Senior Associate, Video Investment

  • 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Spark Foundry: 

Spark Foundry is a global media agency that exists to bring HEAT – Higher Engagement, Affinity, and Transactions – to brands. By combining flawless media fundamentals with aggressive innovation, Spark inspires consumers to pay more attention, to care more about our clients’ brands, and to buy more products and services from them.

Balancing the nimble spirit of a startup with the powerhouse soul of Publicis Media, Spark Foundry delivers the best of both worlds to a client roster that spans some of the world’s best and most beloved brands and companies. We combine boutique-caliber insights and service with the buying clout and first-look access of a global leader, bringing the heat to challenger brands that want to act like giants, and to giant brands that want to act like challengers.

With a bottom-up culture that celebrates diversity and aims for all voices to be heard, Spark has become a magnet for the industry’s best talent, with one of the best retention rates in the industry. And by applying a whole-person approach to professional and personal development, Spark develops a workforce that is well prepared for today’s challenges, and also poised to create meaningful careers in the years to come. 

Because we know that heat arises the intersection of complementary forces, our professionals come from myriad disciplines and backgrounds: data, analytics, and insights, content and creative production, communications and strategy, finance and marketing, and sociology, psychology, and other liberal arts disciplines.

Job Description

Overview: 

The Senior Associate, Investment is responsible for executing strategies developed by Managers and Associate Directors including negotiating scatter needs, analyzing the need for AD weight, and implementing allocation and billing tools to facilitate smooth transition from buy to air for both national TV and online video. Providing training and guidance of the Associates in all aspects of their responsibilities is critical. 

Role Objectives:

  • Areas of focus will span traditional television, online video, addressable, and out of home video
  • Negotiate scatter purchases for linear and online video
  • Develop online video media plan recommendations
  • Oversee brand allocations and corporate ownership
  • Check that schedules are inputted correctly
  • Review/assist in post buy analysis
  • Analyze ADU packages
  • Oversee billing discrepancies
  • Mange online video campaign from recommendation to launch to post buy

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 1+ years of traditional media buying expertise, national broadcast preferred
  • Experience in media buying tools like Prisma & MediaBank, preferred
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work successfully with teams, handle multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and able to produce accurate work
  • Demonstrates leadership skills

 

Additional Information

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