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Media Analyst

The Big Picture - Job summary

Looking for a position with a political consulting firm as the 2016 election heats up? The Media Analyst within the Ops team will participate in preparing and executing media buys at Øptimus. Focusing immediately on expert execution of TV ad buying, the role will have plenty of opportunity to expand into other mediums including digital. You’ll plan buys based on changing rate cards, process buy sheets, and QA the final placement to ensure the plans are flawlessly executed. On the Ops team, no two days are the same. You will work on multiple projects, work with data used in hundreds of thousands of ad buys, help streamline our current workflow in concert with our Development team, and use MacGyver-like skills to munge all kinds of crazy data sets, just to name a few.


About You - Some of the qualifications we’re looking for

  • Must be able to learn quickly and juggle multiple projects with moving deadlines.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.
  • Must have strong background in Excel -- you need to know how to do a proper v-lookup.
  • Having completed courses or experience in SQL, data warehousing, machine learning, data mining, is especially desired.
  • Some background using data manipulation tools is desired (i.e. R and/or Python) -- knowledge of Python is strongly desired, though this is not a development role.
  • Previous experience with the TV buying process, such as rate cards, buy sheets, and placement is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience with digital ad buying is a plus.
  • A passion for politics is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with political campaigns or similar marketing efforts is a plus.
  • Knowing how campaigns work, even if you don't think it's relevant – like going door-to-door in a neighborhood or working phone banks – can be very helpful.
  • A mindset that anything can be solved with the right mix of data manipulation tools is a must.  


About Us - A look at life at Øptimus

The Øptimus team has a wealth of diverse life and career experiences that allow us to think outside of the box and ahead of the curve. You'll get the opportunity to work at a firm pushing the boundaries of data-driven decision making; as one client put it, we do “magical things” with computers and math. And have a good time doing it. Life at Øptimus includes lunches on our wrap around patio, debates over who shot first between Han Solo or Greedo, and a nacho cheese machine in the office.


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