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Media Buyer, Investments



Marketing & Communications, Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Business Overview

Mediahub is one of the three major global media agencies within IPG Mediabrands with over 1000+ employees worldwide. We are an award-winning agency built for brands who are challenging and disrupting the status quo. Our organization is focused on challenging all facets of media in an environment of rapid change in order to maximize our clients’ investments. We are challenging key fundamentals in the areas of audience creation, purpose, creativity and digital platforms.

Named Media Agency of the Year by Adweek, Ad Age, and Campaign, Mediahub is powered by the buying and intelligence power of Magna Global and the data backbone of Acxiom.

Position Overview

The Media Buyer is responsible for the negotiation and placement of all media for existing clients. As a Buyer, you are responsible for all cable, video, FEP, and advanced TV negotiations and account maintenance. The Media Buyer will be assigned specific clients and be part of a team that manages the account from the start of negotiations to the final campaign wrap up. The successful candidate must also be a creative thinker, incorporating the latest media trends and innovations, including streaming video and online video. Candidate should exhibit a can-do attitude to tackle all assignments, exhibit the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks, and be a creative problem solver that participates and takes interest in the agency, the industry, and the success of our clients. The Media Buyer will learn to deal effectively with clients and work closely with our planning group in managing budgets, developing strategies, negotiating media buys, and executing customized enhancements. It is imperative that this candidate follows technology and creative work to stay on top of pertinent information and trends.


  • Negotiates and places commercials within the television and video marketplace for accounts within an assigned group of markets.
  • Estimates, updates and adjusts all program ratings.
  • Negotiates and documents rates, special placements and added value.
  • Executes all Media plans while adhering to established budgets and timelines.
  • Clearly and accurately communicates orders and changes to media vendors.
  • Monitors buys in progress, arranges for makegoods and credits and is responsible for the post-buy results of all buys.
  • Tracks media expenditures in Mediahub’s systems to ensure budget compliance.
  • Researches and maintains record of trends, innovations and changes that affect media buying.
  • Collaborates with clients and media team members and media planners to resolve media billing issues.

Qualification - Required Skills

  • Media buying experience at a media agency.
  • Experience training, mentoring, and/or overseeing at least one junior staff member.
  • Ability to present to an audience.
  • Skilled communicator.
  • Strong mathematical ability required.
  • Mediahub does not require candidates to have a college degree.

Qualifications - Desired Skills

  • One year of agency experience or 1- 3 years of media buying/planning experience as a junior or assistant buyer at a media agency preferred.
  • Work experience in national/spot television/radio/digital preferred. Experience handling tune-in campaigns highly preferred
  • Passionate about advertising and the ability to spread that passion to others.
  • Ability to work hard and smart on several projects at once.

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$66,560$70,000 USD