Senior Media Planner/Buyer
Job Details
RIESTER Sonoran LLC - Phoenix, AZ

RIESTER is looking for an experienced hybrid, senior level media planner/buyer who is familiar with planning and buying traditional and digital media in our Phoenix office. This person will be the day-to-day focal point to assigned accounts. It is the Senior Media Planner/Buyer who has the primary day-to-day responsibility for assigned accounts and is expected to have an understanding of the clients’ overall business and marketing objectives. The Senior Media Planner/Buyer is the steward of the entire media planning process and provides mid-level strategic recommendations to the leadership team and/or Client.

The Senior Media Planner/Buyer is expected to have a strong working knowledge of the existing media landscape and available media research. This includes Television, Radio, Out of Home, Digital, Social, Analytics and Reporting. The Senior Media Planner/Buyer is expected to be an active participant in the business; consistently engaging with the team and contributing ideas and insights that will benefit our clients. 

Job Skills & Requirements:

  • Strategic media planning and buying, knowledge of gaming and tourism a plus

  • 5+ years of Agency experience

  • Aid in the creation of client media objectives and strategies

  • Able to pull research through media tools, i.e. MRI Simmons, Kantar Stradegy, Scarborough, SQAD

  • Determine partner selection, program details and rationale

  • Assist in developing buying strategies for maximizing media dollars and handling media negotiations

  • Author documents relating to the plan (must be able to create media brief and vendor RFP from client input)

  • Create and maintain media plan flowcharts and media buy authorizations based on various client initiatives

  • Maintain media budgets and provide media spend summaries

  • Work in conjunction with accounting on client billing and vendor invoices

  • Keep abreast of all invoice, billing and delivery issues; knows when to escalate discrepancies to supervisors

  • Write POVs as needed and evaluate new media types / outlets

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Keynote.  Knowledge of Strata is a plus.

  • Field incoming proposals / phone calls for various clients

  • Have an understanding of available targeting technologies, rich media capabilities and general activation capabilities of all available digital media tactics

  • Excellent presentation skills a must

  • Team player

  • Ability to juggle several client projects at once

  • Bachelor’s degree achieved, preferably with a concentration in Advertising, Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration or Communications, advanced degree is a plus

  • Experience in the programmatic space a plus

  • Up to 30% travel

Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Manage day-to-day client interaction

  • Manage expectations of clients and deliverables

  • Work closely with the client throughout entire program to maintain performance and resolve any performance issues

  • Assist Director in advising clients on best ways to integrate media into their advertising and marketing programs

  • Assist Director in expanding business opportunities among current client roster

  • Work closely with the integration team to manage day-to-day client interactions, maintain performance etc.


  • Privately owned, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in Los Angeles and Park City - This position is located in Phoenix

  • Competitive benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, paid holidays, vacation & more

  • Unique, legendary culture

  • Fun, fast paced work environment

  • Dog friendly


RIESTER has been motivating people to become passionate about and get involved with issues that matter. These roots as Brand Activists remain the foundation of our business today. Creating and believing in our client’s purpose, and caring about the sustainability of their brand’s success, has led RIESTER to become one of the largest independent advertising and public relations firms in the Western United States. Today, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to help businesses address important challenges in today’s vastly changing world.