General information

Agency: Orion

Job Function: Investment

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 11193

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Orion Worldwide is a global media company that generates value for many of the world’s most well-known media owners and brands. We define success through the strength or our partnerships and function as connectors throughout the media industry. Bringing together people and businesses to utilize the Orion business model to provide bespoke commercial solutions and value creation.

Our employees, whom we call Orionites, have a work experience that combines the best of both worlds — an organization that cultivates a strong, tight-knit community with all the advantages, opportunities, and benefits of ownership by Interpublic Group (IPG), one of the “Big Five” advertising holding companies.

We look for people who possess the passion, innovative thinking and partnership skills to join our collaborative and diverse teams. No single person, or discipline, is responsible for success at Orion. Teamwork is the backbone for how we achieve our business goals and cultivate an inclusive culture in which we can all be proud. We strive for a vibrant culture of creativity, accountability, and connection – and believe we do a pretty good job!

We compiled these materials to help you learn more about what we do, how we do our work and who we are as a company. We also asked Orionites, to share their stories — how they learned about Orion, how they have grown and some of their favorite memories.

Orion has an entry-level role for an Assistant Negotiator on the Activation team. The primary responsibility of this role is to assist in the day-to-day stewarding of media activity, General Market and Direct Response, on assigned clients for the integrated team.  The Assistant is required to update client documents and assist in the development and negotiation of media plans. Additionally, he/she is required to learn and know the procedures and processes of the day-to-day stewardship of the assigned accounts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of clients’ goals and strategies
  • Develop effective negotiation skills
  • Assist in inputting and tracking media buys
  • Analyze and negotiate makegoods/changes to schedules
  • Handle ad-hoc client requests
  • Become a media partner expert, sharing marketplace knowledge
  • Manage the posting process by analyzing and monitoring network schedules and performances
  • Review billing discrepancies with buyers and resolve in a timely manner
  • Compile research data to advise recommendations
  • Develop audience estimates for programming
  • Establish a positive and professional working relationship with all Orion staff, media vendors, partner agencies and clients
  • Recommend new ways of more efficiently managing and maintaining clients’ schedules and processes

Desired Skills & Experience

Work Experience:

  • Previous internship in related field strongly preferred 


  • Knowledge and passion for media/advertising
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization skills, and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to be flexible and be a team player 
  • Energetic self-starter with a strong work ethic and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills  

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

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About Us

Orion Worldwide is a global media company that generates value for our business partners. As the industry has evolved over the past two decades, so have we — expanding our global reach and product offering to deliver value for the world’s best brands, across nearly every category. The very best ideas are developed by people with diversity of background, thought and experience working together to develop customized solutions that best address our partners’ needs. A five-time winner of “Most Inclusive Climate” at the IPG Inclusion Awards, we scale our recruiting efforts beyond the traditional advertising candidate pool to find people who possess the passion, innovative thinking and collaborative skills needed to achieve our business goals and assist in cultivating a culture in which we can all be proud.

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