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Associate Director, Audio (Temp)

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary

Assist the department head in leading with creative and innovative thinking; instituting processes that develop quality working relationships and streamlined best practices. Guide and assist Broadcast Group Managers on their account management. Responsible for the day-to-day management of campaigns for assigned clients. Train and mentor the department on industry news and updates as well as internal processes. Serve as role model to the department and set standards for strong work ethic, teamwork, and the overall dynamics of the department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees and manages client audio campaigns to ensure marketing objectives are met. Train and mentor members of the department. Develop workflow processes and best practices.

  • Full understanding of marketplace landscape, trends, pacing, nuances, intel and competitive

  • Ability to sell through the value of Audio to Brand teams

  • Implement Audio campaigns established by Brand teams on behalf of clients

  • Provide accurate pricing/planning costs

  • Review BGM pricing/planning costs

  • Assess the departments structure and needs through knowledge of BGMs and buyers work, ability level & strengths of team members, and provide internal and external training

  • Provide feedback on performance to team members

  • Full understanding of Digital Audio and latest trends

  • Develop staff knowledge of Digital Audio

  • Embraces new and emerging technologies to identify and activate 1st to market campaigns

  • Identifies strategic partnerships with key vendors to drive innovation and value

  • Amplifies campaigns by creating and activating customized added value via on-air, online and on-site activations

  • Capable of evaluating, negotiating and positioning multi-platform proposals by providing a strong POV

  • Establish and maintain business relationships with audio staff members, vendor partners, brand teams, promotions group, Finance, and IT

  • 40% - Oversee implementation of Audio campaigns

  • 35% - Guiding/Mentoring/Training department

  • 10% - Develop internal processes and manage department workflow

  • 10% - Remain current on evolving media landscape and encourage development of staff’s knowledge

  • 5% - Networking internally and externally with vendor partners

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Responsible for growth, mentoring and development of BGMs, buyers, and assistants

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • 4 year college degree

  • In depth knowledge of Local Broadcast and Digital Audio

  • Experience in audio activation and management

  • Experience implementing Group Deals and multi-platform campaigns

  • Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Strata View/ SBMS, SQAD, SMI, Brand Ratings, Scorecard, Cost Database, Performance Metrics

  • Strong negotiations skills & tactics, strong mentoring & leadership skills, strong presentations skills, detail oriented with strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task & prioritize workload, on-going assessment of talent & retention efforts, good communication skills, anticipate next step & have the ability to proactively recognize problems & identify solutions, creative, strategic & innovative thinker, ability to interact & collaborate with other departments/key stakeholders, strong interpersonal skills, team player with a positive attitude that embraces “Business in Personal” mantra

Certificates, licenses and registrations

Alignment with industry organizations: IRTS, 4A’s, IAB, RAB, NAB

Physical Activity and Work Environment

There are no requirements for physical activity in this work environment.

Salary Range: $2,019.23 to $2,500 a week. A successful applicant’s actual weekly or hourly rate may vary based upon, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure/certifications, and equity.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Base Pay

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Horizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.