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Refinery29 // media & entertainment focused on diverse voices & experiences
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, & live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration & tools to discover & pursue a more independent, stylish, & informed life. Please visit,,, www.refinery29.deand for more information & to browse content.

What Makes an R29er?

You have a deep commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to motivate & inspire women through their own unique power, identity, & infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in womens storytelling & reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform & drive conversation & change. You ignite possibilities & solutions in even the most challenging moments, & you have an innate desire to strive for excellence & progress, through your daily work & your attitude.

About the Team:

Our Media Solutions group is responsible for leading pre-sale by crafting media plans, brainstorming marketing strategies, developing strong client relationships, & creating programs for key clients. This typically begins at the receipt of the RFP but can also include proactive outreach to new & preferred clients. Strategists are responsible for providing clients with spec sheets, placement details, & assess needs. Strategists are also responsible for routing paperwork internally & working closely with our Ad Operations, Finance & Legal departments to ensure all details of a sold program are communicated internally.

Media Solutions works closely with Sales, & our in-house product marketing teams to ensure each proposal is unique for our clients & more importantly, will support our mission to empower Millennial Women.

What you'll do:

  • Owns the storytelling of the decks
  • Works with insights to collect data needed to support story
  • Uncovers key insight that will direct all creative output
  • Collects macro trends for their corresponding pod
  • Identifies thought leadership opportunities for their pod & works with insights to build presentations for partners
  • Writes creative briefs for CCG
  • Reviews creative work to ensure that all work is laddering up to strategy
  • Runs all brainstorming sessions & provides inspiration to motivate the team
  • Collects insights from sales team around industry trends, works directly with Ellyn to distribute to editorial teams for tentpole & thematic program development
  • Execute any in market studies sold in to clients

What you have:

  • Must have digital media, integrated marketing, account management, media planning, or relevant agency or publisher experience
  • Experience building out creative ideas/platforms & pricing based on Client briefs & KPI's
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines & work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build consensus among various departments to align on new solutions & problem-solve in real-time
  • Exceptional communication & organizational skills
  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Fluent in Microsoft, Google, & Apple iWorks suites including Google slides, Keynote, Excel, etc.

To be successful here, you are already:

  • A trusted teammate - your employees, peers, & co-workers value your ideas & contributions.
  • Willingness to learn - you are passionate about building a career in marketing & are leaning in to attend trainings & work with Account Directors to develop your skills.
  • Purpose-driven - Refinery29 is committed to supporting women in claiming their power in big & small ways. We are a purpose & mission-driven company & love people who have a passion to make a difference in their work.
  • Self-starter - You have a vision for what needs to be done & you go about doing it & getting it done. You will not be micromanaged here. Well expect you to take full ownership of your area & your results.
  • Open, collaborative & curious - this is an ever-changing company & we value people who listen & collaborate with an open mind for possible new ways of doing things.
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