POSTED: December 3rd, 2018

Job Information: Job Title: Media Strategist

Department: Media 

Reports To: Media Director

Job Description

The function of the Media Strategist is to assist the Media Director in conducting research, developing media strategies, purchasing and negotiating media.  Additionally, the Media Strategist will be involved in stewardship of media campaigns including auditing, invoicing, reporting and posting for multiple clients.


  • Maintains relationship with media representatives
  • Acts as the liaison between media companies and clients
  • Considers the budget of the client regarding media space and chooses the best possible outlet to communicate the message
  • Researches, analyzes and prepares media plans for client proposals
  • Meets with creative and sales teams as needed to coordinate launch of media campaigns
  • Attends client meeting and presentations as needed
  • Implements approved plans, negotiates cost of media to obtain most competitive rates, prepares buys, checks confirmations, monitors schedules and negotiates makegoods
  • Assembles and regularly updates client reports
  • Audits vendor invoices and negotiates credit or billing adjustments when necessary
  • Maintains client and vendor files
  • Updates media job schedule to ensure completion in a timely manner
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Skills

  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills and ability to read, analyze and interpret vendor and industry information
  • Clear writing skills to compile reports and write business correspondence
  • Exceptional communication skills to present information clearly and respond to questions from group, clients, managers and vendors
  • High attention to detail and mathematical skills in order to work with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Familiarity with buying software such as STRATA or SmartPlus/PrintPlus

Education & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business management, advertising or other related subjects
  • 1 year experience in marketing, advertising or related field

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • While performing duties employee is regularly required to sit, type, talk on in person and over the phone.  Employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand and walk lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Hours are Monday-Friday 8a-5p.

To apply, please provide the following documents: (1) letter of application; (2) current resume; (3) full contact information including e-mail for three professional references, and (4) income expectations. Materials should be provided electronically to Jessica Yocum, Media Director at

No phone calls or personal visits, please.

AXIOM is an equal opportunity employer.