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The Voter Formation Project: Senior Media Buyer (Limited Term)

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Marketing & Communications, Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The Voter Formation Project: Senior Media Buyer (Limited Term)




$74,000 / Yearly


The Voter Formation Project



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Starting salary for the Senior Media Buyer is $74,000 per year. The Voter Formation Project does not negotiate starting salaries. All Voter Formation Project employees are formally reviewed twice annually, in December and July, for performance and compensation adjustments. New employees who are onboarded more than four months in advance of the next compensation review will receive an off-cycle compensation review to ensure equitable alignment within their compensation band. The Voter Formation Project offers a generous benefits package, which includes: *Unlimited paid vacation (all benefits-eligible employees are required to take three weeks of vacation per year). *Parental leave and various other paid leave types. *Fully paid medical and dental insurance. Vision premiums are 75% covered. *Co-working or home office reimbursement. While the Voter Formation Project is an organization that works in political cycles, we wholeheartedly reject campaign culture and are focused on developing new, healthy norms for campaign work—even in-cycle. Voter Formation Project operates on a four-day work week. In general, we work from Monday to Thursday and are closed on Fridays (holiday schedules may shift our work week). Our four days of work are standard eight-hour work days; we do not work a schedule of four ten-hour days. Submit your resume and the answer to the following question: Please tell us—in two to three paragraphs—the work that you’ve performed that you are most proud of. If you experience any issues when applying, please reach out to hr@voterformationproject.org.

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Voter Formation Project (VFP) is a 501(c)3 organization committed to increasing participation in elections using innovative, long-term, and data-driven digital communications strategies to engage, register, and mobilize new and infrequent voters of color. Reports to: Media Director The Senior Media Buyer is a member of the Programs Department, and will work alongside a Media Planner, Media Buyer, and other team members—as the organization expands—to assist in the execution of Voter Formation Project’s programs. Internally, the Senior Media Buyer will interface with teams outside of the Programs Department, such as Data and Technology, to coordinate around program execution and measurement. Externally, the Media Buyer will compare, negotiate, and purchase advertising inventory through various digital platforms, allowing Voter Formation Project to accomplish its goals to register and turn out members of under-represented communities. This is a limited term position, with an end date of December 31, 2024. ### **As the Senior Media Buyer you will:** - Compare, negotiate, and purchase advertising inventory with various digital media platforms/channels, including self-service social platforms like Facebook and Snapchat, as well as managed-service DSP (i.e. StackAdapt) - Develop and execute effective media buying strategies. - Work alongside the Media Planner to assist in identifying target audiences and crafting effective campaigns. - Set up campaigns and conduct thorough QA. - Troubleshoot platform issues and ensure that ads are displayed appropriately. - Document, record, and continually update processes and strategies to ensure continuity within the Media Buying role. - Monitor program costs and ad performance in order to provide strategic recommendations and make real-time optimizations - Assist in generating reports for donors and other stakeholders. - Perform other duties as assigned. ### **For employees meeting the classification of Senior Media Buyer, in addition to the above, you will:** - Lead and delegate all trafficking responsibilities; including loading, QA, tracking, tagging, and establishing naming conventions. - Own internal paid media reporting on platform performance to inform ongoing media optimizations and create platform benchmarks. - Train newly hired and onboarded media buyers to ensure compliance with VFP policies and procedures. ### **Qualifications:** - 3+ years of experience in digital media, including familiarity with the media buying process. - Demonstrates meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and completeness in all work - Strong analytical thinking abilities and creative problem solving skills - Proficiency with Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel - Ability to communicate effectively both internally and with external stakeholders in a fully remote environment. - Relationship-building abilities that will allow you to form strong relationships with advertising sales agents to obtain the best prices and value for VFP programs. - Strong research skills. - Energized to work in a start-up organization. - Interest in continuous improvement and professional development. - Enthusiasm for Voter Formation Project’s mission and vision.