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Sr. Associate, Media Ops



Marketing & Communications, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Business Overview

KINESSO is the technology-driven performance marketing agency that sits at the very heart of IPG Mediabrands, providing actionable growth for both our agency partners and clients. We turn ‘action’ into ‘outcome’ for our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities in optimization, analytics, AI and experimentation. KINESSO has brought together the collective power of what was formerly Matterkind, P3, Reprise, and Kinesso under one collective entity that will serve as the most powerful delivery engine in the industry. We have extensive offerings spanning across performance marketing and data and technology. Fueled by a deep understanding of consumer behavior, we offer an end-to-end engine of planning and optimization while also delivering on data-driven strategy for social platforms, actionable growth in e-commerce, and creating curated marketplaces specific to each client's function and needs. The company has more than 6,000 employees operating in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

Position Overview

We are looking for you - dynamic, best-in-class talent - to join the Kinesso team as a Sr. Associate of Media Operations. In this role, you will be empowered to assist with the development of process optimization, while being the gate keeper of omni-channel budgets and authorizations crossing programmatic, search, social and e-commerce. This opportunity is a fusion of financial/budget management and media operations servicing one of our premier accounts.

The ideal candidate will be team oriented with the ability to multi-task. You must possess strong communication, organizational, and strategic-thinking skills and be adaptable in a fast-paced environment.


  • Prepare and submit all Media Authorizations
  • Maintain master budget tracker across six brands, two divisions and several media partners
  • Develop internal and client reporting for e-commerce
  • Manage inter-company IO process with sister agency
  • Liaise with Client Finance to resolve all budget and inter-company billing discrepancies and insure all invoices are cleared in Prisma
  • Create and maintain all planned budgets in proprietary planning system
  • Prepare and manage the quarterly delivery audit process including DCM and console reporting
  • Coordinate with Client Finance and Addressable teams to manage all non- integrated costs
  • Assist with the development of process optimization to improve overall workflow
  • Assist with weekly forecast/pacing updates
  • Platform Reporting: Conducts ad hoc/custom reporting for "deep dive" analytics or per agency request

Qualification - Required Skills

  • 1-2 years of experience in Client Finance/Operations
  • Knowledge and passion for media/advertising
  • Ability to work successfully across multiple teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in MS Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to be flexible and a team player

Qualifications - Desired Skills

  • Industry experience desired, experience in Programmatic media and/or Client Finance a plus
  • Knowledge of e-commerce a plus

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
$70,000$75,000 USD