Media Buying Assistant

MGH, a full-service marketing communications agency recognized as one of Ad Age’s 2019 and 2020 Best Places to Work, is seeking an entry-level Media Assistant to support our media team. The selected candidate will assist in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of traditional media accounts and is expected to learn the company’s media procedures and processes as well as bring fresh ideas and insights to the department.  
 
What You’ll Do: 
  • Work under the supervision of Media Buyers to learn the process of buying media (radio, television, cable, OTT)
  • Build and maintain relationships with sales representatives via phone, email, and in person
  • Contact sales representatives for rates and assist in requesting proposals
  • Assist in organizing and negotiating proposed elements from reps
  • Prepare station orders for client campaigns 
  • Reconcile media invoices
  • Evaluate websites for agency clients 
  • Keeping current with market research and industry trends

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience:
A college graduate in the field of Advertising/Communications or related business degree as well as the following:
  • Interest in learning and mastering current position while having the desire and skills to advance into a media buying role
  • Ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information by asking a lot of questions
  • Self-confident and assertive – not timid during tense negotiations
  • Take initiative and active interest in media buying and the industry
  • Detail oriented and the ability to multitask
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to constant change and think on feet
  • Strong math and analytical skills 
  • Desire to work in a team setting and in a support role
·       Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create common or casual conversation with vendors
  • Willing to go above and beyond current role and responsibilities as needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Previous internship experience in a related field will be considered a plus
 
Thanks for your interest in MGH, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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