experience preferred
  • Mandatory, detailed knowledge of the following:
    • Syndicated research: MRI, Kantar, comScore
    • Media buying: DoubleClick, Strata
    • Media tagging, trafficking and reporting: DoubleClick, BIME
    • Experience with travel and/or tourism industries a plus
    • Must be a strategic thinker with the native ability to place media programs in the context of our clients’ bigger picture marketing objectives
    • Attention to detail and the ability to work in a team, collaborate with and influence others
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including presentations)
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint 

Education Requirements:

  • 4-year BA degree in marketing or business is required

Reports to:  Director, Media Operations

Please cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Theresa Thornhill

Recruiter

tthornhill@mmgyglobal.com

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