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Assistant Media Planner

Chicago, IL

As an Assistant Media Planner on the Chicago Region Toyota Dealer Association (TDA), you will work closely with the Regional TDA Media Planning and Account Management Teams in assisting and implementing Media Plans in 35 Markets/4 States that deliver against key performance metrics.

This entry level position requires an individual to work well within a team and be prepared for a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment. The role is a great place to begin your career in advertising with continuous room for growth. Responsibilities will consist of assisting the Media Team with management of day-to-day tasks regarding all Media aspects of the Client business and will include exposure to planning Digital, Search, Social, Broadcast, Sports, Sponsorships and OOH (Out of Home).

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and stewardship of all Media plans.
  • Support Media Planning team as needed on any/all projects related to Clients’ business.
  • Monitor and update Media plans and related documents (e.g. budget charts, client meeting materials, etc.) throughout the year.
  • Communicate with Media Buying partners and Internal finance teams to ensure buys meet established budgets and accurate billing is delivered to the client.
  • Monitor analytics for key digital channels and assist in developing insights to be shared with clients.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Prior internship experience in advertising, media and/or the automotive category is a plus.
  • Interest in and passion for all aspects of Media.
  • Eager to learn tools essential to day-to-day management of media buying and planning process.
  • Clear, concise business communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including Excel proficiency.
  • Strong organizational skills and commitment to accuracy.
  • Self-starter, demonstrates self-confidence and willingness to share ideas.
  • Position will be hybrid with in-office time required.
  • Candidate must reside in the greater Chicagoland area. 

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