The people make the place.
The place makes the people happy.
Every morning, bells ring out through the hundred-year-old building once known Indianapolis Public School No. 9, and creative minds get to work. This former schoolhouse is now home to us: a mid-sized, Midwestern agency that was anti-established in 1983. And over the years, we’ve managed to fill its halls with a lot of smart, talented, we-feel-lucky-to-know-them people.
The fact that so many of them stay on for years is a testament to the office being a pretty great one. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Ad Age and Outside Magazine have included us on their Best Places to Work lists year after year, and Adweek called us “the one where you’d like to work” in their United States of Ad Agencies.
We’re proud of the accolades, but more than that, we’re proud of the people who helped us earn them. Thanks to them, we’re not only a great place to work but a place to make great work.
The Assistant Digital Planner/Buyer is responsible for providing support to the digital media team across campaigns from research and planning to execution, to learn and better understand the fundamentals of building and executing digital media plans. This position is an opportunity for an individual to work on an integrated team and learn about digital media from the ground up. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, motivated, organized, detail oriented, and possess the ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities.
- Develop an understanding of digital media concepts, tools and platforms, including 3rd party ad servers, Google AdWords and Google Analytics
- Assist digital team with media plan research and development, including RFP process and securing inventory through insertion order management
- Assist with day-to-day campaign stewardship including initial set up, delivery tracking, vendor communications, pacing, optimization opportunities and performance reporting
- Prepare campaign creative specifications and ensure asset delivery
- Coordinate vendor billing and invoicing reconciliation
- Stay up-to-date on the latest in digital trends, best practices and new opportunities
Are you a designer?
Do you buy products simply for the packaging? Do you eat at restaurants, not for the food, but because your favorite designer did their menu? Would you be honored if someone called you a Young Jerk? Can a bad line break send you into a ra-
ge. Do you work fast, and refine slowly? Are you as excited about an idea as a logo?
Are you an Account Manager?
First one in, last one home? “The responsible one” in groups you hang out in? Can you jibe with clients? Are you inclined to walk over to the writer and politely discuss whether the word “jibe” fits brand tonality? Do you question insight and strategy behind ads you encounter, to the point it annoys your family?
Was “review Y&L job posting” a line item on a to-do list you made while handling a bunch of timelines, budgets, billing statements and status reports on your current clients? Do you like cleaning up messes? Do you prefer preventing messes?
Are you an Associate Account Manager?
Are you looking to break into advertising? Are you prepared to assist the account management team with their multiple duties? Especially when those duties entail managing projects, tracking budgets and conducting copious amounts of research? Are you prepared to fearlessly tread the razor’s edge between representing a client’s interests and advocating for your agency’s best creative work? Do you see an ad on tv or online and question who it was intended for and why they made the choices they did?
Betcha we've been talking about how we really need someone like you around here. It’s just that we haven’t gotten around to posting the job yet.
So go ahead, and introduce yourself.