Associate Media Planner/Buyer

Walz Tetrick is looking for an Associate Media Planner/Buyer to join our media team. If you are a self-starter who is extremely detail-oriented and organized, you may be just the right fit. This position will be exposed to strategic planning and deeply involved in tactical execution. 

We’re looking for candidates who prefer to juggle a variety of projects and responsibilities and who won’t be frazzled by switching gears on a moment’s notice. This position will work in a team environment, as well as independently. Strong candidates will be eager to learn and willing to go above and beyond.

  • Compile detailed specs and deadlines for media plans.
  • Request and gather information from media vendors.
  • Develop point of views (POVs) on media opportunities for submission to clients.
  • Negotiation, strategy and placement of out-of-home and print advertising.
  • Order and confirm media schedules.
  • Work with accounting to reconcile invoices and analyze billing discrepancies.
  • Utilize and understand syndicated media research tools.
  • Help conduct research for media planning and buying.
  • Compile research data and create competitive analysis slides and insights.
  • Assist in RFP process, evaluation of vendor proposals.
  • Collaborate with Planners and Buyers on buy dashboard recaps and post-performance reporting.

  • One to five years of experience in media planning/buying media.
  • Strata, Ad Intel and Google mapping experience is a plus but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and keep a positive attitude.
About Walz Tetrick

Walz Tetrick is a full-service marketing, creative and media agency in Kansas City. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named Walz Tetrick one of its Top 10 Small Businesses in 2022, honoring our resilience, innovation and values. Though we’ve been around since 1967, we approach every opportunity with the same zeal we did when we were just getting started. We look for associates, partners and clients who share that enthusiasm and appreciate our all-in approach to brand activation. With each day, we harness more tools and information to illuminate our way.

Walz Tetrick offers an office culture like no other. CEO Charlie Tetrick values his employees and creates a uniquely positive and supportive culture. We work and play as a family. Our current work hours are “in office” Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with an option to “work from anywhere” Tuesday and Friday.

We’re proud of our strong benefits package that includes a 401(k) with an employer match, long-term disability and dental insurance. We offer excellent health insurance, and the agency pays 90 percent of the employees’ premiums with an option to add a spouse and family. We have a generous paid time off policy that includes days to volunteer at a charity of your choice.

If you’re passionate, strategic, collaborative and kind, with a dose of scrappy thrown in, we want to meet you.

Interested? Excited? We are too!

Email your resume and cover letter to