Genius is searching for a Media Planning Manager to support our ever-evolving pre-sale process.

Genius is the world's biggest encyclopedia of music. Powered by its community, in-house creative team, and the artists themselves, Genius serves music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on Genius.com and everywhere music fans connect across the internet.

Founded in 2009, Genius began as a platform for annotating rap lyrics. Over the years, it has expanded its mission to include more than hip-hop, and more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, and the biggest names in music—including Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande—come to Genius to give the world insight into their art.

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Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the build-out of a media planning department to support the RFP process
  • Manage, train and develop a team of 1-2 media planning strategists with a strong focus on motivating and retaining talent
  • Create, adapt and implement internal processes and best practices across all teams to ensure clear communication
  • Update and maintain the Genius Rate card and Agency Rate cards
  • Build strategic media plans and complete accompanying spec sheets in both Genius and client templates
  • Construct comprehensive internal budget sheets for all RFP inquiries
  • Pull inventory using our GAM to accurately forecast availability
  • Work with internal and agency data and analytics teams for insights to ensure all media campaigns and initiatives position Genius effectively based on historical performance and data 
  • Review all IO details to ensure consistency from initial media plan submission and execution feasibility
  • Collaborate with post-sales teams on campaign implementation and IO revisions
  • Develop and build collaborative relationships with Sales Management, Sales Marketing, Branded Content, Finance, Legal, Experiential and Technology to ensure the highest level of on-going support
  • Serve as the main point of escalation for any Media Planning functions or issues

Requirements:

  • 1+ year of Management experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in Media Planning at either a Publisher or Agency
  • Strong Knowledge of Mediaocean Prisma for Sellers
  • Advertising Operations experience with Third-Party Ad Serving platforms/Rich Media providers (OAS, DFP/DFA/DART, Atlas, PointRoll, Eyeblaster, Eyewonder, Sizmek, IAS, Double-Verify, MOAT)
  • Comfortable juggling multiple tasks; ability to prioritize responsibilities; excellent time management
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines and pressure 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint / Keynote skills
  • Versed in digital and social media programs/extensions
  • Willingness to work out of normal business hours, when necessary

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