General information

Agency: Orion

Function: Investment

Seniority Level: Director

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 17218

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. Like our namesake, we are connectors who bring together people and businesses to unlock a mutual exchange of value. We define success through our ability to help partners achieve long-term, sustainable growth.


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 are looking for you - dynamic, best-in-class talent, with a passion for all things media - to launch your career as a VP, Partnership Performance & Optimization on our Investment Team. The Investment team is tasked with working with media owners and investing IPG cash or other consideration in exchange for future media credits.  Through these partnerships we are able to create value for both our Partners and Client teams. 

Key Responsibilities

What You’ll Do & How You’ll Learn:

  • Support and enhance Orion’s partnership tracking process as the organization moves to a more automated/systems-based approach
  • Work across groups to troubleshoot internal process related (Orion and/or Mediabrands) issues; serve as a key point of escalation for these issues
  • Oversee onboarding checklist and confirm Publisher Partners have all required materials, set up, and alignment for seamless deal launch
  • Coordinate with Addressable Product Development (APD) team to confirm proper launch of addressable partnerships, partner details including transaction types and placement, and client exclusions
  • Coordinate with Partnership Managers, APD, Legal, and Finance to confirm all publisher info in project management tool, partner list, etc. are reflected and accurate
  • Ensure accuracy of vendor tracking across traditional, digital, and addressable; ensure all Partners Trackers are created by Ops with correct data sources and required fields monthly and all Partner Trackers are sent to Partners timely
  • Work with Partnership Managers on media discrepancies and confirmations, and collect feedback for adjustments to be made on Digital and Programmatic Trackers
  • Communicate all Partner confirmations and adjustments with Ops and FinOps to update Master Trackers
  • Cross reference all finalized Partner Trackers and certify all deal numbers, terms, and adjustments are properly reflected in Master Trackers
  • Partner with Media Investment Finance team to ensure compliance guidelines are met related to timely, accurate, and partner aligned bank statements
  • Prepare monthly status updates for Deal Makers and SVPs on Partner tracking progress (i.e., risk analysis tracker)
  • Support management of aged balances such as unconfirmed programmatic billings, trade owed, etc.

Desired Skills & Experience

About You

  • 10+ years of experience in an operational or financial role; barter agency experience a plus
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors
  • Excellent communication, follow-up, attention to detail, and organizational skills required
  • Strong understanding of all media, especially programmatic/addressable
  • Operational and financial mindset
  • Proactive, driven, and desire to be challenged daily
  • Experience with Prisma, Mediaocean, Salesforce, Asana, preferred
  • Proficiency in Tableau and MS Office tools

The Orion Experience


  • Hybrid work schedule that promotes life/work integration
  • Unlimited time off, monthly wellness days, winter break and employee appreciation week office closures
  • Well-being at work: monthly reimbursement for expenses to fuel your mind, body, and pocket
  • Generous parental leave, up to 20 weeks fully paid
  • A supportive culture rooted in our foundational values of empowerment and empathy
  • A focus on your development and offer training sessions, career mapping, workshops, and global mentorship program
  • An environment that promotes open conversation and idea sharing through a variety of forums, community talks, and accessible leadership
  • Employee-led resource group that plays a key role in shaping Orion’s culture of belonging and ensuring that employees can thrive
  • Charitable and volunteer efforts that are employee-led through Orion Gives Back
  • Weekly “Community Day” that includes breakfast, lunch, and engagement events
  • Onsite gym facility and free/subsidized café


Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s OK! At Orion, we value a variety of perspectives and experiences and believe in transferrable skillsets. If you’re excited about this role but not certain it’s a match, we encourage you to apply!

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $155,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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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

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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.