JOB OPENING: OMD – Assistant Strategist

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Below is information on a recent job opening.

Assistant Strategist

OMD ( http://www.omd.com ) is one of the largest and most innovative media communications specialists in the world, with more than 140 offices in 80 countries. Named Most Creative Agency in the World by The Gunn Report for Media for four consecutive years, OMD also had the distinction of being named 2008 Global Media Agency of the Year by Adweek. The agency network is a unit of Omnicom Media Group Inc.

Reports to: Strategist

The following are the responsibilities and duties of the Assistant Strategist. This is not an all-inclusive list and will vary by account assignment.

Role

The Assistant Strategist’s main role is to work closely with Strategists in developing and maintaining media plans while absorbing as much media knowledge as possible.

Maintenance:
Gather data to support the media recommendation
Utilize Brainbox and other research systems
Prepare purchase authorizations, coordinating input from the Investment group, the client media team, account team, and media sales teams
Assist in the execution of the media plan
Participate in brainstorming sessions
Update client media activity flowcharts
Assist with tracking media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance
Collect data and assist in writing competitive reports
Media Skills:
Attend the OMD Media Foundations Training program to learn:
– Media concepts and terminology
– Media fundamentals (media math, plan development, etc.)
– Application of Checkmate
– Media building blocks (television, radio, internet, etc.)
– Presentation skills
– Writing skills
– Business etiquette and ethics
Develop media knowledge base in preparation for media responsibilities
Attend internal and external meetings and presentations
Keep abreast of industry trends through advertising and media trade journals
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Competencies
Knowledge/Expertise
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Interest in the principles of advertising, marketing and media
Interest in the client’s industry and environment within which he operates
Skills/Abilities
Analytical thinking
– Competency in mathematical concepts
Teamwork
– Ability to work as part of a team
Technical Skills
– Exhibit fluency with MicroSoft Office
– Ability to learn Brainbox tools and software
– Comfort with agency accounting systems
Problem Solving
– Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, and sometimes involved, written or oral instructions
– Ability to formulate solutions to media problems
Verbal/Written Communication Skills
– Ability to write clearly and concisely
– Ability to communicate and interact professionally

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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