Nov. 21st, 2014

Mortar’s On the Hunt for a Media Strategist.

Hey, kids. We’re hiring. Here’s the deets:

Mortar is looking for a natural self-starter to play a critical role with some of our largest and most interesting accounts. Unlike many media positions, where your job is limited to bringing a client’s message to market, at Mortar you’ll be involved much earlier in the process, using your experience and background to shape creative and strategic direction as well as the resulting communications plan. You’ll be part of tight-knit, powerful teams that allow you to take part in creative brainstorms one day, and manage budgets for targeted campaigns the next. Our clients range from world-famous museums to educational institutions to supermodels (and the occasional robot vacuum). We work with a variety of digital partners and vendors, and are looking for someone with a background in both digital and traditional media platforms.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Bring your media experience and insights to the table as part of high-level strategic planning involving clients and inter-departmental teams
  • Develop strategic media plans based on client and creative concept direction and the use of media research
  • Clearly and persuasively present media plans in written presentations and in face- to-face meetings with peers and clients
  • Partner with clients and internal teams, and synthesize information accurately and efficiently to guide campaign development and execution
  • Absorb many details, while keeping focus of the big picture; prioritize and re- prioritize many tasks at once
  • Activate client needs for digital, print, OOH, TV and radio
  • Manage the flow of client media-related issues based on changes in direction, goals, and budgets
  • Maintain good rapport with sales representatives and vendors; push vendors to work collaboratively and deliver original solutions that fulfill client needs
  • Explore media alternatives thoroughly, and think creatively when recommending media solutions
  • Be an intuitive problem solver and quick thinker
  • Handle all budget- and billing-related tasks
  • Tell jokes on command (just kidding…or are we?)


Experience & Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of media planning/buying experience
  • Superior analytical skills with the ability to review data/campaign performance and recommend optimization strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb time management skills
  • Must work extremely well in a self-directed environment and be comfortable handling multiple tasks concurrently


We think an agency’s health can be measured by just how much laughter can be heard during the day. Enthusiastic candidates should send their resume to Tell us a funny story as part of your response and you’re practically hired.

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