• Media Planner

    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview/Job Summary


    Merkley+Partners is an agency without boundaries. We have a long standing history with our clients, employees, and business partners in the industry and value our stellar reputation. We are a unique and fun group of passionate and committed individuals whose talent is world-class.


    The Integrated Media Planner is a mid-level position, mainly responsible for a broad involvement in the media planning process to expand individual knowledge base and media experiences working on our top luxury client Mercedes-Benz.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Confers with Associate Media Director, Clients, and/or Account Services to establish media objectives, and strategies for advertising campaigns.
    • Assists and implements the management of daily tasks in support of the media product. 
    • Presents media plans to Associate Media Director, Account Services, and/or Client for approval and makes adjustments as necessary.
    • Meets and communicates approved plans to Media Buyers for implementation.
    • Evaluates communication goals of potential media plans and makes best recommendation.
    • Studies demographic data and consumer profiles to identify desired target audiences for print, broadcast, or other advertising.
    • Prepares media plan flow charts and manages directives to guide the execution process.
    • Evaluates editorial content, ratings, and audience composition of a wide range of media vehicles to determine which would most effectively reach the  target audience.
    • Confers with media representatives to evaluate best optimum use of budgeted funds to achieve marketing and sales objectives. 
    • Gathers statistics and from these data runs, charts and identifies trends to make the numbers reflect recommendations supported by metrics. 
    • Delegates to and works with those more junior on daily tasks in order to grow the Assistant’s knowledge base and expand individual management skills.

    Required Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

    • BA/BS Degree required.
    • 2-4 years of Media Planning experience required.
    • Strong mathematical abilities required in this position.
    • MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

    Desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

    • DDS, Kantar/Nielsen, MRI, Scarborough, DART experience is preferred.
    • Nielsen Net Ratings, Comscore experience is preferred.
    • Media Tools experience is a plus.
    • Leadership skills: may supervise the work of Assistant Media Planner(s).
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

    Working Conditions

    • Professional office work environment
    • Sit at desk/computer for long periods of time
    • Must be able to work overtime, as required
    • Must be able to lift weights up to 15 pounds.

    Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the right of the company to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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