Paid Digital Media Associate

paid digital media associate

Department:  Media

Reports to: VP, Media Director

Status: Exempt

the agency:

Spawn Ideas is a fully integrated advertising agency that’s independent and employee owned. Our team of 40 employee owners have “skin in the game” which, along with outstanding benefits and a “work hard/play hard” culture, encourages happy employees who stay. Our success comes from our people, our culture, and our care about the work itself and our clients’ business outcomes. Careers and friends blossom here.

As owners, when the agency succeeds, so do we, which is why there are no sideliners at Spawn. We are bold and resourceful – perpetual adventurers at work and play. Just as we embrace the outdoors in Alaska, we are energized by our work – for the fun of it and the challenge it brings. Our commitment, energy and drive, and desire to climb higher and push harder are fuel for the work we do at Spawn for our clients and their brands.

Advertising Age recognized Spawn with Northwest Small Agency of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018, and with a national, silver, Best Culture award in 2018. We’ve been called Alaska’s “Top Shop” (Adweek Magazine) and one of the “75 Best Places to Work for Millennials.” And Outside Magazine has named Spawn one of “100 Best Places to Work” in America for eight years in a row.

We are looking for a Paid Digital Media Associate.

position summary:

The Paid Digital Media Associate is primarily responsible for the implementation and delivery of digital campaigns within multimedia communications plans. Candidates should be grounded in the relationship of digital solutions and legacy media to support Media Planners in successfully connecting consumers with client messages. As a full-service agency with an integrated approach, this position collaborates among all departments including media, traffic, accounting, account planning, digital and creative.

Anchorage based (currently remote, future return to office hybrid model) or Denver based (fully remote).

key responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and presenting proposals.
  • Establishing and clarifying expected outcomes and objectives for assignments and the client relationship in general. Including taking detailed notes and outlining next steps.
  • Maintaining constant dialogue with the client to ensure agency is meeting expectations.
  • Monitoring important industry trends and developments.
  • Developing and providing expertise on the brand and category.
  • Working with Account Planning to generate consumer/customer insights and develop briefs.
  • Working with other agency functions to develop multichannel, multidisciplinary plans and recommendations.
  • Along with the account planner, briefing creative and media teams on major new initiatives.
  • Reviewing work and recommendations for compliance to brand standards and adherence to strategy.
  • Identifying and orchestrating agency resources to ensure integrated, cross-functional solutions.
  • Managing and resolving competing client priorities. 
  • Developing client presentations.
  • Informing and inspiring creative/media development.
  • Helping to present work and recommendations to the client and secure client approvals.
  • Developing spending and budget recommendations.
  • Forecasting and tracking agency revenue.
  • Managing client budgets and annual SOW.
  • Ensuring overall client profitability.
  • Pricing major assignments and client relationships.
  • Helping to develop and present client agreements.
  • Ensuring that client metrics are tracked, analyzed, and used to optimize client success.
  • Serves as the voice of the client during projects.
  • Identifying and exploring growth opportunities.
  • Providing leadership and direction to agency partners.
  • Generating business and brand-building strategies and ideas.
  • Championing new marketing initiatives on behalf of the brand.

successful candidates:

  • Have effective communication skills
  • Have solid business and advertising industry understanding
  • Are able to work efficiently in a fast-changing environment
  • Are self-motivated, but take direction and coaching well
  • Have the ability to work independently and as a team
  • Are willing to assume ownership and responsibility for their work
  • Have the ability to work in an energetic and creative environment and engage effectively with diverse personalities
  • Are critical thinkers and problem solvers
  • Are looking for an opportunity to develop in the account service field 

knowledge and skills:

  • Macintosh operating system, Microsoft Office, and multiple web browser proficient
  • Demonstrated writing and speaking skills
  • Understanding and familiarity with marketing/advertising tactics


  • At least three years of related business experience in marketing
  • Prior agency account management experience preferred

the perks:

Outstanding benefits. Spawn Ideas pays a generous portion of each employee’s insurance premium for themselves and their families. Beyond the basics, employees can be reimbursed for participating in walk/run races, for park passes, etc. If in Anchorage, the office is located one block from the Coastal Trail (a popular ski/walk/run trail), and just blocks from salmon fishing right downtown.

In addition, Spawn benefits include being automatically enrolled in our ESOP (employee stock ownership program) plan, annual performance-based discretionary bonus, 401K, medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick days, company paid holidays and summer and holiday hours programs that allow more time with family and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Spawn Ideas is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.

Anchorage, AK

24 day(s) ago

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