Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Schiefer Chopshop, in Irvine, California, is stirring things up and getting noticed. In October 2016 a 32 year old media agency and a 13 year-old creative/content studio combined to bring together killer creative and storytelling with best-in-class media strategy, planning, buying, measurement, and reporting. 6 months in and SCS is already winning awards [a series of Gold Addy’s and a Webby] for its work. The only thing missing is you.

Fancy joining a passionate family of creators, innovators, strategists, tacticians, problem solvers and fun havers – a family that works hard, for great global brands, in an awesome studio environment?

SCS is seeking a Senior Media Planner/Buyer with a deep understanding of the media landscape. Someone who combines creative thinking and strong project management – while maintaining a keen focus on quality – to heighten consumer engagement across all target markets. This is an opportunity to be a media thought leader at SCS. The position is responsible for providing strategic planning support across all media channels while exhibiting a firm understanding of branding principles and measurable tactics. The Senior Media Planner/Buyer exhibits a proven ability to plan, execute and analyze offline campaigns across print, television, radio, out of home, and experiential media. The role reports to the Media Director and the SVP, Media and is very much empowered to have a serious impact on SCS’s approach to offline media with our incredible global brands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute multi-channel (TV, Radio, Print, OOH, Experiential) media campaigns, emphasizing brand-building objectives for all accounts
  • Ability to think strategically in order to develop media plans in support of client business objectives
  • Collaborate with Display, Video, Search, Social, Mobile planners/buyers to ensure true cross platform integration
  • Work closely with Media Partners, Account Team, Creative Team including Digital and Search buyers and Brands to ensure flawless executions
  • Lead campaign planning and management efforts designed to maximize client budgets
  • Responsible for developing RFPs and negotiating rates with media vendors
  • Develop and present media plans and competitive research results in client and new business presentations
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting, campaign delivery and reporting
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with external vendors and internal agency counterparts
  • Inform internal team members, as well as clients, about opportunities, challenges and marketplace developments
  • Be/become an expert user for various media technology platforms (Strata, MRI, AdIntel)
  • Provide strategic and tactical guidance regarding media best practices as a media expert for clients, team and agency
  • Evaluate workflow processes with an eye for process improvement and efficiency
  • Generate and/or supervise the production of client reports, including detailed monthly analytics

You are the kind of person who:

  • Is skilled at listening to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them
  • Proactively completes tasks on time, with the ability to prioritize and manage workload
  • Ensures all key stakeholders are informed of project status and brings any issues to immediate attention
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members, with the ability to take initiative and lead projects
  • Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs
  • Delivers unsurpassed customer service
  • Demonstrates an agile mindset to embrace, and successfully handle fluid landscapes
  • Demonstrates proactive attitude – constantly looking for new vendors, tactics and discussing with the team with an eye toward the future
  • Works until the work of the moment is done. May be after 5pm from time to time.


  • Expert understanding of all traditional media channels
  • Expert knowledge of planning and buying offline and cross-media packages, with solid negotiation skills
  • Proficient in Media Tools, Nielsen, Syndicated Research tools. Able to not only pull the data, but analyze and provide valuable insights.
  • Understanding of media analytics and advertising ROI principles
  • Knowledge of digital media in collaboration with Digital buyers/planners
  • Ability to see things from all points of view, not just the Media Buying point of view. This includes billing, finance, account management, creative, tech, and executive management.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to problems in relation to tactical and strategic budgeting
  • Understand brands, business objectives, and how to apply research, best practices, tech/platform knowledge, to create cross channel, innovative strategies to drive outstanding results


  • 3-5+ years offline media planning and buying experience
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with media platforms, vendors and processes
  • Must have experience with assembling completely integrated direct response and branding campaigns, including negotiation, implementation and evaluation
  • Ability to organize and track client campaigns and projects
  • Initiative to analyze resource needs and assist teams to meet milestones
  • Understanding of media analytics and advertising ROI principles

To be considered, please email cover letter and resume to

Schiefer Chopshop is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.