Strategist - Assistant (NE) --- Nashville

Assistant Strategist

Reports to: Strategist

OMD is currently expanding in the Nashville area and we have an exciting opportunity for a Strategist (aka Media Planner). This position will work closely with a team dedicated to the client as well as our Los Angeles-based team.

The following are the responsibilities and duties of the Assistant Strategist. This is not an all-inclusive list and will vary by account assignment.

Role

The Assistant Strategist’s main role is to work closely with Strategists in developing and maintaining media plans while absorbing as much media knowledge as possible.

Background:

§ Ideal candidate will have experience in Retail or Automotive categories

Maintenance:

* Gather data to support the media recommendation

* Utilize Brainbox and other research systems

* Prepare purchase authorizations, coordinating input from the Investment group, the client media team, account team, and media sales teams

* Assist in the execution of the media plan

* Participate in brainstorming sessions

* Update client media activity flowcharts

* Assist with tracking media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance

* Collect data and assist in writing competitive reports

* Will require travel to local markets approximately 50% of the time.

Media Skills:

* Attend the OMD Media Foundations Training program to learn:

Media concepts and terminology

Media fundamentals (media math, plan development, etc.)

Application of Checkmate

Media building blocks (television, radio, internet, etc.)

Presentation skills

Writing skills

Business etiquette and ethics

* Develop media knowledge base in preparation for media responsibilities

* Attend internal and external meetings and presentations

* Keep abreast of industry trends through advertising and media trade journals

Competencies

Knowledge/Expertise

* Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

* Interest in the principles of advertising, marketing and media

* Interest in the client’s industry and environment within which he operates

Skills/Abilities

* Analytical thinking

* Competency in mathematical concepts

* Ability to work as part of a team

* Exhibit fluency with MicroSoft Office

* Ability to learn Brainbox tools and software

* Comfort with agency accounting systems

* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, and sometimes involved, written or oral instructions

* Ability to write clearly and concisely

* Ability to communicate and interact professionally

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