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Media Director

Media Director

Full-time
From 130000 To 160000
Remote (US only)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Oxford Road is the world’s premier independent audio ad agency. We buy and plan media, and create ads to help grow companies we believe in. If you’re curious, have a love of media, and want to help make ads work in a positive, supportive culture, then this is the position for you. We are a fast-growing team so this position will not be available for long.

Media Director – Audio Agency

As a Media Director at our audio agency, you will work closely with the SVP of Media to oversee advanced media planning and buying activities, lead a team of media buyers, and develop media strategies. Your role will involve managing partner relationships, ensuring the delivery of media campaigns, supporting the agency’s strategic growth, and demonstrating thought leadership in the media industry.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Leadership and Management Skills: Proven ability to lead and inspire a team of media professionals, manage conflicts, and drive overall team performance.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong capacity to develop and implement innovative media strategies tailored to a multi-channel advertising landscape.
  • Client Relationship Management: Excellent skills in managing and growing client relationships, ensuring long-term client satisfaction and business growth.
  • Industry Knowledge: Understanding of media, including trends, and the ability to share insights with senior management or in external-facing formats such as panels.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with SVP of Media: Work alongside the SVP of Media to align media strategies with overall business objectives and ensure cohesive execution.
  • Oversee Advanced Media Planning and Buying: Direct and supervise media planning and buying activities, ensuring alignment with client goals and agency best practices.
  • Operational Efficiency: Manage overall control of workflow, assign responsibilities within the group, and ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.
  • Develop and Implement Innovative Media Strategies: Create and execute media strategies that leverage audio and influencer platforms.
  • Thought Leadership: Provide thought leadership by staying at the forefront of industry trends, sharing insights, and driving innovation within the media landscape.
  • Networking Leadership: Participate in industry and internal conferences, panels, and contribute thought pieces to owned and paid media channels, representing Oxford Road’s innovative approach.
  • Manage High-Level Partner Relationships: Serve as a point of contact for key clients and vendors, ensuring satisfaction and fostering long-term partnerships.
  • Lead and Mentor Media Buyers: Provide leadership and guidance to media buyers and their teams, promoting a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization: Leveraging insights from data to measure campaign effectiveness, optimize strategies, and report on key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Budget Oversight: Manage media budgets, ensuring effective allocation of resources and maximizing return on investment.
  • Industry Trend Monitoring:, leveraging new technologies and methodologies to keep the agency at the forefront of the industry.
  • Business Development: Contribute to business development efforts
  • Data-Driven Media Plans: Develop, review, and present data-driven media plans for clients and prospects based on advertising objectives and in accordance with the planning process.
  • Quality Control: Supervise the building and execution of media plans, ensure quality control, and enforce operational procedures and principles for the media department.
  • Problem-Solving: Help problem-solve and break through barriers to ensure timely completion of bookings and projects, and negotiate rates for yourself and direct reports.
  • Financial Reconciliation: Assist the finance department in reconciling variances and ensuring proper payments.
  • Marketplace Knowledge: Maintain deep marketplace and competitive knowledge to promote opportunities and lead clients effectively.
  • Collaborative Relationships: Communicate market conditions to account groups and other departments, fostering collaborative, harmonious, and productive relationships.
  • Training and Development: In collaboration with the SVP of Media, hire, promote, or release department personnel; ensure effective training to fulfill present and future needs. Participate in personnel development and growth initiatives.
  • KPI Management: Track and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) such as PTG, media unit pricing, media RFP rationale, and strategic opportunity growth.
  • Thought Leadership: Stay updated on trends and developments in the media landscape to then participate in industry and internal conferences and panels and contribute thought pieces to owned and paid media channels, representing Oxford Road’s innovative approach.

 

 

Benefits

  • Unlimited PTO in order for you to take the time you need without worry
  • We are a remote-first company so working from the comfort of your own home is a priority for Oxford Road
  • Exclusive client discounts
  • Networking and team bonding opportunities with fun and surprising remote and in-person events
  • Milestone anniversary gifts with sabbatical opportunities
  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage begins the day you are hired
  • Excellent 401k opportunity with contribution matching

 

Even if only some of this sounds like you, please reach out! We’re a diverse team and know that great teammates can have all kinds of backgrounds.

If you want to talk to us, we absolutely want to talk with you.

Oxford Road is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Are you the right fit for this?