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SENIOR MEDIA STRATEGIST

NEW YORK


JOB DESCRIPTION

At Giant Spoon, we don’t issue RFPs. We encourage our clients to prioritize impact over impressions, and to reimagine what “media” means in a mobile-first video-dominated world. We believe that media partnerships - true partnerships and not just transactions - are both more effective for brands and more interesting for consumers than the one-way legacy approach. 

Giant Spoon is looking for an Senior Media Strategist who can lead a team of Strategists and push the boundaries of media into creative content development and partnerships. We are looking for client-facing, articulate leader who possesses the fundamentals of integrated media This person should be able to think beyond GRPs and R/F planning to reimagine how we go to market in this landscape. Senior Media Strategists have a constant eye for potential partnerships, have a finger on the pulse of the internet, and are constantly consuming media of all formats. They have a great habit of asking questions, and are consistently able to translate the “what” into the “so what” for colleagues and clients. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead management of media programs including but not limited to video (TV, OTT, streaming and social video) strategy and distribution, emerging media (VR, bots), content partnerships and more
  • Own client relationships, while cultivating a strong workflow and management style 
  • Pulse on industry trends and cultural application in video and media, curious about what’s next
  • Expertise in using media planning, reporting and management tools such as Nielsen, Strata, Google Analytics, Omniture, Sizmek, eMarketer for application/analysis. 
  • Frame tactical media plans in Powerpoint and Keynote, translating thinking from brainstorms and agency meetings into client-ready presentations 
  • Lead strategic conversations with media partners of all types, maintain relationships with key publishers to ensure our clients gain access to first look opportunities 
  • Monitor trends, tools, opportunities and applications in paid media environments, and appropriately apply that knowledge 
  • Develop and present media specific documents including publisher briefings, media plans, media program presentations - articulating objectives, strategies and partnerships details 
  • Effective in hitting deadlines and finding ways to streamline process - task-mastering a must! 
  • Report on campaign performance with the ability to distill and curate insights and findings 

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • 4+ years in integrated media planning with strong expertise in TV/video strategy and buying
  • Ability to own and articulate strategy, rationale, and ideas 
  • Experience in presenting and owning conversations with clients both directly and as part of inter-agency environment 
  • Proven track record of applying cultural trends and new media opportunities to client business
  • Resourceful, pro-active and buttoned-up management skills; comfortable with delegation 
  • Experience identifying new media opportunities and turning it into first-mover opportunities 
  • Digitally connected, passionate about technology and innovation with an insatiable curiosity for how it applies to our industry 
  • People person, vocal in opinion, articulate with rationale, resourceful and action-oriented 
  • Must love never-done-before challenges, shifting deadlines and wearing multiple hats.
  • Exposure to/participation in industry events includes CES, SXSW, Cannes, etc. 
  • Drive to breakthrough industry norms and eye for award-winning opportunities 
  • Expert use of media planning and buying tools (Nielsen, BrandOcean, etc.)
  • Open to travel as necessary
 

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