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Cox Media Group

Title: Media Planner/Buyer - Ideabar
Location: Multiple Locations

Employer Description

Job Code: 191695

*Please Note - This position can be located in Atlanta or West Palm Beach, FL)

Ideabar is a marketing + media agency by Cox that tells powerful brand stories. Our marketing rockstars + media vanguards are data-driven, wildly creative professionals who are fluent in all media. We offer research, branding, creative, digital and media buying services. Our mantras are: more talent, less ego; be kind and direct; default to yes; keep the ball moving; and live + work + play. We are growing because we help our clients grow. Our award-winning creative shop is based in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida and we have locations in Atlanta, Orlando and Miami.

If you are someone who loves to plan and develop media programs that support client’s objectives, have experience, relevant work history with major brands and enjoy negotiating and purchasing media you might be our new Media Planner/Buyer (can be located in Atlanta or West Palm Beach, FL).

The winning candidate will be a key team member of a growing agency backed by one of the World’s largest privately held media companies. Meet your new colleagues and view their work at ideabar.

45% Media Planning – 

  • Plans and develops advertising media programs within assigned group of markets.

  • Estimates, updates and adjust all broadcast ratings.

  • Evaluates editorial content, ratings, and audience composition of a wide range of media vehicles to determine which would most effectively reach target audience.

  • Gathers statistics and prepares media plan charts and directives to guide buying process.

  • Studies demographic data and consumer profiles to identify desired target audiences for print, broadcast, or online advertising.

  • Calculates reach and frequency of potential media vehicles.

  • Confers with Directors, Clients, and/or Account Services to establish media goals, objectives, and strategies for advertising campaigns.

  • Presents media plans to Directors, account services, and/or client for approval and makes plan adjustments as necessary.

  • Works with agency personnel on media questions as needed.

40% Media Buying + Reporting – 

  • Negotiates and purchases TV, radio, newspapers, outdoor and magazine media space.

  • Confers with media representatives to evaluate best placement and ensure optimum use of budgeted funds. 

  • Maintains all media buys and is responsible for the post-buy results.

  • Keeps all media files relating to specific clients.

  • Collaborates with clients and agency team members to resolve media billing issues.

15% Ideation + Presentations – 

  • Participate in external, client-facing meetings. 

  • Ability to verbally communicate media recommendations.

  • Responsible for driving new media ideas that are insight based and client and solutions specific. 

  • Participate in brainstorming and strategy meetings.



  • Bachelors degree required. 


  • 3+ years of Media or Media Planning / Buying experience required.

  • Work experience in spot TV, spot radio, newspaper, spot cable, local magazines and outdoor is preferred.

  • Experience in developing and implementing digital marketing plans and integrated advertising campaigns across multiple media channels a plus. 


  • Ability to read, comprehend and write simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Able to calmly manage through ambiguity and change in a fast-paced, competitive environment.


  • Strong mathematical abilities required in this position. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and sometimes involved written or oral instructions. 


  • Personal Computer proficiency; MS Office preferred including MS Outlook. This position will also regularly use media buying and media research specific software.


  • Excellent project management and organization skills, including proven experience in developing and executing media plans. Ability to set deadlines and work efficiently with internal and external clients.


  • Must be a proactive self-starter and team player with the ability to navigate their way through a complex organization.

  • Must be team-oriented, collaborative and have the ability to drive an agenda forward while also balancing needs of multiple conflicting stakeholders.

  • Ability to effectively manage complex relationships with a variety of internal/external counterparts with a positive attitude.

  • Exhibits core behaviors e.g., interpersonal relationship skills, communication, creativity, analytical/strategic thinking, problem-solving, strong work ethic, positive attitude, takes initiative, & full-scale organization (over-arching to tactical).

*PLEASE NOTE: This position can be in Atlanta or West Palm Beach, FL.


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Industry: Advertising - Media
Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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