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Media Director

About Us

Inspiring travel, promoting physical and mental health, and encouraging safer roadways are just some of the amazing ways we do work as a full-service agency in persuasive communications. Odney was founded in 1985 on the premise that good advertising creates awareness, but effective advertising influences, moves, and motivates. We do our homework. We use research to understand markets, develop effective messages, and plan smart strategies.?? 

Our mentality for excellence pushes each of us to dig deep for our clients yet respecting that we have invigorating and important lives outside the boundaries of our careers. Those things deserve time, attention, and quality benefits. It is the well-rounded, supported person that thrives the most. We invite you to join us.?

Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced media director with a strong track record of developing and executing strategic traditional media plans backed by big ideas, trends and data.  The right candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a strong desire to tackle client goals and challenges.  We are looking for a pro at negotiating with vendors, executing plans, reconciling invoices and reporting on campaign performance. This position can be remote, however, we are headquartered in Bismarck, ND. 


  • Analyze research to provide strategic, insights-driven traditional media recommendations 
  • Develop innovative media strategies with a complete understanding of traditional media and consumption behaviors 
  • Formulate, write and present media recommendations as part of the brand strategy to both clients and internal teams 
  • Compile and analyze relevant metrics on an ongoing basis to optimize schedules, analyze media alternatives and make recommendations 
  • Optimize plans and budgets according to the best media mix and provide ongoing actionable insights into campaign performance to stakeholders 
  • Stay informed of industry trends, emerging media platforms and audience behavior  
  • Negotiate best possible rates with media partners 
  • Monitor buys in progress, arrange for make-goods and credits, and be responsible for the post-buy results of all buys 
  • Lead strategy and placement of broadcast television, cable, radio, out-of-home and print media nationwide and in Canada 
  • Identify large-scale sponsorship and experiential marketing opportunities nationwide  
  • Continually be on the lookout for new traditional opportunities  
  • Manage traditional media team by providing leadership, mentorship and guidance  
  • Engage and collaborate with clients, vendor sales teams, account executives and other agency departments 
  • Work closely with accounting to ensure paid media billings are reflected on client invoices 
  • Assist with business development needs such as creating strategies and tactics and articulating them in requests for proposals (RFP) on behalf of the agency 
  • Maintain campaign budget 


  • Degree in Advertising, Marketing or equivalent 
  • Minimum of 10 years of agency media buying experience 
  • Experience with Advantage is preferred 
  • Firm grasp of emerging media tools and technology 
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills 
  • Strong working knowledge of standard media resources and tools 
  • Proven problem-solving ability 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, strict deadlines and in a fast-paced environment 


  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Supplemental Insurance 
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account 
  • Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k)  
  • PTO and Sick Leave 
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave 
  • Infant-at-Work Program 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Flexible Scheduling 


Please send your resume to Michael Pierce, VP of Media Strategy, at mpierce@odney.com