Senior Media Manager

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Media Manager - Pod Media Lead

Are you a driven media expert with a passion for producing world class media strategies and coordinating the delivery of them? The Global Media Planning Team within EG Media are looking for a talented individual to strategically lead and coordinate the media output across markets for each Expedia Group brand.

The Pod Media Lead is responsible for setting the Strategic Media Approach for each brand and ensuring all outputs across market deliver against it. They are the champion for their brand, building alignment with interdependent stakeholders in the wider Brand Organisation and provide direction to enable the Media Planning and Investment teams to design holistic media strategies and plans and execute them.

What you will do:

  • Develop each brand’s annual strategic media approach and supervises all media outputs to ensure adoption

  • Provide innovative ideas and approaches to assist Comms Planning’s development of Comms Framework

  • Collaborate to determine allocation of capital x-markets, x-pods and incremental funding asks

  • Pod specific point of contact and fully engaged in Pod’s operations

  • Interact with wider Brand Org to set expectations and timelines regarding media planning and output

  • Work with interdependent stakeholders in Brand Org to provide / extract necessary information

  • Design EG Media interaction process with Brand Org and supervise adoption

  • Attend Pod meetings and include EG Media Planning & Buying talent in relevant meetings

  • Provide continuous media planning updates to Pod and MeSo operations

  • Provide continuous Pod and MeSo updates to EG Media teams

  • Collaborate with Planning Leads to coordinate planning and response to Comms Planning Media Briefs

  • Accept MeSo channel specific briefs and coordinate the planning and response of media

  • Synthesise market specific schematics and reports into global views and socialise in relevant forums

  • Collaborate with Creative Org to ensure media/creative alignment and determine required assets and delivery timelines

  • Escalate urgent issues into correct forums

  • Ensure consistent output x-market and x-pod

  • Analyses and evaluate global media learnings and work with Media Planning / Pods to act upon them

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field; or in equivalent relevant professional field

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in a media related role

  • Strategic media planning knowledge either working in an agency, inhouse or managing an agency

  • Ability to synthesize detailed information into relevant wider views

  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills

  • Consultative approach

  • Strong interpersonal, expectation management, and stakeholder alignment skills

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work assignments

  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and drive solutions


About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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