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Genius // knowledge project to annotate the world
Media, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY    Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020
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Genius is searching for a Media Planning Manager to support our ever-evolving pre-sale process.

Genius is the world's biggest encyclopedia of music. Powered by its community, in-house creative team, & the artists themselves, Genius serves music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on & everywhere music fans connect across the internet.

Founded in 2009, Genius began as a platform for annotating rap lyrics. Over the years, it has expanded its mission to include more than hip-hop, & more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, & the biggest names in musicincluding Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, & Ariana Grandecome to Genius to give the world insight into their art.

To learn more check out our sizzle, & follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, & Youtube.


  • Oversee the build-out of a media planning department to support the RFP process
  • Manage, train & develop a team of 1-2 media planning strategists with a strong focus on motivating & retaining talent
  • Create, adapt & implement internal processes & best practices across all teams to ensure clear communication
  • Update & maintain the Genius Rate card & Agency Rate cards
  • Build strategic media plans & complete accompanying spec sheets in both Genius & client templates
  • Construct comprehensive internal budget sheets for all RFP inquiries
  • Pull inventory using our GAM to accurately forecast availability
  • Work with internal & agency data & analytics teams for insights to ensure all media campaigns & initiatives position Genius effectively based on historical performance & data
  • Review all IO details to ensure consistency from initial media plan submission & execution feasibility
  • Collaborate with post-sales teams on campaign implementation & IO revisions
  • Develop & build collaborative relationships with Sales Management, Sales Marketing, Branded Content, Finance, Legal, Experiential & Technology to ensure the highest level of on-going support
  • Serve as the main point of escalation for any Media Planning functions or issues


  • 1+ year of Management experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in Media Planning at either a Publisher or Agency
  • Strong Knowledge of Mediaocean Prisma for Sellers
  • Advertising Operations experience with Third-Party Ad Serving platforms/Rich Media providers (OAS, DFP/DFA/DART, Atlas, PointRoll, Eyeblaster, Eyewonder, Sizmek, IAS, Double-Verify, MOAT)
  • Comfortable juggling multiple tasks; ability to prioritize responsibilities; excellent time management
  • Ability to work efficiently & effectively under tight deadlines & pressure
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint / Keynote skills
  • Versed in digital & social media programs/extensions
  • Willingness to work out of normal business hours, when necessary
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