Assistant Media Planner

ASSISTANT MEDIA PLANNER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 gyro is the global ideas shop launched in May 2011. We are 600 creative minds strong, united by a single mission: to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

We bring together a myriad of talents, including visionaries, artists, strategists and experts across a range of disciplines, to fulfil this mission for our clients. We are bound by our core beliefs in open thinking, the desire to embrace change and the belief that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We call this unconventional culture UNO. It celebrates inspiration, collaboration and mutual respect and it is what defines us.

As a vital part of gyro, you’ll be comfortable building the kind of closeness with others that means you know the punch lines to each other’s jokes, what everyone’s favourite pizza is and quite possibly share the stories that you shouldn’t. You will smile, even when it’s tough because you know you are not alone. We talk to each other, we work together and we share all the challenges and triumphs a creative life brings.

This is UNO.

 

If you choose to join us, this is what you will do while you are here:

The Assistant Media Planner will facilitate and execute the media buys and assists in developing marketing solutions on behalf of the clients the gyro SF media team represents. This position reports directly to the Media Supervisor but will be supervised by planning leads on the account.

This position is responsible for facilitating the execution of media planning and buying efforts within assigned campaigns. The AMP effectively interacts with internal and external teams as directed across several advertising disciplines including media, account, creative, billing, and traffic.

  • Aid in both the creation and execution of client media objectives and strategies (online and offline media)
  • Responsible for assisting and facilitating media planning, buying, and optimization of assigned campaigns supporting lead generation and awareness initiatives
  • Partner with the digital operations, analytics and integrated planning teams to create an appropriate measurement strategy for each campaign
    • Utilize online tracking tools including DoubleClick/ DCM, Integral Ad Science (IAS), proprietary agency lead management system, and billing system
    • Manage data entry, creative trafficking and overall quality and timeliness of client deliverables
  • Responsible for executing day-to-day billing and invoicing processes; work with vendors and invoicing team
  • As directed develop and present POVs and media analyses to internal and client teams


We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in advertising, marketing, media, digital media, or similar
  • Advertising internship and/or past agency work with a digital media team a plus
  • A self-starter with ability to quickly learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Eagerness to take ownership of assigned tasks and work with a broader agency team
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in with Macs and using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork abilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 gyro is the global ideas shop launched in May 2011. We are 600 creative minds strong, united by a single mission: to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

We bring together a myriad of talents, including visionaries, artists, strategists and experts across a range of disciplines, to fulfil this mission for our clients. We are bound by our core beliefs in open thinking, the desire to embrace change and the belief that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We call this unconventional culture UNO. It celebrates inspiration, collaboration and mutual respect and it is what defines us.

As a vital part of gyro, you’ll be comfortable building the kind of closeness with others that means you know the punch lines to each other’s jokes, what everyone’s favourite pizza is and quite possibly share the stories that you shouldn’t. You will smile, even when it’s tough because you know you are not alone. We talk to each other, we work together and we share all the challenges and triumphs a creative life brings.

This is UNO.

 

If you choose to join us, this is what you will do while you are here:

Reporting to the Director, Agency Operations, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing job schedules, balancing resources, maximizing staff utilization and ensuring all projects are seen through to completion on time and on budget. This is an integrated role with a mix of traditional(print and video) and digital projects.

  • Confer with key team members to develop a project plan, milestones and required tasks for each project
  • Work with Creative Directors, Strategy and Account Management to generate the schedule for overall project completion and make updates as needed, notifying all appropriate parties
  • Regularly communicate status of projects by means of weekly meetings, status reports, and updates throughout the life of the project
  • Help to maintain overall quality by assisting Account Management with proofing materials prior to routing, and with QA of all content
  • Obtain necessary approvals from required departments by initiating and planning and managing internal review meetings
  • Ensure adherence to established and approved processes
  • Influence and evangelize process improvement initiatives across disciplines
  • Must be able to diplomatically enforce deadlines
  • Willingness to do what it takes to see jobs through to completion and meet tight deadlines
  • Manage the production phase of deliverables, including print, interactive and video materials. This includes vendor management, cost management and quality assurance of the final deliverable.

 

 

We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Familiar with agency processes, including strategy, design and production
  • Experience managing production of online content (ex: websites, apps, banners)
  • Skilled in using project management applications (ex: Microsoft Project or other scheduling tools, Basecamp)
  • Must have proven experience with vendor management
  • Must be able to provide clear, thorough written direction to staff and deliver concise, accurate and actionable next steps after meetings and discussions
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills and be a team player
  • Previous project management experience with advertising/marketing preferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Content Project Manager

CONTENT PROJECT MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 gyro is the global ideas shop launched in May 2011. We are 600 creative minds strong, united by a single mission: to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

We bring together a myriad of talents, including visionaries, artists, strategists and experts across a range of disciplines, to fulfil this mission for our clients. We are bound by our core beliefs in open thinking, the desire to embrace change and the belief that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We call this unconventional culture UNO. It celebrates inspiration, collaboration and mutual respect and it is what defines us.

As a vital part of gyro, you’ll be comfortable building the kind of closeness with others that means you know the punch lines to each other’s jokes, what everyone’s favourite pizza is and quite possibly share the stories that you shouldn’t. You will smile, even when it’s tough because you know you are not alone. We talk to each other, we work together and we share all the challenges and triumphs a creative life brings.

This is UNO.

 

If you choose to join us, this is what you will do while you are here:

The Content Project manager is an integral part of gyro’s Content & Community team. This role helps keep the creative content process moving along fluidly, by bringing strategic thinking and rigor to a team that is always on the move.

  • Collaborate to manage multiple projects at a time, stick to a budget and shepherd work through the creative process on sometimes-tight schedules.
  • Managing content reviews and revision cycles by ensuring client feedback is met accurately.
  • Filtering content requests and requirements from internal and client teams and then developing schedules/plans to fulfill those requests.
  • Develop and manage external vendors database, as well as manage relationships with external vendors.
  • Assist video production team in securing production needs for shoots, including shooting space or equipment.
  • Track and monitor all out-of-pocket expenses for the team.
  • Work with Director of Content & Community to develop project budgets.
  • Help manage assets for creative through asset collection, tagging, and filing.
  • Help refine and improve processes for ongoing content development for our clients.
  • Schedule meetings for internal creative reviews and consolidate all feedback.

 

 

We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • Looking for a top-notch communicator who can clearly set expectations for projects and get deliverables met
  • Proven experience as a project manager (3-5 years); bonus if you have done this work in a production studio or agency
  • This role needs to bring strategic thinking to the process, and help us continually improve how we get work done
  • Must be proficient in Basecamp, Google Drive, and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Media Planner

MEDIA PLANNER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

gyro is the global ideas shop launched in May 2011. We are 600 creative minds strong, united by a single mission: to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

We bring together a myriad of talents, including visionaries, artists, strategists and experts across a range of disciplines, to fulfil this mission for our clients. We are bound by our core beliefs in open thinking, the desire to embrace change and the belief that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We call this unconventional culture UNO. It celebrates inspiration, collaboration and mutual respect and it is what defines us.

As a vital part of gyro, you’ll be comfortable building the kind of closeness with others that means you know the punch lines to each other’s jokes, what everyone’s favourite pizza is and quite possibly share the stories that you shouldn’t. You will smile, even when it’s tough because you know you are not alone. We talk to each other, we work together and we share all the challenges and triumphs a creative life brings.

This is UNO.

 

If you choose to join us, this is what you will do while you are here:

gyro, Ad Agency’s B2B agency of the year, is currently looking for a talented Media Planner to join their growing Chicago team. Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in advertising/marketing or other related field, with 2-3 years experience in a marketing organization with a media focus.

  • Plan across a wide array of media including; video and audio broadcast, outdoor and non-traditional media, newspaper and magazine print, various digital and mobile components, and social media
  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams and external vendors to develop and coordinate plan strategy, buying, negotiations, and execution (media agencies, database marketing, public relations, production, traffic, creative)
  • Maintain media invoicing and reconciliations, resolving discrepancies and negotiating make-goods as appropriate
  • Research industry specific needs/asks, as well as, target audience to uncover key insights and media consumption habits
  • Analyze, negotiate and develop multi-media recommendations that deliver on brand objectives
  • Set up and trafficking of digital programs in ad serving/reporting system
  • Monitoring campaign deliveries for appropriate pacing and full delivery
  • On-going media research to keep abreast of ever evolving landscape, technologies and new vendors/offerings
  • Aggregate multiple data sources, analyze and construct monthly performance reports
  • Facilitate competitive analysis on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Develop agency points of view on media opportunities for submission to the client

 

We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • Familiarity with the media planning and buying processes
  • Able to build integrated media plans across multiple channels including traditional broadcast, digital (display, mobile, video), social, OOH, magazine and newspaper
  • Experience with Doubleclick/DART
  • Proficient with IMS, SRDS, MRI, Nielsen and other research tools
  • Microsoft Office skills, with heavy focus on using Excel
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking is a must!
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Work efficiently and effectively within a team environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Media Planner

MEDIA PLANNER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 gyro is the Global Ideas Shop launched in May 2011. We are 600 creative minds strong, united by a single mission: to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

We bring together a myriad of talents, including visionaries, artists, strategists and experts across a range of disciplines, to fulfil this mission for our clients. We are bound by our core beliefs in open thinking, the desire to embrace change and the belief that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We call this unconventional culture UNO. It celebrates inspiration, collaboration and mutual respect and it is what defines us.

As a vital part of gyro, you’ll be comfortable building the kind of closeness with others that means you know the punch lines to each other’s jokes, what everyone’s favourite pizza is and quite possibly share the stories that you shouldn’t. You will smile, even when it’s tough because you know you are not alone. We talk to each other, we work together and we share all the challenges and triumphs a creative life brings.

This is UNO.

 

If you choose to join us, this is what you will do while you are here:

The Media Planner works closely with all personnel representing the media team. This person provides guidance for Assistant Media Planners with execution of day-to-day tasks, supports entire media team with array of planning processes, and creates and expresses original ideas. In support of the senior media staff, the Media Planner assists in preparing media plans and/or comprehensive media proposals. This person should have a strong knowledge of media terminology, effective verbal and written communications skills and the capability to work independently if necessary. This candidate should also possess an exceptional ability to seamlessly multitask.

  • Gather and assemble background information and analyses as needed in development of media plans, documents and presentations, both independently and collaboratively
  • Provide media planning research, including: contacting print and online resources and advertising venues to obtain information; downloading and reviewing online media information; talking or meeting with media representatives; obtaining industry-specific marketing data from trade associations, etc.
  • Assist in media planning, buying and accountability/stewardship functions and development
  • Be knowledgeable of digital and print media planning processes, evaluation, analysis and optimization
  • Establish and maintain goodwill and strong working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Answer telephone calls/e-mails from media reps, gathering any information required
  • Is involved in meetings with media representatives when requested
  •  Keeps abreast of client activities and objectives to provide backup when the primary media contact is unavailable
  • Ensure all media projects proceed according to plan and on deadline, drawing attention of media leadership team to potential problems before they occur
  • Use data and analyses to improve effectiveness and accountability of advertising campaigns
  •  Assist with analysis of external qualitative and quantitative research
  • Input timely, thorough and accurate data into media buying and third party ad serving software

 

We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • 2-4 years of media buying/planning experience
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in both B2B and B2C client categories.
  • Background in social and search a plus
  • Experience in ad server set up and trafficking
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the client¹s business, the consumer buying journey and where to reach core audiences
  • Responsible for handling Lead Generation and Awareness campaigns
  • Responsible for day to day campaign management: Plan recommendations, Campaign set up/tracking, weekly/daily reporting deliverable, billing
  • Strong grounding in analytics and measurement
  • Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and ability to manage budgets
  • Must know Excel