Assistant Media Manager, Media Strategy and Agency Relations

Ad Council
Full time
United States
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Assistant Media Manager, Media Strategy and Agency Relations

  • Media

  • United States


The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge. We are a national nonprofit that uses the power of communications to tackle the most important social issues facing the country–and we want you to join our team!

The Ad Council is seeking an Assistant Media Manager (AMM), Media Strategy and Agency Relations who is passionate about using their talent for social good work. This person will be responsible for working with the Media Strategy team to provide strategic insight, outreach planning, and relationship management.

The AMM will be responsible for assisting day-to-day management of relationships with pro-bono media agencies across all campaigns. This person will internally collaborate with various departments to ensure media strategy is at the core of our campaign development and outreach process.

This role requires a foundation in the media or advertising industries. Experience in media strategy, planning, or buying strongly preferred. Exposure to best in class media and agency partners. Opportunities to learn and grow both as a team and individual.

This is currently a remote position with a team that is based out of NYC.


  • Key member of media strategy team, working closely with stakeholders including external pro-bono media agency partners, and internal employees from Strategy & Evaluation, Analytics, Campaign Development, Digital, Public Relations and Social Media to create and update customized media outreach plan and tactics.

  • Take a lead role in our Quarterly Planning Process, including meeting preparation, tech and framework, facilitating planning when underway, and reporting out to campaigns.

  • Run and interpret syndicated and secondary media research to create media target profiles and recommendations. Assist Media Strategy team in weighing all research components and be able to craft thoughtful and impactful campaign media strategies.

  • Support directors in managing ongoing interactions and deliverables with media agency partners.

  • Use target insights to strategize partnership opportunities among media and tech companies. Collaborate with Media Outreach and PR to bring content partnerships to fruition, optimize performance and analyze results.

  • Help champion organizational voice of media strategy and media agency relations via contribution to corporate communications (i.e. Adlibbing blog) and events (i.e. internal all-staff meetings and share outs).

  • Maintain knowledge of current media industry issues and trends and help identify media outreach best practices that lead to better results, in order to foster more effective outreach activities.


  • 1- 2 years of experience in the media or advertising industry

  • Experience working at an agency preferred

  • Client or relationship management skills

  • Deep knowledge of the media landscape

  • High level of organization, analytics, and communication skills

  • A strong project manager who thrives on being organized and detail-oriented in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, especially while working in a remote environment

  • A team player who works well with others and builds relationships easily

  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Desired but not required:

    • Experience working with and analyzing data from MRI, Nielsen Media Impact, ComScore, DCM, Double Verify, Google Analytics, Salesforce, Tableau

  • Ability to work East Coast hours (if remote)

About the Ad Council:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a New York-based national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to create change around the most critical social issues facing our country. The Ad Council initiates, produces and activates communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We produce content that ignites new ideas, increases the health, education, and safety of our nation, and literally saves lives.

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

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