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Senior Media Manager

Strategy & Insights – Atlanta, Georgia
Department Strategy & Insights
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Built after the era of mobile and social proliferation, Dagger is a strategic content agency designed to lead brands within today’s fast-moving, consumer-driven marketplace. We believe that to prosper, brands must behave more like media companies — innovating new ways to capture people’s attention by distributing culturally relevant content across all forms of media.

We are looking for a Senior Media Manager to provide media leadership within Dagger by applying expertise in all digital media principles to a client’s business. This role works with our Creative and Strategy teams to translate client goals and objectives into actionable items. Under management of the Media Supervisor, the Senior Media Manager role will have high growth opportunities to lead a team of social practitioners toward client success as the department grows, while fostering integration and communication across all departments and partner agencies.

You are accountable for:

  • Guiding and driving media strategies for client account(s) and helping to set overall objectives

  • Working with Strategy and Creative to ensure media team is providing thought leadership and platform-endemic best practices

  • Building, maintaining and growing client relationships and client business

  • Overseeing, authoring and/or constructively editing and reviewing the writing of media documents (timelines, POVs, RFPs, plans, agreements, client memos, and correspondence from within and outside the agency).

  • Primary contact with Account Management for project initiation/status, setting of realistic timelines, and level-setting expectations and roles for new projects

  • Preparing plan presentations and overseeing preparation of media plan presentation elements

  • Supervising, directing and reviewing the development and implementation of specified media plans.

  • Leading client presentations.

  • Developing a successful team of media planners through coaching and mentoring; conducting annual performance appraisals and providing regular feedback (future-state)

You are capable of:

  • Asking thoughtful questions – and LOTS of them!

  • Managing the scheduling, posting, tracking advertising and compiling performance reports

  • Leading weekly media meetings with clients and provide insight into weekly online media results

  • Maintaining knowledge of current online media trends, emerging technology, creative and providing training to Dagger employees when necessary.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with media publishers and internal agency counterparts

  • Understanding and adopting new trends and/or processes applying the media company mindset for clients and for Dagger

  • Reviewing site invoices and work with Operations and Account Service to ensure accurate payment and prepare campaign reconciliations.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong team leadership skills, including the capacity to guide junior members of the team.

  • Must be a self-starter, with strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to dimensionalize strategic direction into a roadmap for both clients and team members

  • Familiarity with basic accounting/math principles; statistical analysis experience is a plus

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors

  • Experience managing multiple, competing priorities, duties and/or projects


Join a close-knit, award winning team, recently named to Inc. 5000's List of the Nation's Fastest Growing Companies and listed in Atlanta Business Chronicle's Best Places To Work.

  • Paid Parental and Adoption/Caregiver Leave

  • Continuing Education stipend

  • 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

  • Company wide social events (Happy Hours and more!)

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