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Media Coordinator – Richmond

Overview:
ndp is looking for a dependable, friendly and extremely organized person to assist our media department. Best candidate is a detail orientated, organized, multi-tasker who can work in a fast paced advertising environment with the ability to articulate and deliver messages effectively through written (emails, reports, memos) and verbal correspondence.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the media team with administrative work aiding in the development and execution of media campaigns
  • Manage invoice verification and reconciliation process, including obtaining samples, tearsheets, and proof of posts
  • Generate, proof, and distribute insertion orders
  • Preparation of client billing on behalf of media activity
  • Manage new vendor relations
  • Maintain media kit library
  • Measure response rates and assist in reporting delivery of media schedules
  • Monitor competitive trends and marketplace conditions
  • Assist with the broader team to ensure proper delivery of advertising materials and accurate creative rotation
  • Serve as media software administrator and responsible for uploading the most current data
  • Oversee client promotions and added value opportunities
  • Develop media knowledge base in preparation for media responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally
  • Competency in mathematical concepts
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate proactive ability to help other group members outside of immediate team
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally
  • Detail orientated, organized, multi-tasker who can work in a fast paced advertising environment
  • Competency in mathematical concepts
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate proactive ability to help other group members outside of immediate team
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
Software Requirements:
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are a MUST.
  • Familiarity with Outlook email platform is also required.
  • Familiarity with Strata buying system desired, not required.
Reports to:
Media Director

Other:
This is a full time, onsite, salaried position. ndp offers a competitive benefits package including health & dental insurance, 401K and vacation, sick and personal paid time off packages.

ndp seeks extremely organized person with a can do attitude to assist our media and production departments. Proficiency with numbers, attention to detail, strong problem solving and communications skills (both written and oral), and ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines required. Duties include generating insertion orders, invoice reconciliation, collecting samples and proof of posts, managing vendor relationships, maintaining media kit and research libraries, conducting post buy analysis, assisting with traffic and production coordination, overseeing client promotions, and uploading ratings data.

Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as a basic understanding of the media buying process is required a plus, including television (Nielsen), radio (Arbitron), print, outdoor and digital media. SEM and social media experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree required. Please submit resume and salary requirements to abaril@ndp.agency.
Conceptual Advertising Copywriter - Chattanooga

Copywriter(s) wanted to write their own job description.

We tried to write a job description that would capture the true essence of what we were looking for, but kept coming up a bit short. Everything felt too straightforward. Too traditional. Too uninspiring. Too clichéd. Too normal. Too much like every other job description out there. Nothing seemed to capture our spirit or imagination. So we thought, instead of writing a job description for what we wanted, why not get the writer we were looking for to write a job description of what they wanted?

What kind of a place do they want to work for? What kind of a place do they want to help build? What kind of work do they want to do? Maybe they want to come here and become an award winning writer. Maybe they’re already an award winning writer that wants to take their craft and skill to the next level? Maybe they want to make a name for themselves by doing something no one else ever has. Maybe they don’t care about awards or ads or social media or digital or marketing in general, but they do care about writing.

It’s in their blood. It’s their passion. It’s what they were born to do. The fact that they’re in advertising may only be to pay the bills. They care so much that maybe the job description they write won’t be a job description at all. After all, who wants a job? Maybe the job description they write helps us realize that what we were looking for isn’t a writer at all, but someone who is passionate about their art and craft and wants to push themselves as much as we want to push ourselves. That would be a pretty cool job description. Let us know what you think you want your next job to be. We’ll let you know if we can make it happen.

Portfolio link required.
Agency experience a plus.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Chattanooga, TN
Required education: Bachelor's

Digital Media Buyer/Planner

Reports To: Digital Media Associate Director

We are a growing Southeast regional agency in need of a digital media buyer/planner to help take us and our work to the next level.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented buyer/planner to support the Media Department with various digital-based tasks to meet the needs of internal/external clients. This is a full-time, regular, benefits eligible position.

You’ll be a force within the agency, known as a go-to person for digital media expertise. The digital media buyer/planner position brings a unique chance to perform research, share insights and study the effects of client campaigns firsthand. This position will work with account leadership to develop paid media strategy, implement plans, and track and optimize response across digital channels. The right candidate will move the agency forward by providing effective and efficient media buying, innovative solutions, performance insights and recommendations to improve campaign delivery to achieve client goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with department leadership in establishment of digital media goals, objectives and strategies for developing plans in conjunction with clients and other agency departments.
  • Development of sound, strategic media plans based on client marketing direction and the use of media research that excite clients and exceed their objectives.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of client businesses, both from a current situation perspective as well as a historical perspective.
  • Manages the flow of client-related media issues based on changes in direction, goals and budgets. Aware of need to create solutions and resolve problems.
  • Explores media alternatives and is creative and relevant in recommending media solutions.
  • Ensures accurate work by checking details of all data entry on plans, reports, flowcharts, projects, etc. before giving to supervisors for review.
  • Monitors industry sources for new media trends and shares learning with media group.
  • Monitors and reports on competitive activity and develops reports, insights and recommendations for clients.
  • Negotiates, places, monitors and reports on all digital media buys.
  • Produces and delivers POVs on key client issues and/or client opportunities.
  • Responsible for budget control and ensures flawless execution.
  • Establishes self as digital media planning expert by representing the media department at internal and client meets and demonstrating a complete understanding of interdepartmental functions and relationships and client business.
  • Handle media buying responsibilities including vendor relations, negotiate and place contracts, resolve billing issues, order make-goods, and coordinate creative materials.

Requirements:

  • Minimum one-year relevant advertising/marketing work experience in advertising, multimedia, marketing, promotions or public relations industry.
  • Must be a detail-oriented quick learner with strong organization skills.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multitask and work well under pressure with multiple assignments in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Be flexible and receptive to changing priorities.
  • Must be an effective liaison between the client and the agency.
  • Flexibility to work long hours when needed, and be able to handle a large volume of work.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot any issue, but also be a team player.
  • Four-year degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or relevant field.
  • Solid computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Pluses:

  • Experience with syndicated research such as ComScore, Nielsen, Scarborough, MRI, Simmons.
  • Google AdWords or Analytics Certification.
Please send resumes to Boz Boschen at bboschen@ndp.agency
Conceptual Advertising Copywriter - Richmond

Copywriter(s) wanted to write their own job description.

We tried to write a job description that would capture the true essence of what we were looking for, but kept coming up a bit short. Everything felt too straightforward. Too traditional. Too uninspiring. Too clichéd. Too normal. Too much like every other job description out there. Nothing seemed to capture our spirit or imagination. So we thought, instead of writing a job description for what we wanted, why not get the writer we were looking for to write a job description of what they wanted?

What kind of a place do they want to work for? What kind of a place do they want to help build? What kind of work do they want to do? Maybe they want to come here and become an award winning writer. Maybe they’re already an award winning writer that wants to take their craft and skill to the next level? Maybe they want to make a name for themselves by doing something no one else ever has. Maybe they don’t care about awards or ads or social media or digital or marketing in general, but they do care about writing.

It’s in their blood. It’s their passion. It’s what they were born to do. The fact that they’re in advertising may only be to pay the bills. They care so much that maybe the job description they write won’t be a job description at all. After all, who wants a job? Maybe the job description they write helps us realize that what we were looking for isn’t a writer at all, but someone who is passionate about their art and craft and wants to push themselves as much as we want to push ourselves. That would be a pretty cool job description. Let us know what you think you want your next job to be. We’ll let you know if we can make it happen.

Portfolio link required.
Agency experience a plus.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Richmond, VA
Required education: Bachelor's

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