A Media Director for The Many is responsible for nurturing our existing clients, re-shaping the media product around our Connections Strategy group, leading strategic thinking across all projects, driving aggressive growth via new business acquisitions, and supporting that growth by building a highly functional team. 

What this role is responsible for:

  • Exceptional media skills overall — strategic thinking, innovative ideas/techniques, stellar negotiation skills, insightful analysis
  • Design and champion innovative, sophisticated media strategies and campaigns that deliver against the client’s goals and drive unique value for our clients
  • Consult with individual client media teams as needed to ensure best practices are being used and to brainstorm new approaches to achieving client goals
  • Develop and maintain agency media and measurement frameworks which steer and monitor progress and work quality across clients
  • Create an inspiring culture within the media team which promotes career growth and job satisfaction
  • Develop strong relationships with senior clients
  • Act as an agency resource on the latest news and technologies that affect our industry and clients
  • Develop and articulate the agency’s media proposition for new clients
  • Take a leading role in new business activity as required, crafting storylines that help us maintain our stellar win ratio
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships (especially digital)  across US marketplaces to cultivate integrated marketing platforms and find solutions to client challenges
  • Effectively manage cross-functional initiatives and relationships in close partnership with other department leads and champion cross-team sharing
  • Responsible for the recruitment of and retaining top talent, growing the team to deliver on client and agency goals
  • Lead department functions such as investigating and recommending new media technology and tools, proposing ways to streamline processes and produces, as well as designing staff structure
  • Provide strategic thought leadership to drive client goals 
  • Effectively lead multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously; troubleshoot and mitigate risks, as well as ensure effective communication around the plans
  • Work with the team to build award worthy campaigns and then enter (and win!) those awards

What we need from you:

  • Minimum 8 or more years of media experience in a supervisory role with extensive planning and digital knowledge
  • You maintain and develop strong professional relationships internally (cross departments) and externally (clients, media vendors)
  • Superior client service experience with proven ability to provide strategic media plans
  • Team oriented – approachable and viewed as a coach and mentor to others
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills – effectively presents formal POV internally and externally
  • Critical assessor of talent – builds and motivates high performing teams
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills – navigates effectively through challenges, builds required consensus to drive business needs and results 
  • A network with strong relationships in the media vendor community
  • Demonstrated client management and consultative selling skills, as well as the ability to interact with all levels of management, including executive levels, to advocate and influence in support of a vision and direction
  • An entrepreneurial spirit – desire to “change the game”, a self-starter, and think outside the box
  • Ability to think on one’s feet and manage dynamic situations and environments
  • Willing to jump in and get hands dirty, no matter the project 
  • Knowledgeable about the ever changing media landscape, trends, and challenges, including both online and offline concerns 
  • High proficiency with Google Sheets and Excel, including the use of formulas, filters, and pivot tables

Other things we’d like to see:

  • Familiarity with other Google Apps: Docs, Slides, etc. 
  • Open to working hybrid with three days in office (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Our salary range for this opportunity is $140,000 to $150,000 annually. There are several factors taken into consideration in determining base salary, including but not limited to: job-related qualifications, skills, education and experience, as well as job location and the value of other elements of an employee’s total compensation package (i.e. benefits, retirement plan employer match, etc.).

The Many is more than an agency. The Many is also a movement to push the world forward and we believe that diversity is an integral part of that mission. Every identity, from your heritage to those you hold dear, your beliefs, abilities, status, ethnicity, as well as your gender (and please share your pronouns), these are the threads that strengthen our collective fabric. We want you to feel seen and supported from the get-go. If there's any way we can assist or accommodate you during the interview process, we're just a message away.