Media Strategist

Remote (United States)

The Media Strategist is owner of the media plan and planning tool as well as quarterback of the internal RFP pre-sale process.


  • Partner with sales, account strategist, marketing & planning on pre-sale RFP business
  • Act as the quarterback and owner of the internal pre-sale process
  • Create media plans in internal order management system and agency/client facing templates based on rate and inventory guidelines, client KPIs and packaging strategies 
  • Own internal planning tool to ensure media plans are staying in line with cost of sale guidelines 
  • Responsible for being an expert in Vox Media diverse lines of business and media product stack to match solutions with advertising objectives 
  • Provide proposal ideas, package solutions and distribution strategy based on client KPIs, lead times and deal margins
  • Partner with Systems & Inventory team to make informed pricing and yield management decisions
  • Coordinate internal answers to pre-sale client questions, from RFP to sell through 
  • Book and maintain reservations for all proposals throughout the sales cycle, pitch to wrap 
  • Partner with post sale teams to share pre-sale intel to ensure a smooth pre-to-post handoff
  • Partner with Account Strategist in post sale to ensure order management system is up to date and accurate  


  • 2+ years experience planning for high volume, and/or integrated digital advertising campaigns
  • Agency and/or publisher experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to be strategic in pre-sale, aligning client KPIs with appropriate product offerings, while also factoring in past historical knowledge
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to articulate clearly and effective
  • Team player, and can partner with multiple teams, including Sales, Account Strategy, and integrated marketing teams

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.



This job can be either fully remote or flex (requiring 3 days a week in one of our offices located in Chicago or NYC). We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.




This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.



Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (



Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.


The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

Pay Range

$60,000—$70,000 USD

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