Director, Media

Strategy · Atlanta, Georgia
Department Strategy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Dagger is a close-knit group of deeply driven, passionate, innovative thinkers, makers, and doers. We’re looking for another stellar addition to our team to help us cultivate ideas that strengthen our client offerings, win more awards, and achieve our goal to be the most compelling agency Atlanta has ever seen.

We are hiring a Director, Media to lead our fast-growing, ambitious media arm. As a seasoned media enthusiast, you’re well-versed in digital and traditional media landscapes, with a laser focus on translating your expertise to clients’ business goals. You’re keenly able to balance leading, mentoring and nurturing a team with servicing clients with a high degree of excellence. With no ego, you’re part visionary, part coach, and part practitioner -- flexing up and flexing down to elevate the team when needed.  This role will have high interaction with leadership, while fostering integration and communication across all departments and partner agencies. 

How can you tell if this role is right for you?

If you have:

  • 8-10+ years of integrated media planning experience 
  • 4+ years of management experience, including building and growing teams
  • Proven experience in leading a broad spectrum of clients (size, category and results)
  • 360 digital experience  (Social, Search, Programmatic)

And you’re really good at:

  • Maintaining knowledge of current online media trends and emerging technologies
  • Leading and equipping a team of media professionals across digital and traditional media, paid social, search, and programmatic media to effectively plan and buy all program components
  • Overseeing, and at times authoring, a variety of media documents including timelines, POVs, RFPs, audience segmentations, plans, and agreements 
  • Pivoting based on changing needs of clients and current marketing climate without losing a sense of the greater goal
  • Collaborating on new business opportunities, including responding to RFPs, driving pitch strategies, scoping and pitching
  • Building business cases for media platforms and tools for clients and the agency
  • Applying your successes and experiences in media planning and strategy to an integrated and cross-functional team
  • Inspiring your team to think of new, unique and unexpected solutions 
  • Building, maintaining and growing key client relationships and client business

...we’d love to meet you. Apply today!


Join an award-winning team, named one of Ad Age’s 2021 Best Places to Work, the recipient of a 2020 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year Award (Silver, Southeast), and consecutively listed in Adweek’s 100 fastest-growing agencies (2019, 2020).

  • Comprehensive health & wellness benefits and generous paid time off
  • Paid Parental and Adoption/Caregiver Leave
  • Continuing Education stipend
  • Company-wide social events like Happy Hours, retreats, and more! (We're remote for now, but keeping the human connection alive with socially-distanced team events.)
  • Wellness Fridays
  • On-site cafe with barista on staff in addition to complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Dog-friendly office in Old Fourth Ward with direct access to the BeltLine

Who We Are

Dagger is a full-service creative agency leading the way in Atlanta. Driving clients’ business outcomes with a nimble, media-company mindset, we innovate new ways to capture attention by distributing valuable content across media. Butter.ATL, Dagger’s in-house media company (a 2020 Webby Award honoree), is Atlanta’s definitive culture channel and a sought-after stage for the city’s cultural icons. Equipped with in-house content production capabilities, Dagger offers brand and content strategy, storytelling, campaign thinking, media connections, and more.

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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor