Media Buyer & Planner

We’re looking for a Media Buyer & Planner to lead and deliver the exceptional work that clients expect from our agency. Media Buyer/Planner should have a minimum of 5 years of experience leading clients and developing comprehensive marketing strategies and should be able to show a proven track record of running business within an agency or agency-like environment.

Responsibilities and Duties

Note: This is a full-time, on-site role located in our corporate office in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Diligent and ongoing study of media tactics and evolving digital landscape.
  • Create complex omni-channel media plans built around thoughtful strategy.
  • Negotiate with a firm but fair approach, putting client value at the forefront.
  • Establish, maintain, and communicate deadlines for material delivery to all appropriate individuals.
  • Maintain agency media schedules, create back-end reporting, and offer thoughtful insight on campaign results.
  • Manage day to day contact with media vendors.
  • Alert media director/account services of special media offers/placement opportunities, etc.
  • Maintain current program skills related to the performance of daily job functions: Strata, Microsoft, Google, and others as deemed necessary.


  • College degree preferred.
  • MUST have the ability to think strategically and offer valuable insight on media execution as it applies to achievement of client goals.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Hands-on experience managing Demand Side Platform.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff.
  • Other projects as directed by department director.

About You

You’re a talented, energetic individual that can research, plan, and buy all forms of media. Ideal candidate must have digital and emerging media experience, with a minimum of 5 years buying experience. Agency and Strata experience is a plus.

About Us

Flynn Wright opened in 1984. Today, we operate with two locations in Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the heart of everything we do are passionate individuals who bring creative ideas that help our clients stay one step ahead.

Perks & Benefits Snapshot

  • Join an awesome team in the heart of downtown – steps away from art, culture, and of course, delicious coffee and food!
  • Enjoy comprehensive Group Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance plans.
  • Score big with a 401k offering a company match.
  • Fuel up with free coffee, soft drinks, and snacks galore at our office.
  • No need to stress about parking – it’s on the house.
  • Embrace ample Personal Time Off (PTO) & celebrate Paid Holidays.
  • Cash-in on our sweet Employee Referral Program.
  • Unlock the potential for a Year-End Bonus (fingers crossed for company success).
  • Let loose at staff gatherings and parties, from festive holiday bashes to fun golf outings and more!

Sound like you?

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