Associate Planning - #9820272


Date: 1 week ago
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time


The Associate Media Planner is the day-to-day focal point to the account. Associate Media Planners are expected to have day-to-day responsibility for assigned accounts and are expected to have an understanding of the client's overall business and marketing objectives. Associate Media Planners steward the tactical communications planning process and provide mid-level strategic recommendations to the senior media team and/or client. This role will report to a senior member on the team.

Communications Planning and Execution:

  • Aids in the creation of client media communication plan objectives and strategies
  • Creates and maintains media plans, flowcharts, buying guidelines, testing plans & results analysis, budget summaries, plan delivery and competitive reports
  • Provide input into existing and emerging communications opportunities relevant to assigned brand/category
  • Writes POVs as needed and evaluate new media types / outlets
  • Support Communications Planning Supervisor in the collection and evaluation of syndicated consumer and media consumption information
  • Compiles reports of competitive market/media information for each brand/category
  • Support ACPD/CPS as a facilitating contact point for client's internal media staff and the primary contact point to client's brand staff when media issues are discussed
  • May oversee the work of Assistant Communication Planners, ensuring that all deliverables are error free before they are submitted to Supervisors/clients

Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Manage day-to-day client interaction
  • Handle expectations of clients and deliverables
  • Assist Supervisor in advising clients on the best ways to integrate media into their advertising and marketing programs
  • Assist Supervisor in growing business opportunities within current clients
  • May be responsible for informing client/team of new opportunities or issues
  • Participates and leads, if appropriate, face to face client and vendor meetings
  • Builds positive relationships with internal and external teams and sets good example for assistant level

  • 1+ year of integrated media planning experience
  • Thorough understanding of the media process, media department and inter-department relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and present well-considered ideas and solutions
  • Can adapt plans due to changes in client objectives, priorities or budgets while minimizing impact on project momentum
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to relate results to client business objectives
  • Experience with online research tools such as Nielsen, @Plan, AdRelevance, etc.

This post is advertising multiple opportunities throughout the dentsu US network. Whether you will have a hybrid workplace type or remote workplace type, depends on the client and your preference. The recruiting team will clarify and confirm workplace type during the interview process. #LI-Hybrid #LI-Remote

The anticipated salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000. Actual salary will be based on a variety of factors including relevant experience, knowledge, skills and other factors permitted by law. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit


About dentsu 
Dentsu is the network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities in the sustainable economy. Taking a people-centered approach to business transformation, dentsu combines Japanese innovation with a diverse, global perspective to drive client growth and to shape society

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact your recruiter if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying. 

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