Political Media Buying Strategist (2024 cycle position)

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Salary Range
Washington, DC (Hybrid)
$50 - 60k
Sage Media is looking for a skilled political professional to join our team of passionate & talented linear media strategists. We are a full-service political media buying agency working for Democratic candidates and committees in every corner of the nation, from city council races to national candidate & advocacy campaigns.
Why join Sage?

Values driven innovation: we merge our commitment to progressive values with cutting-edge digital strategies. Our focus is on delivering tangible results for our clients, from securing victories in tight races to advocating for crucial progressive societal changes. You will have the opportunity to contribute to impactful campaigns that champion reproductive rights, education, health care, ballot access, and environmental protection.

Precision and excellence: our team is a collective of skilled political strategists and digital experts. We are dedicated to driving client success through precise and innovative media strategies. You will be a part of a collaborative team, where each member plays a vital role in delivering high quality campaign results and fostering a culture of excellence and shared achievement.

Focus on your skills: your expertise is a valued asset at Sage. We invest in your professional growth with targeted training, empowering you to lead and be a part of developing our digital team. Here, skilled development goes hand-in-hand with client success, as we continuously evolve to meet the dynamic needs of political media.

It will be your responsibility to:

  • Analyze polling and targeting data to formulate paid linear media strategy.
  • Execute media plans through all phases of planning, placement, tracking, and analysis for multiple campaign clients.
  • Gather, organize, and analyze cost and rating information from media outlets, station sales representatives, and subscriber databases.
  • Utilize media buying software and qualitative analysis tools to develop and implement political media buys for television, cable, radio, and streaming campaigns.
  • Coordinate with digital media buyers to ensure campaigns maintain a comprehensive media strategy.
  • Create payment schedules and coordinate with Finance staff to ensure timely and accurate payments to media vendors.
  • Deliver ad creative and verify traffic instructions.
  • Take part in Sage media strategy meetings.
  • Engage in frequent communication with consultants and campaigns.
  • Participate in media strategy calls with clients.

Our ideal candidate brings:

  • Experience working with political clients & campaigns, with prior campaign finance or compliance experience an advantage.
  • Knowledge of television programs, social/digital media, and pop culture.
  • A passion for (and extensive experience with) spreadsheets.
  • Proven proficiency with data, analytics, internet research, and other technology resources.
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills – you will be representing Sage and our clients, so clear, concise, and professional communication are paramount.
  • An aptitude for collaborating with and for people who are in a different location: we use multiple technology resources to connect with our clients & co-workers, so experience using Teams, Google Docs, video conferencing, etc. is a plus.

Our team values
  • An aptitude for collaborating with and for people who are in a different location: we use multiple technology resources to connect with our clients & co-workers, so experience using Teams, Google Docs, video conferencing, etc. is a plus.
  • Careful and meticulous attention to detail• Experience in successfully managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment• Intellectual curiosity: we love learning about new tools, skills, and innovations.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, manage time, and solve problems
  • Communication: the attribute which makes everything else work
  • Internal: at Sage our job functions are interdependent, which means that detailed, professional, and timely communication makes all of our work successful.
  • External: our clients know Sage will always keep them informed, give clear deadlines, and provide detailed analysis.
  • Experience with and interest in data: polling, ratings, analytics, we love it all
  • A positive attitude, with some humor and snark thrown in to balance out those crazy-but-we-love-it moments
Sage Media is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse team and an equitable and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic

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