Associate Director, Sports Investment

Hearts & Science

New York

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Job Description

Posted On: February 25, 2019

We are a data-driven marketing agency that is pioneering the future of how brands and people will interact in the post-media world. The Investment Associate Director manages the media spend and negotiations across Hearts & Science’s sports clients. The AD is responsible for leading the negotiation, management and execution of media buys associated with one or more assigned accounts.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading media teams on the media planning/investment process
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with media, technology, analytics and internal teams as well as media and technology publishers
  • Capable of working successfully within a team as well as independently
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships inter-departmentally as well as those outside the team Integrating within the integrated media planning teams to help centrally manage negotiations/rate tracking/planning costs/benchmarking/ budget management of assigned account(s)
  • Meeting with vendors on an ongoing basis and provide updates and/or recommendations
  • Keeping current on cross-channel media innovations, ad models, and technologies
  • Investigating, interpreting, understanding, and providing marketplace condition updates
  • Establishing investment best practices (intelligence/arbitrage), spending trends (video, display, mobile, etc.), benchmarking, and set market
  • Maintaining strong media and technology vendor relationships and act as a resource for industry data and trends

    Required Skills

  • 4-6+ years of experience in integrated media investment and buying
  • Demonstrated success is building and managing high performing media teams
  • Thorough understanding of the media landscape and fast-moving digital and broadcast video trends
  • Strong quantitative and analytical/results-oriented skills
  • Solid negotiation skills and tactics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel with intermediate PowerPoint and Word skills