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Executive Director - Media 

Agency Function
12, Media

Level of Experience
2, Executive

Job Title: Executive Director - Media
Department: Media
Reports To: President/CEO

Summary

Oversees management of all media strategy/planning, accountable for the relationship with the client divisions including overall corridor satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time and within budget.

Responsibilities

• Approves strategies for all brands
• Must set quality standards for the department and enforce adherence
• Fosters innovative solutions
• Identifies short term and long term opportunities
• Creates visibility for and department through conferences and presentations, represent on professional associations and boards
• Keeps abreast of current trends and the latest technological advances
• Aggressively pursues new ways to contribute to overall agency and client profitability.
• Accountable for maintaining relationship with the client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time, and on budget
• Participates in new business development

Tasks

• Reviews and approves all project work
• Hires, manages, develops, and promotes team members
• Develops and negotiates staffing plans based on scope of work
• Holds weekly departmental staff meetings
• Collaborates with departments to create
• Attends interdepartmental briefings

Qualifications

• Must be an industry leader with 15+ years media experience
• Extensive knowledge marketing, media planning, buying and research
• Must have strong interpersonal skills to foster optimal relationships
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Team builder
• Strong problem solving skills and detail oriented
• Technical knowledge of all aspects of the direct marketing industry
• Minimum of a Bachelors degree, MBA or equivalent business experience preferred

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