Associate Media Director

Who We Are

DNA is an independent creative agency in the Metropolis-meets-Mother-Nature hotbed of Seattle. Our thing? We make love between people and brands. How do we do it? By helping brands be entertaining, engaging, relevant and useful, day in and day out. What it requires of us is curiosity, courage, talent, honesty, hard work and a healthy dose of magic. At DNA, we have a ‘maker’ mentality where creativity lives in every department, where new voices and perspectives are nurtured, and we never, ever forget that the work is the boss.

Associate Media Director Overview

You’re an experienced, integrated media professional that will oversee our media team of Supervisors and Planners.

You see being in a full-service creative shop as a competitive advantage and advantageous to building a better media plan.

You’re not just looking to fit in, but to both contribute and lead accounts. As AMD at DNA you are both strategic and willing to roll up your sleeves and get into the work. You’ll work directly with clients, train your team, develop strategies, plans and buys, and execute like the world class media pro you are. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of your colleagues, ideas, client business, and the agency as a whole.

Being a leader also means you understand and appreciate the value of being a good partner. You’ll partner with your media colleagues and your cross-department lines to truly integrate with strategy, creative, design and any other part of our DNA family that helps us do more meaningful work. Externally, you embrace the opportunity to build trust and partnerships with clients, never settling for being just another media team. Likewise, you’re making every effort to make media vendors, sales reps and strategic partners feel like an extension of our team, developing the relationships that will help deliver your clients the very best (and newest) ideas.

You will report directly to the Director of Media and Communications Planning.

Role and Responsibilities

As Associate Media Director you’ll be actively involved in our key clients– with varying needs, responsibilities and staffing support. Certain accounts you may have regular support – senior and junior – while others may have limited support and necessitate more personal ownership. You’ll be expected to represent media and exemplify DNA’s integrated process, bringing critical and strategic media thinking to briefs, working closely with creative teams to help energize and amplify their ideas, and build best-in-class media plans with both relevant and impactful placements that deliver on client business goals. In doing so, you’ll foster meaningful partnerships with clients and other relevant internal/external partners.


  • Bachelor of Arts, equivalent or relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience developing strategic and creative media recommendations, and stewarding media plans through to completion with success and excellence. Experience within a creatively led, integrated agency preferred.
  • Ability to effectively manage your time, and a team of planners, to deliver high-level results across multiple clients with limited supervision.
  • Proactive critical and creative thinker with the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  • Embraces the challenge of bringing big, bold and new ideas to the table.
  • A team player – always humble, always curious, always learning and always willing to extend a helping hand.
  • Strong experience in digital media, with high-level understanding of planning, buying and activation across channels.
  • Experience building and presenting holistic cross-channel media plans that deliver consensus against concept ideas with internal teams, partners and clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Keynote, MRI, Nielsen Ad Intel and other similar or relevant research & reporting resources.


  • Salary DOE
  • 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision
  • Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability
  • 401K Plan
  • Personalized PTO (Our version of unlimited PTO)
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave

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