Assistant Media Strategist

San Francisco
The job:
Swirl is seeking an Assistant Media Strategist to join our fast- paced and growing team. This entry-level position will assist with media planning, buying, and implementation of campaigns across a wide variety of media vehicles with an emphasis on digital.  The ideal candidate will have some experience (work, internship, college classes) in the fundamentals of media. He/She will need to have strong math skills, amazing attention to detail, and an analytical mind. In addition, we are looking for someone with a passion for advertising and an unquenchable curiosity about marketing. In this position you will support an experienced and cutting edge team while engaging with premier technology clients. This is a wonderful opportunity to do great work in a collaborative and creative environment. When hiring, we look for small egos, big brains, warm personalities, professional excellence, and a proactive and solution-oriented disposition. 
·       Understand the target audiences through running syndicated research (using telmar, MRI, @plan, etc.) 
·       Surface cultural and technology trends that impact how our target audience consumes media
·       Collect competitive research and prepare reports
·       Gather/compile data to support the media recommendation 
·       Prepare media buy authorizations 
·       Assist in the execution of media plans
·       Traffic and manage online media campaigns (Doubleclick)
·       Monitor media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance 
·       Participate in the weekly status calls with client and manage media feedback
·       Update client media activity flowcharts 
·       Participate in brainstorm sessions 
We’re looking for people with:

- College graduate with a strong interest in a media planning career
- Relevant experience (employment or internship) in media or advertising preferred, but not required
- Solid written and verbal communication skills 
- Excellent command of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)
- Excellent quantitative (analytical and math) skills desired 
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated 
- Able to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
- Self-starter who is capable of working both autonomously and collaboratively
- Passionate about emerging technologies and the evolving new media landscape
Who are we?
Swirl! Founded in 1997, at the epicenter of the digital revolution, Swirl is independently owned and independent in spirit. With headquarters in San Francisco’s majestic Presidio National Park, it’s a full-spectrum ideas agency: advertising, marketing, communications, retail experiences, and brand actions – with an added dimension of a 1,400 acre back yard. We believe: in people first, in collaboration, and in a healthy and passionate culture. We also believe that brand success in the 21st century will be rooted in brand actions and our clients range from national and international brands such as Microsoft Stores, DocuSign, CA Technologies, Juniper Networks, Box, Cool Effect, and Peet's Coffee, to regional favorites, like Walt Disney Family Museum, The Marine Mammal Center, The San Francisco YMCA, and PG&E.

What you can expect from us
- A culture of excellence
- Passionate colleagues
- Fair compensation
- Exciting collaborative environment
- A forum to have your ideas heard and built upon
- Access to executive leadership
- Autonomy and the room to make decisions
- The runway to maximize your ability
- A great culture for the fun and curious
- Training to continue to improve and grow