Wanted: Ad Agency Media Buyer Near Utica

August 19, 2012 by

UTICA -- The MPW advertising agency in Clinton, just outside of Utica, is looking for a media buyer.  They sent along the following job description, complete with details on how to apply:

Location : 12 1/2 East Park Row Clinton, NY 13323
Base Pay : $35,000 - $45,000 /Year
Employee Type : Full-Time
Industry : Advertising
Education : 4 Year Degree
Experience : At least 3 year(s)
Post Date : 8/13/2012

MPW Marketing is a flourishing ad agency based in picturesque Clinton, NY, looking for the right person to join our team in the Media department. This candidate will have the right mix of experience, smarts, and above all else, strong work ethic. This is not an assistant position! You'll be buying, negotiating, placing and managing media buys. You're dealing directly with clients and sales representatives.

So you think you can buy media. Does this sum you up?

- No way you're paying that much! You're a bargain hunter
- How hard can it be? You like to look under the hood and solve problems
- You take pride of ownership in everything you do.
- You have a competitive streak.
- You're no dummy - some might call you a math whiz
- You know what's up - you have good instincts and can read people
- Heck, you're unafraid of confrontation
- Maybe you win at poker more than you lose!


- Analysis of media and market trends
- Negotiation and placement media schedules within assigned budget while maximizing media dollars-
- Able to effectively target consumers within the assigned budget
- Able to meet deadlines
- Tracking, and ensuring delivery of, media placement, goals and added value
- Managing assigned media budget
- Effectively communicate to Media Planner, in a timely manner, budget status and market conditions

Who are we?

MPW is in its seventh year, and we offer advertising, design, creative, media, website development & custom programming to Fortune 500 companies as well as small- to mid-sized local and regional firms. We believe in creating a rewarding working environment. We're a team of 13, and we've grown 25% or more every year for 6 years. It's a great place to work. visit

Salary & Benefits

Full Time Salary - $35,000 - $45,000
Position includes health insurance, performance-related bonus, retirement and paid vacation.

Job Requirements

- 3+ years experience or college degree in a related field
- Strong analytic skills and attention to detail.
- Communication skills. You'll be dealing directly with clients.
- Knowledge of media terminology
- Experience in negation or sales of media
- You never miss deadlines
- You know your way around Microsoft Office - especially Excel

Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter will probably get you hired. Write a good one. Heck - surprise us!

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