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Media Planner Job Description

Media Planners develop and execute impactful media strategies to connect with a company's desired audience and meet marketing objectives. A compelling job description for this role is key to attracting candidates who blend analytical acumen, creativity, and communication prowess. Through this template, you’ll find the answers to common questions regarding hiring a Media Planner. What skills are required in media planning? What is the main responsibility of a media planner? The Media Planner job description sample below will help you create an appealing job post and discover the perfect candidate to join your team. 

Job Overview

We are in search of a seasoned, driven Media Planner to join our team and craft strategic media plans for our ad campaigns. In this position, you'll work closely with marketing and creative teams, carry out market research, and analyze media performance data to identify the most impactful channels and methods for engaging our target audience. The perfect candidate will bring a solid foundation in media planning, top-notch analytical abilities, and the skill to clearly convey and present media strategies to all stakeholders.

Media Planner Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic media plans for advertising campaigns across various channels, including digital, print, TV, and radio
  • Conduct market research to identify target audience preferences, media consumption habits, and advertising opportunities
  • Analyze media performance data to optimize campaigns, maximize ROI, and achieve marketing objectives
  • Collaborate with marketing and creative teams to ensure media strategies align with overall campaign goals and brand messaging
  • Negotiate and manage media buying contracts with vendors, advertising agencies, and media partners
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging media channels, and best practices in media planning and buying
  • {{Add any other responsibilities specific to your organization or project}}

Media Planner Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or a related field
  • Proven experience in media planning, preferably in a similar industry
  • Strong understanding of various media channels and advertising strategies
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, with a results-driven mindset
  • Proficiency in media planning and analytics tools
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and experience with complex spreadsheets for automating media planning methods and generating reports
  • {{List any additional qualifications or certifications specific to your organization or project}}



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