We're KennedyC

An award-winning, mid-size, full-service advertising agency in Madison, Wisconsin. Since 1983, we’ve hired the best marketing minds to stay ahead of the curve.

We’re different because

Our new employees don’t use training wheels. As soon as you’re hired and up to speed, you can make real change for our clients. Prove yourself, do good work, and you’ll have the kind of access and opportunity your friends envy.

You'll love us because

KennedyC employees genuinely like working together. We respect the unique skill sets that every person can offer, and we look for ways to let employees express passion and ideas. You can make friends and connections at KennedyC that last a lifetime.

Company Profile

Kennedy Communications, a full-service advertising agency in Madison, WI that provides integrated advertising and interactive campaigns for local, regional, national, and international clients, is seeking a Media Buyer.

Qualified candidates will be organized, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills in order to successfully negotiate and coordinate media planning and buying. In addition to assisting the media director, the Media Buyer will work closely with account executives, creative team, and accounting department to ensure that from start to finish all aspects of media plans are executed.

  • Prepares, places and maintains media plans based on briefings from account executives and team strategy meetings
  • Negotiates and purchases television, OOH, radio, print, and streaming audio/video media buys
  • Utilize buying software (Strata, Media Tools) to create and manage media plans
  • Books media space and issues insertion orders, insertion cancellations and media change requests
  • Assists in media planning functions, as required by media team lead, i.e. coordinating with media vendors, preparing campaign insights for client meetings or internal strategy discussions
  • Provides thoughtful recommendations and insight on how to achieve clients’ goal on a given platform with the budget available
  • Coordinates with account executives to ensure publication creative deadlines are met
  • Maintains contact with media advertising representatives
  • Generates and/or maintains media reference files
  • Provides research for media planning
  • Compiles and interprets media data and statistics
  • Approves media invoices and settles billing discrepancies with publications as needed
  • Reviews tear sheets to determine if publications have run correct size, position, color, etc. as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 - 5 years media experience (agency or station)
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Exemplary math skills
  • Strong curiosity in learning new media and educating staff and clients
  • Competitive Compensation & Benefits
To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject 'Media Buyer'.
About the Job

You'll have a great opportunity to grow into a bigger role. The Associate Account Executive will assist the Client Service department in managing the contact between the agency and client accounts.

Reports To
Senior Account Supervisors

Associate Account Executive Role
  • Assists in the execution of projects associated with client plans
  • Prepares documents and presentations for requested meetings
  • Participates and helps prepare for agency meetings (internal and other)
  • Assists Account Executives in the creation of annual strategic marketing plans, inclusive of budgets
  • Inputs projects into Project Bubble
  • Per the plan, works with each department to manage projects to achieve on-time completion
  • Assists in obtaining and presenting metrics/results
  • Has knowledge of and takes initiative to learn and keeps apprised of client's brand, industry trends, markets, competitive landscape, products and services
  • May be responsible for agency and client research
  • May handle limited account work
  • Attends regularly held staff meetings to check on project statuses
  • Represents agency at industry and community functions
Required Skills & Experience

Preferred 1-2 years of advertising agency experience or related marketing experience; effective communicator; self-starter; excellent attention to detail; some proficiency in both traditional and digital marketing tools; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


Commensurate with experience, Competitive Benefits Package

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject Associate Account Executive.

Looking for an internship?
We’re not currently offering internship opportunities, but thank you for your interest.