Columbus, Ohio

Account Planner- Ad Sales

Spectrum Reach is looking for a dynamic Account Planner to support our media market in (location)

Spectrum Reach ( grows businesses of all sizes with custom, multiscreen advertising solutions, backed by the power of TV, data, innovation, community experts, and unforgettable creative.
What You Will Do
The Account Planner is a strategic partner to Account Executives. This position plays a key role in translating customer advertising objectives into data driven and effective ad schedules. This key team member is integral in helping the sales team to maximize multiscreen solutions, which has a direct impact on our ability to deliver and exceed on clients marketing and advertising expectations. This individual will have a passion for marketing and advertising sales and will be closely aligned with other sales team members and cross functional groups. This position requires strong communication skills and strong attention to detail, in a faced paced sales environment.


  • Proactively pulls information from Client Needs Analysis and works with Account Executives to understand client marketing objectives.

  • Create effective data driven multi-screen advertising schedules for all clients.

  • Utilize Kantar, Polk, Nielsen, comScore, Set Top Box data and other research metrics to make proposal recommendations.

  • Create presentations that can be delivered as complete solutions achieving all client needs; partner with Marketing and Research functions to pull information to tell the appropriate story to clients.

  • Maximize inventory usage to ensure proposal delivery.

  • Create an open honest communication line with all Account Executives (May need to balance the competing needs of multiple Account Executives at the same time).

  • Be able to sell through the rationale of each campaign recommendation for the Account Executive to deliver to the client and be grounded in research and data to achieve client objectives.

  • Regularly meet and gather feedback on the client schedules that were built to understand necessary changes to improve future schedules.

  • Compare purchased schedule with the original avail to ensure delivery against client needs.

  • Utilize tools to ensure all necessary accounts meet Posting requirements.

  • Partner with Account Executives and clients on best practices and effectiveness of multi-screen campaigns.

  • Work closely with Pricing and Inventory to ensure that all inventory is used effectively and priced appropriately.

  • Work cross functionally to create and incorporate local packages into schedules.

What We Are Looking For

  • 1+ years of experience in media sales a strong plus

  • Knowledge of cable television, digital products, and advanced advertising products is a plus.

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communications with overarching skill to translate data, information, and research into powerful points of viewability to craft and tell a compelling story.

  • Previous experience supporting a team of Sales, advertising, or marketing professionals is helpful but not required. Previous experience in an Ad Agency, Media, and/or Ad Sales team is highly preferred.

  • Experience and strong knowledge of research databases, tools and applications, including (but not limited to) Nielsen, Scarborough, MRI, Kantar, BIA/Kelsey, eMarketer, and comScore are helpful.

  • Familiarity with and experience in digital marketing; understanding of online campaign development, metrics, and optimization strategies.

  • Needs to have the ability to decipher between client needs, for example, branding campaigns VS call to action and the difference between those schedules

  • Familiar with writing rationales and/or agency POVs (point of views)

  • Clear knowledge of media terms as well as media formulas & calculations. Experience estimating ratings is helpful.

  • Ability to back-up work and have good logic to creating schedules

  • Bachelors degree in Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or related field, or equivalent work experience preferred.

ASA300 293425 293425BR

Columbus, Ohio

Spectrum's Product and Services are powered and innovated by Charter Communications, Inc. the leading broadband communications company in the United States. Our company provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. The advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. News and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand.  

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