Assistant Media Planner

Full Time

Simply Black Limited

Simply Black Limited is an African media expert agency. The business focuses on innovative media buying and strategy for clients. The company has a deep understanding of media strategy combined with in-market experience and on-the-ground teams, with offices in more than 18 African countries, including Malawi.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Media Planner assists in the day to day managing of media activity on assigned accounts. They support the planning, buying, campaign implementation and maintenance for traditional and digital media programs.


  • Provide analysis, information on sites and technologies to support client media recommendations
  • Contact sales reps for media kits, rates and other information needed during the strategy development
  • Manage vendor contact database
  • Issue RFP’s (Requests for proposals) under direction of Account Manager/Media Buyer/Planner
  • Minute taking in client agency status meetings
  • Media planning
  • Analyze alternatives, supporting the Buying/Planning in negotiations
  • Assist in the execution and maintenance of client media campaigns by preparing insertion orders, media authorizations and updating media flowcharts
  • Verify that campaign was delivered as scheduled
  • Inform team of deadlines and changes in timing
  • Communicate creative unit information to creative partners and client
  • Prepare campaign compliance and reports
  • Assist  in the filing of resources/research materials
  • Prepare competitive spending/search reports
  • Coordinate meetings with Media Owners
  • Assist with cash flow reporting
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, participate in training programs
  • Review the work of the Media Coordinators for accuracy and timeliness

Skills and Qualifications:

  • You have a college degree. Economics/Math/Sciences emphasis is desirable
  • You have 6 months to a year of experience in an office environment with advertising media department or online marketing firm strongly preferred
  • You have some basic knowledge of the different types of media (print, OOH, digital, broadcast)
  • You have excellent quantitative (analytical and math) skills
  • You can show skill, confidence, and professionalism in working with clients, vendors, team members and all levels of Simply Black
  • You can display excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • You can demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • You are fully computer and Web literate; you are an ace in working with spreadsheets and databases for data analysis. Excel proficiency is critical to success in this position
  • You have the ability to think creatively; multi-task and meet deadlines
  • You show initiative and can work well independently, you are proactive in seeking additional tasks when workload allows
  • You can represent Simply Black professionally at industry events. You have a good social skills

Please send your CVs to: [email protected]

Deadline: 31st January 2021

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