Associate, Digital Investment

| Greater LA Area

Digital Investment AssociateDepartment – Digital Investment Group (DIG):

Our Digital Investment team works in conjunction with our planning teams and is responsible for the negotiating and purchasing of digital media – including content integrations, premium video, mobile and OTT. DIG's value is driven by its ability to negotiate and deliver business insights and results within fixed rate inventory. Additionally, DIG is an integral part of maximizing our client's ad accountability and protocols as it relates to viewability, fraud, brand safety, and ad experience. The DIG collaborates closely with each of our agency's digital RTB divisions across search, social and programmatic.

Overview of Job:

The overall objective for the Digital Investment Associate is to support the Digital Investment Group on plan development and investment maintenance. The Digital Investment Associate is process oriented, has a strong attention to detail, and demonstrates curiosity and commitment to executional excellence. Much of your day involves corresponding with some of the largest digital platforms in the world and helping them deliver appropriate business solutions to our brands; collaborating across ad operations, finance and marketing sciences to ensure proper buy entry, reporting and analytics accuracy, and ensuring your brand's digital investments are trafficked according to your brand's interests. Additionally – you are learning and developing core knowledge of digital investment basics, tools, and protocols that build towards a strong advertising foundation.

To succeed here, we expect you to be operating with an all hands on deck outlook, be a creative problem-solver and willing to face any task.

 3 best things about the job:

  • Visibility to some of the world's most prolific ad platforms, technology, and experiences. Your role explores the nuts and bolts of these offerings and their relevance to our brands.
  • Partner to deliver success for our brands and organization with several core divisions of Mindshare including, but not limited to, Marketing Sciences, Finance, and Ad Operations.
  • We're a high velocity team who collaborate well, give regular feedback to each other and celebrate the big as well as the #smallwins.

What you will be doing:

  • Assist Senior Associate and Manager on plan development and recommendation development by Issuing requests to marketplace and organizing proposals
  • Help provide data and background for the development of Point of Views of relevant partners and opportunities
  • Meet with industry representatives to gain insight to all phases and points of contact of media partners
  • Work with the Senior Associate and Manager on implementation and optimization of campaigns, including by keeping up to date on all communications with planning team including buy authorizations, tracking reports, buy changes, creative specifications, etc
  • Assist Senior Associates and Managers to enter final buys into proprietary system and issue insertion orders while working with planning teams and ad ops to traffic campaigns
  • Ongoing management and stewardship of campaigns
  • Work with the Analytics and Research team on reporting and analysis to benchmark and value reporting
  • Pre-campaign checks and balances to ensure all media is measured accurately
  • Coordination and input on standard buy campaign reporting
  • Ensure accurate and timely vendor invoice approval and reconciliation with Finance teams by reviewing monthly delivery data and align on payable totals with media partners
  • Assist with client financials such as budget reconciliation and budget management

 What you will need:
By now you're either a recent grad (preferably with a concentration in Advertising, Marketing, Business Admin or Communications) or have relevant life experience with a transferable skillset.

  • High level of comfort and proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of Prisma or other buy entry tools a plus.
  • Exceptional organization skills, multi-tasking capabilities and detail oriented
  • Showcase a natural gift for grasping concepts quickly and making good judgments
  • Ability to work on own initiative; pre-emptive and proactive; constantly thinking ahead; demonstrating a hands-on and highly organized approach to all tasks
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity - flexible & adaptable with a willingness to learn and 'muck in' where ever needed
  • Collaborative and astute - able to build trust and respect within our network

 We are an equal opportunity employer

GroupM embraces and celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.


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Location

Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.

Willie

Human Resources Business Partner

What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!

Theresa

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

Seow Leng

Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.

Mark

Managing Director

What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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