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Media Planner/Buyer

Firespring Lincoln, NE

Job Description

Looking for a new gig? Well, you’re in luck.

Firespring, one of Nebraska’s fastest-growing companies, is looking for a rock star to join our crew. In corporate speak, we provide creative, print, interactive and strategic solutions for nearly 9,000 brands, businesses and nonprofits all over the world. But nobody gets excited about corporate speak, so here’s the real scoop.

  • We bask in the Silicon Prairie, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Firespring only hires passionate, ambitious people—the type who “bring it” every day, have each other’s back and truly give a shit.
  • With clients in all 50 states and 12 countries across six continents, you could say we get around.
  • Inc. Magazine named us one of 50 honorees nationwide for their inaugural Best Workplaces Award in 2016.
  • We love to give back to the community. In fact, Firespringers receive a paid day off every month to volunteer for a nonprofit of their choice.
  • In 2014, we became the first Certified B Corporation in Nebraska, joining 2,000+ companies leading a global movement to redefine success in business.
  • Our B Corp status cements our core purpose of leveraging our people, products and profit as a force for good.

That’s the skinny on who we are. Now we want to tell you about who we’re looking for.

Job Description

Ready for some new friends? You’ll be working closely with our Marketing & Print Team and will be responsible for all aspects of media services. Not only conceptualizing through research, strategies and planning, but also the negotiating, buying/placement, trafficking, post buy analysis and client invoicing/reconciliation. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive client and vendor relationships. Smiles are key.

If you agree, read on.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • You cultivate and maintain client relationships.

  • You consistently portray a professional image.

  • You possess strong mathematical abilities. And you aren’t afraid to show them.

  • You are reliable, accountable and flexible.

  • You communicate all relevant information between the client and the creative team.

  • You ensure the client’s complete satisfaction.

  • You have an attention to detail that rivals Sherlock.


  • Flexibility and leadership is huge. If you're a team player, let’s talk.

  • Ability to coordinate many ongoing projects simultaneously is key. If you have the skills, be ready to prove it.

  • Understanding of basic media research tools including Arbitron and Nielsen ratings goes without saying.

  • You have a broad knowledge of all media including but not limited to television, radio, newspaper, magazine, out-of-home, and digital.

  • More than proficient with Word and Excel. You would throw around the word “veteran” easily.

  • You have specific knowledge of STRATA buying software (or similar media buying program: Advantage, etc.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Three or more years of experience with all forms of media, including traditional and digital (digital guru a plus). Agency work is also something you have known and loved before.

Compensation and Benefits

  • SalaryYou don’t need to go to the grocery store to bring home the bacon. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • 401(k)Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now we’re helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • FunMillions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it—that’s not the case here. We have an indoor slide, a game room that includes shuffleboard, a pool table, a foosball table, a ping pong table and more. To put it mildly, we’re serious about having fun.
  • Miscellaneous benefitsNot all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you’ll enjoy while working here include unlimited soda, tea and beer. And don’t worry about your duds—business-casual is the dress code here. Still looking to make your cubicle-shackled friends jealous of your new gig? Our company-wide social and recreational activities are sure to do just that.

Ready to come aboard?

Please include a cover letter. Resumes without one won't be considered. Seriously.

While we genuinely appreciate your interest in employment with Firespring, we can only respond to the most qualified candidates.

Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.

Job Details

Date Posted November 21, 2018
Date Closes December 21, 2018
Address 1201 Infinity Court
Located In Lincoln, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists
Zipcode 68516
Name Kasey Sendgraff
Address 1201 Infinity Court
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone 402-437-0000

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Casual Dress
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Dry Cleaning / Laundry
  • Financial Planning
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • Holiday Party
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Remote Access
  • Sick Leave
  • Sports Teams / Leagues
  • Subsidized Lunches
  • Time-off to Pursue Interests
  • Travel Stipends
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Pre-Sales Consultant

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  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
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