Broadcast Buyer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Full-time

Title:                                       Broadcast Buyer

Department:                           Media

Accountable to:                     Buying Director


Who You Are

  • You’re curious about how the television and radio landscape is changing – you have a device-agnostic way of thinking about video and audio consumption
  • If you don’t know something, you’re eager to dig in and learn
  • You love thinking about how consumers interact with brands and get excited about creative media solutions
  • You play well with others, are adaptable to change and work well under pressure
  • You have a positive attitude and are self-motivated
  • You love mentoring/teaching people, and are an effective leader, but can also work well independently

What You’d Do

  • Provide Media Planning teams with general television/radio market expertise, including ratings, market share, trends, market nuances, etc.
  • Work with Media Planning teams to provide strategic input and planning costs
  • Negotiate rates and added value
  • Execute radio and television schedules
  • Work with Account Service and Production on creative/trafficking needs
  • Maintain schedules and negotiate make-goods
  • Work with Media Operations to resolve discrepancies
  • Compose client recaps and special opportunity summaries
  • Stay on top of, and share knowledge with colleagues on, television/radio trends and emerging opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time to meet the changing needs of the department and the agency
  • Form strong relationships with media vendors to work as partners to accomplish the goals and objectives of our clients


Your Knowledge Base and What You’ve Done

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of agency broadcast buying experience (national, spot, television, radio),
  • Knowledge of radio/TV stations’ pricing structures, systems and how they operate
  • Knowledge of the creative process and agency structure
  • Knowledge of, and ability to utilize, a media buying system
  • Ability to post buys within +/- 10%


Why You Want This Job

  • We are believers in the power of curious. We are hardwired to question the way it’s always been done. Because not pushing forward leaves brands behind. If this resonates with your inner curiosity, please join us.


In order to be eligible to apply for this position, you must meet the minimum hiring specifications for the position, and be capable of performing the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. EEO Employer


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