General information

Agency: UM

Job Function: Planning

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 6957

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

We are looking for you - dynamic, best-in-class talent - to join the UM team as an Associate, Portfolio Management. In this role you will assist in the media planning process for our top clients and help take digital planning to the next level. As an Associate, Portfolio Management you will create, innovate, and guide the planning process. This entry-level opportunity will kick-start your career in media and provide a platform to partner with the world’s leading consumer brands.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with consumer and media strategists and investment specialists to help build a media plan, while also handling day-to-day client requests
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research to develop consumer insights and budget allocations
  • Compile research data to help the planning teams ensure client is reaching target audience
  • Learn to utilize syndicated sources, programs, and master basic media math
  • Develop tactical components of client media campaigns, such as flow charts, spreadsheets, and budget summaries

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 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 MS Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to be flexible and be a team player

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.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email accommodation@mbww.com

About Us

A full-service media agency, UM strives to Futureproof our clients’ businesses through our relentless pursuit of better science, art and outcomes. Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially-minded strategists, planners, researchers, investment experts, decision scientists, account executives, and content and activation specialists—over 4,800 employees across 130 offices in over 100 countries around the world. A part of IPG Mediabrands, UM’s global headquarters are in New York, with six additional US offices in Birmingham, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. UM's vision to Futureproof our clients for today, tomorrow, and beyond wouldn’t be possible without our Better People.

UM’s culture is an inclusive one, where people belong and are encouraged to bring their full selves to the office, and where personal and professional growth are a priority of every member of the team. UM’s Executive Leadership Team is dedicated to building a culture that permeates every element of the company, from work flexibility, to career planning and regular talent reviews, to an active culture club. They proudly uphold the following values:

Courage: Our courage to take risks drives our ability to set new industry standards.

Curiosity: Our relentless curiosity drives relentless innovation.

Commitment: Our commitment to uncovering better opportunities for our clients and our community is at the heart of everything we do.

Community: We pride ourselves on fostering a community where everyone can belong while actively giving back to the communities in which we live.

Caring: We care about being a diverse agency where everyone feels motivated and supported.

Candor: Our candor through open and constructive dialogue ensures better outcomes for our people and our clients.

As a company, UM is constantly pushing to improve, under their Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-evolving media landscape. Their efforts have yielded a number of new business wins recently including Aetna, American Express, Columbia Sportswear, Gallo Wine, Henkel, and Quicken Loans.