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Media Buyer

PR – Nashville, TN – Full Time

Finn Partners, in Nashville, TN, has an exciting opportunity for a media buyer with 3+ years of agency experience. We seek a professional, multi-tasker who works well under pressure and within tight deadlines, while still maintaining a positive attitude. The ideal candidate will have experience developing media strategies and plans that effectively support client business objectives. This individual will utilize their experience and expertise to oversee the execution of campaigns from beginning to end.  This position requires creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and writing skills.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Research, purchasing, and reporting: broadcast, print, out-of-home, and digital media
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent understanding of online media planning, implementation and optimizations
  • Strong familiarity with paid search campaign recommendations and social media advertising
  • Experience in reconciling buys/insertion orders to invoicing and posting
  • Strong mathematical abilities
  • Proficient with Strata media-buying software
  • Proficient with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Strata interaction with Advantage Accounting Software a plus

Essential Duties:

  • Plan optimum buys in terms of cost efficiency, goals delivery and vendor agreements
  • Negotiate and purchase broadcast, print, out-of-home, and digital media
  • Monitor buys in progress by spot checking placement and negotiating credit or billing adjustments when necessary
  • Collaborate with media vendors and agency accounting department to resolve media billing issues
  • Document all makegoods and credits
  • Approve invoices and reconcile discrepancies
  • Responsible for post-buy analysis
  • Team player, strong communication and organization skills and comfortable working in a collaborative environment

Education Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a media planner/ buyer, preferably in an advertising agency setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, or related field preferred

Contact: Christina Pawlowski