Associate Digital Media Planner Buyer

  • New Jersey
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  • Job ID #10138


A top media planning and buying agency specializing in the youth and parenting markets is seeking an Associate Digital Media Planner/Buyer with experience in media planning and/or buying. The position requires review and implementation of the most efficient and effective media plan recommendations to ensure the client’s goals/objectives are met. There is day to day client interactions, and it is important to maintain the knowledge of client products to ensure all media requirements are executed in a timely and accurate manner across multiple kids and adult networks.

This position requires a highly motivated person to support the day-to-day execution of a(n) account(s). They will be activating digital strategic plan development and all aspects of implementation.


  • Assist Planners/Buyers in negotiation of Media Buys, makegoods, positions, value add negotiations across all digital channels
  • Prepare and deliver buying and digital trafficking specs and guidelines
  • Support in weekly and end-of-campaign reporting and insights
  • Assist in presentation of data, media research, and analytics to clients
  • Craft knowledgeable and relevant POVs that assess media opportunities and place appropriate value
  • Manage Vendor Billing: insertion orders, monthly billing reports, discrepancy resolution, and reconciliations
  • Assist in the creation of dynamic presentations that effectively communicate to our clients
  • Continuously search for opportunities to be positive and to share the positive side of every situation


  • Bachelor’s Degree; related internship experience strongly preferred
  • Media buying/planning experience
  • Experience with key business tools for Media (i.e., Prisma, DCM, Innovid, Data Studio)
  • Must possess desire to advance analytical, research, and quantitative skills
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, detail-orientation, follow-through skills
  • Must be hard-working, resourceful, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, formulas, v-lookup, conditional formats, pivot tables, etc.
  • Working knowledge of self-serve platforms such as Google Ads (YouTube), Facebook Ads Manager, YouTube Studio (Preferred but not required)



    Required Notification:  Certain states require that job postings indicate a minimum and maximum base salary in an effort to not discriminate – a very worthwhile purpose that Media Recruiting Group supports. MRG’s practices are and have always been non-discriminatory, and jobs are open to all candidates with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, military status, sexual orientation, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, etc.  That said, companies require that we supply them with candidates with very specific experience, and the commensurate compensation for every job varies.  It is a function of a person’s years of experience, type of experience, skills, knowledge of certain computer programs, etc.  And every job may have a unique requirement.  And every job could come in higher or lower than the range we are given.   We do not control the upper and lower ranges for our clients, so we make a best efforts attempt to include information requested by said states.  In the case of sales people, most time it is also a function of their contacts.  If the job is an analyst, analytical skills and experience matter.  Etc.  This makes stating a reasonable minimum and maximum challenging absent all of this information about a given candidate.  Companies also have other elements of compensation, including but not limited to, commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, varying levels of healthcare coverage and how much a person would have to contribute to the premium, various perks like continuing education, commuter reimbursement, phone reimbursement, etc. – not included in “salary” as the law states.  Thus, know that anything we note in a salary range does NOT include such other compensation elements.  And, as recruiters, we don’t know what all of those elements are, as we are recruiting for a company, not for ourselves, and they do not brief us as to each benefit.  We are a 3rd party and can only estimate to the best of our knowledge, and thus offer the minimum and maximum salary MRG in good faith believes at the time of the posting the client is willing to pay for the advertised job.

    Qualified by all of the above, for this job with requisite/required  years of the required experience and skills, the minimum and maximum salary is approximated at $60k and $70k respectfully, exclusive of commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, any element of healthcare coverage, any reference to how much a person would have to contribute to the premium of a healthcare plan, any perks, or other forms of compensation.  Fewer years of experience could bring the base salary lower, and more experience could bring the base salary higher, if the company is willing to increase their salary bands.