Media Strategist


SOCIALDEVIANT is looking for a Media Strategist to join our ambitious, infinitely kind, and limitlessly composed team of DEVIANTs in our West Loop Chicago Office.

At SOCIALDEVIANT, we’re obsessed with helping our clients grow their brands faster with bigger impact, by creating magnetic brands: passion brands that attract the right audiences. It requires collaboration among insights and data, strategy, and creative. That’s why we look for talent who love to both think AND do.

We are looking for full-time DEVIANTs to help us build this incredible company and work with some of the world’s most fascinating brands. We offer incredible benefits, a fantastic work location and space, forward-thinking work philosophies and a chance to make a huge difference.

Are you a DEVIANT? Let’s find out.

Overall Role Description

The Media Strategist will be instrumental in helping to grow the business and drive success. You will be developing / producing cross-channel action plans for advertising campaigns across a wide range of business. This role is expected to work independently to execute against existing policies while also proactively recommending new, cutting edge programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop integrated paid media plans that will drive our clients’ businesses forward, from recommended budgets to tactical planning

  • Develop target audiences by analyzing available demographic, psychographic, and behavioral data

  • Present plans and ongoing optimizations and recommendations to our clients in order to gain approval

  • Create innovative solutions and resolving problems, managing the flow of client-related media issues based on changes in direction, goals, and budgets

  • Maintain budget control and ensure flawless execution of plans by owning buys / schedules

  • Own relationships with external media agencies and partners, as appropriate

  • Lead best practices on paid media across the SOCIALDEVIANT group



  • 4 - 6 Years of Media Planning / Buying experience

  • Experience in digital media planning / buying, especially in the following areas: social, display, video, programmatic, search, and native

  • Understanding of both traditional and digital media

  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources in an ever-changing and extremely fast-paced environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to be both a “thinker” and a “doer”, linking the two to create breakthrough and flawless media experiences

  • Proven understanding of progressive content concepts and domains across multiple media

  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • An eagerness to collaborate with both internal teams and our clients

  • Above all, kindness, composure, and relentless curiosity



Here's how to apply.

This position is based in Chicago. Please email with your résumé / CV, and Media Strategist 2018 in the subject line. In the body of your email, please let us know why you're interested in the role, and what makes you a good fit. Thank you for your interest and for helping us spread the word!