JamesDugan: Media Buyer/Planner


Agency seeks experienced Media Director who is energetic, organized and detail-oriented. Must possess a working knowledge of ratings and research information, with strong math, negotiation and placement skills. . Experience in Smartplus software a plus. Must have strong communication and time-management skills.


  • Works directly with Management, Account Executives and clients to develop media plans for multiple clients and markets consisting of television, radio, print, direct mail, outdoor, yellow pages and some digital.
  • Negotiates with media sales reps to obtain the best rates to optimize the client’s annual media budgets.
  • Develops professional relationships with media advertising representatives.
  • Completes placement of buys using Nielsen figures and Smartplus software.
  • Negotiates contracts with newspapers in multiple markets as needed.
  • Updates and maintains budget sheets to record media used, such as newspaper, TV, Cable, Radio, Magazines, and expenses.
  • Researches and maintains record of various media in each market
  • Handles all media billing/auditing and monitors media for placement and time discrepancies and negotiates credit or billing adjustments when necessary.
  • Handles all media traffic and monitors media/production deadlines
  • Handles some public relation duties
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • This position requires a minimum of two years of media planning and buying experience. 
  • Must possess strong math, negotiation and placement skills. 
  • A working knowledge of ratings and research information. 
  • Intermediate level computer experience, including skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and other media software, is required.
  • Knowledge of Smartplus is helpful. 
  • This position also requires excellent communication, organizational, customer service and problem solving skills. 
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and perform well in a team environment. 

This is a full-time position. Minimum 2 years experience required. Salary DOE + benefits. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume to jobs@jamesdugan.com.