Senior Vice President /Media

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Senior Vice President/Media

We’re searching for a Senior Vice President/Media, based in Los Angeles, who’s a true unicorn to join the team at Digitas. Someone who can win the hearts of clients, motivate peers and junior staff alike.  Someone who will pioneer media solutions on behalf of our clients & our agency; act as a visionary within our capability; and inspire people through his/her collaboration and creativity.  Sound like you? Read on.

This role offers a unique opportunity to a veteran media star to do more then watch industry trends, but instead be an active participant in making them a reality for one of the greatest entertainment brands on the planet.

The SVP will lead the troops in driving integrated media solutions across clients, with direct responsibility for management within the Media group on a key account and for the team overall. In the role of client lead, this person will:

  • Define strategic objectives and strategies to influence consumer behavior and drive business outcomes for our clients
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of integrated media channel planning including direct and programmatic/biddable media
  • Provide strategic thought leadership on how media fits within a connected marketing world and collaborate with account, technology, strategy, creative and data & analytics teams to ensure that media plans are strategically aligned, client needs are met and Digitas’ quality levels are upheld
  • Ensure operational excellence- driving efficiency of workflow and flawless delivery of client materials

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in media planning/buying, be fluent in emerging media platforms and formats (programmatic media, addressable digital, paid social, content, native and commerce), and be fluent in the latest industry topics such as viewability, data privacy / regulation, ad verification, and the ad tech/martech landscape. They will have led teams to creative innovative marketing/media strategies, with a focus on digital.  They should also have experience in media negotiations, specifically across JBP’s.  The role requires a balance of strategic & strong analytical thinking, excellent presentation skills, and experience managing and coaching direct reports in a rapid growth environment.

Finally, as a Digitas thought leader, the candidate must possess a strong inner drive to redesign the digital landscape, to engage and challenge some of the finest minds in the industry, and to support the evolution of the Digitas media practice in a way that seamlessly integrates data, technology, creativity and strategy.

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 15 years of Advertising and Marketing industry experience with 5+ years of staff management and team leadership
  • Expertise in the digital world
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in different types of Media
  • Experience within the Entertainment vertical
  • Proven leadership ability and previous client relationship experience
  • A presence/voice and influence within the larger Media circuit
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MRI, and Nielsen
  • Track record of successful problem-solving skills
  • Superior interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.
Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer. 

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