Account Planner - Media

Spectrum Reach is the advertising sales division of Charter Communications, Inc. The company offers custom solutions for the modern media landscape utilizing national cable networks, internet advertising and promotional events supported by marketing, research and award-winning creative services. Spectrum Reach applies insightful research to understand consumer behavior and build targeted, multi-screen media plans personalized for each customer.

With offices in 41 states and 147 markets, Spectrum Reach covers over 27 million households throughout the country. From traditional commercial advertising to exciting new possibilities in interactive media and multi-screen solutions, Spectrum Reach’s consultative team brings advertisers effective, efficient ways to turn our audiences into their customers.

JOB SUMMARY
The Account Planner is a strategic partner to Account Executives. This position plays a key role in translating customer advertising objectives into data driven and effective ad schedules. This key team member is integral in helping the sales team to maximize multiscreen solutions, which has a direct impact on our ability to deliver and exceed on client’s marketing and advertising expectations. This individual will have a passion for marketing and advertising sales and will be closely aligned with other sales team members and cross functional groups. This position requires strong communication skills and strong attention to detail, in a faced paced sales environment.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Proactively pulls information from Client Needs Analysis and works with Account Executives to understand client marketing objectives.
  • Create effective data driven multi-screen advertising schedules for all clients.
  • Partner with cross-functional departments such as Digital Sales Support, Marketing and Research to pull information for multi-screen solutions integrated into overall client presentation.
  • Work closely with the Inventory team to maximize inventory usage to ensure proposal delivery and that all inventory is used effectively and priced appropriately.
  • Be able to sell through the rationale of each campaign recommendation for the Account Executive to deliver to the client and be grounded in research and data to achieve client objectives.
  • Regularly meet and gather feedback on the client schedules that were built to understand necessary changes to improve future schedules.
  • Compare purchased schedule with the original avail to ensure delivery against client needs.
  • Utilize tools to ensure all necessary accounts meet posting requirements.
  • Partner with Account Executives to review and evaluate campaign effectiveness and provide monthly recaps on key and target accounts.
  • Work collaboratively with the Finance Business Operations team on billing discrepancies and coordinating co-op requirements.
  • Provides AEs with requested reports and assists AEs in analyzing reports for all linear and digital orders, as requested.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge of cable television, digital products, and advanced advertising products is a plus.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communications with overarching skill to translate data, information, and research into powerful points of view—ability to craft and tell a compelling story.
  • Previous experience supporting a team of Sales, advertising, or marketing professionals is helpful but not required. Previous experience in an Ad Agency, Media, and/or Ad Sales team is highly preferred.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of research databases, tools and applications, including (but not limited to) Nielsen, Scarborough, MRI, Kantar, BIA/Kelsey, eMarketer, and comScore are helpful.
  • Familiarity with and experience in digital marketing; understanding of online campaign development, metrics, and optimization strategies.
  • Ability to decipher between client needs, for example, ‘branding’ campaigns VS ‘call to action’ and the difference between those schedules
  • Familiar with writing rationales and/or agency POVs (“point of views”)
  • Clear knowledge of media terms as well as media formulas & calculations. Experience estimating ratings is helpful.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or a related field is preferred.
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