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Media ​Buyer – Traditional Media

Illinois Full Time

Job description

Do you have 2-5+ years of TV, traditional media buying experience? Client will also consider a new grad with paid media experience from an ad agency internship. Client is open to full-time, or ongoing part-time (3 days a week) for more experienced candidates. Are you an expert in traditional consumer media platforms with digital media knowledge (nice to have)? Live in Chicago area?

Ad agency client is a fully-integrated award-winning B2B and B2C firm, specializing in creative, omni-channel brand campaigns. Industry categories include home improvement, senior living, tourism and manufacturing. Agency is results driven. Is dedicated to positioning/developing brands and campaigns that build market momentum and response. Team consists of high-energy, fun-loving, talented people. A collaborative leadership structure that cares about their people.

Media Buyer can drive growth of their own career as an advertising professional in an entrepreneurial, open-minded organization. Be a voice in the company and services the agency provides. Candidates with ideas and feedback have an impact. Agency offers work from home Fridays. Monday-Thursday in office. Excellent benefits.

Full-Time Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 to 5:30 pm

Part-Time Hours: 3 Days a Week: 9 to 5:30 pm

Friday (work from home): 9 to 3 pm

2-5+ years of TV and traditional buying experience in media-buying or advertising agency setting or new grad with internship experience at an ad agency. Will also consider a more-experienced candidate for part-time.
Media buying experience including print, tv, radio, broadcast, OTT, streaming, regional, etc.
Proficient with Excel and media buying software
Contextual understanding of digital channels (SEM, display, paid social)
Strategic negotiator. Seeks best interests of agency clients
Reliable and calm solution-oriented approach
Excellent communication (verbal & written), presentation, & interpersonal skills. Connects with people in a genuine way
College degree or equivalent experience
Experience in tourism, home improvement, senior living, and manufacturing is a huge value add

Job requirements

Utilize math and analytical thinking: Understands/​conversant with media math, syndicated research tools, target audience strategies
Manage RFP (Request For Proposal) and negotiation process with outside vendors/​partners to meet campaign goals and objectives
Manage day-to-day needs of buys: media authorizations, specs, order entry, (Freewheel/​Strata system), verification and campaign documentation
Campaign performance metrics and make optimization recommendations based on insights.

Additional info

To Apply:
Please send your resume, writing samples & answers to the questions from to Falguni Shah at, Lynn Hazan & Associates. Please refer to: Media ​Buyer – Ref #1001 in the header.

Job location

Downtown Chicago, on-site


  • Illinois
  • Category: Media
  • Job type: Full Time