Director, Traditional Media Planning/Buying Position
LOCATION : This position can be remote, however, we are based in
Tempe, AZ—an upbeat college town in the Greater Phoenix Metro
WE ARE: A full-service advertising, interactive,
marketing, PR, and social media agency. We have a team of over 40
people and a culture driven by innovation, fun and a wealth of
energetic and experienced talent.
OUR CULTURE: We have a flat organization (i.e. no
managers, no hierarchy, no silos) and a “no-walls” office layout
that facilitates collaboration and open communication across
departments. We also have an office dog, so if you don’t like
dogs, that’s a deal breaker.
You should also be fond of movie days, happy hours, pool parties
and BBQs at the Zions’ home, impromptu gatherings of team members,
and enjoying a brew from one of the two full-size office kegs.
We also offer free snacks and drinks; film screenings at the
office in our surround-sound Café with 18-foot movie screen; a
14-foot-long shuffle board table; a full-size pool table; dart
board; full-size video arcade game with 135 games; and an amazing
office from an architectural, interior design, and functional
perspective that the Business Journal called out as The
Coolest Office Building in Arizona.
The crowning jewel of every year here at Zion & Zion is a truly
epic, weekend-long, agency holiday party at a local upscale resort
that includes: two hotel nights for agency team members and their
significant others, a Friday evening get together, a Saturday spa
day and lunch, a Saturday evening cocktail reception, a Saturday
night multi-course dinner at an upscale restaurant, a Sunday
morning Mimosa and Bloody Mary get together, and a Sunday
late-morning buffet brunch.
OUR BENEFITS: Our benefits include health insurance,
dental, vision, and a 401(k), as well as the most comprehensive
professional development and conference attendance program of any
agency in the state.
OUR CREDENTIALS: Each year we are among the top Ad Agencies in
Arizona, and for several years have been ranked the #1 PR firm. We
also hold positions in the top interactive firms and top web
development firms lists in the Business Journal’s Book of Lists.
Very important to us is our ranking by both The Business Journal
and Career Builder as a Best Place to Work.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB: We’re looking for an exceptional
individual. If it’s you, you’ll be an integral part of our
firm’s media planning and buying team. Here’s our wish list. It’s
ambitious, so we ask that you are as well:
The ideal candidate can work efficiently while balancing their
tasks and be willing to jump in and help their team on any project
that comes their way. Our media team currently consists of nine
other media planners/buyers.
4+ years of experience buying traditional media, with a special
focus on TV, radio and out of home.
You know the importance of meeting with sellers so that you know
and are aware of the options available in a selection set and how
to apply that information to put together the best quality buy for
You should have at least some experience with digital media
buying, inclusive of adserving, trafficking, and reporting.
You know how digital fits into the bigger picture of a media
You know how to negotiate firmly, but fairly, and you work to
get the most value out of a media buy for your clients.
You understand the importance of post-buy analysis for
optimizing future campaigns and making sure that you steward your
client’s money as if it were your own.
Experience with Strata is preferred.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data sources, and how
this research will impact buying decisions.
Experience in Excel – specifically with pivot tables – able to
sort and organize data.
Exceptional oral and written communications skills and ability
to present to clients are a must.
Yep, we want it all. We hope you do too. Are you the guy or
gal for the job?
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