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Advertising & Marketing Resources in Canada: How To Find What You Need, When You Need It.

Check out my latest blog post for FreshGigs.ca on how to track down the information you need online. There’s a link to an amazing salary guide for pretty much every advertising and marketing job known to man. Are you being underpaid?

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You Better Work: March Madness

Happy Monday. The first day back after Daylight savings. If you were like me, you had some difficulty prying yourself out of bed this morning. Luckily I get to go to a job that I love every day. For the rest of you who may not enjoy your current employment situations, here are some job openings:
  • Active Network seeks a Marketing Specialist (Link)
  • Edgewater Casino needs a Marketing Director (Link)
  • Lululemon needs a Creative Director (Apparel). This role requires you participate in yoga and fitness classes. (Link)
  • CHUM Radio needs an Account Manager for The Beat 94.5 and 103.5 QMFM (Link)
  • Vancouver Community College (VCC) needs a Communications Production Coordinator. (Link)
  • TAXI Creative needs a Mac Artist / Digital Illustrator in Vancouver, an Account Manager in Calgary and a Creative Talent Manager, Account Manager and Digital Strategist in Toronto. (Link)
  • DDB Vancouver needs a Writer, an Account Director, Account Supervisor, and Account Executive. (Link)
  • For those of you with tangible skills, Wasserman Vancouver needs a Senior Web Application Developer (Link)
  • Are you an Interactive Account Manger, Web Developer or Flash/OOP programmer in need of a job? Contact Noise Digital Inc. (Link)
  • Hot Tomali needs Freelance Art Director & Copywriter, as well as a Freelance PHP Programmer and a Web Interface Developer. (Link)
  • Rogers Broadcasting is looking for a Weekend Announcer on Star FM Chilliwack. (Link)
  • The Rick Hansen Foundation is seeking a Specialist, Relay Media Relations. (Link)
  • CBC Radio Canada needs a Reporter-Editor (English). (Link)
  • And last but not least, Public Dreams Society needs a Special Events Coordinator. (Link)

I'm just going to need you to sign here so you can take this job and shove it.


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You Better Work! International Edition

Calling all media managers and directors, I have just been informed of three job openings overseas. Here are the details.

Two Media Manager roles available – one in Dubai, and one in Abu Dhabi. Well-known, respectable agency.

Media Managers: $5100-6800 USD Tax free salary per month ($61,200-$81,600 USD Tax Free a year)

Medical/benefits, Vacation, flight home yearly. This is a permanent full-time contract – one month notice period if the employee wants to leave the contract early.   End of service benefits would be paid when employee leaves the company (minimum one year of work) – this works out to 22 days pay of basic salary per year.

Must have Media Planning experience and ideally from the agency side or even if they have done both agency and client side.

Director role: $6800 – $8900 tax-free USD per month and same benefits as above.


Media Manager


Responsible for quality of media planning and buying for the team including development of objectives, strategies and plans and developing skills and knowledge base of the team.  The Media Manager is also responsible for the overall client satisfaction, ensuring that all deliverables are being met in a timely manner and at best quality.

Reporting lines

Report directly to Media Director

Qualification requirement

Minimum 4 years of Media planning

Exposure to clients

Client management & senior management

Job Description

  • Full control on communication planning & strategic output
  • Understand marketing objectives and strategies for all the team’s Clients and ensures media objectives and strategies are on target
  • Provide direction to planners and buyers in the team regarding implementation of media buys ensuring they are consistent with the approved plan
  • Provides training to planners in proper methods of preparing, evaluating and implementing media plans
  • Establish and recommend training needs within the team
  • Involvement in major media negotiations for Clients within their portfolio. This should be in conjunction with the Media Director and Buying Director
  • Functions as a primary contact between Client Service and the Client management for all strategic requests.
  • Provide direction regarding competitive reporting and media planning and carries overall responsibility for preparation, format, interpretation and presentation to Client
  • Maintains strong relationship with media suppliers
  • Responsible for the growth and development of team members ensuring their skills are up to excellent standards
  • Ensuring value added deliverables to clients on a continuous basis
  • Carries out communication planning presentations & reviews
  • Carries out semi-annual & annual reviews
  • Regional planning for accounts, synchronization & regional presentations.
  • Work on pitches & new businesses.
  • Ensure best practices with other teams in the agency.
  • Full responsibility on innovation output of the teams
  • Business Dynamics & profitability analysis
  • Contribute to innovation idea generation
  • Contribute and work on New Business plans
  • Business profitability and financial analysis
  • Intelligence  monitoring including  Store visits
  • Engage with the company and contribute with ideas on company and client level.
  • Master Digital Media planning


Media Director

I. Qualification requirement

Bachelor degree

Minimum 7 years of media planning

II. Role

Drives and leads the media team, interpretation of advertising strategies and is responsible for quality of media planning, presentations and buying for all business of the team. Also responsible for the administration and organization of the team and development of staff.

III. Reporting lines

To General Manager

IV. Exposure to clients

Top management clients, agencies

V. Job Description

  • Full understanding of all Clients marketing strategies and objectives
  • Control of major media strategy and media objectives
  • Quality control of all written media evaluations, recommendations and presentations to Clients
  • Lead new business pitches
  • Pro-actively seek creative media opportunities appropriate to specific clients
  • Provide media opinion on behalf of the agency
  • Remain up-to-date on industry research and drive development in this area
  • Ensure media research and analysis is correctly used in the team
  • Build a strong profile in the industry
  • Involved in all major Client negotiations with the media together with Buying Director
  • Ensure all Client budgets are being controlled
  • Responsible for the professionalism and performance of their team
  • Responsible for the structure of the team to ensure to ensure its smooth operation
  • Ensure the team maintains a good relationship with all clients, media owners and others in the agency
  • Provide training for the team to improve professionalism and keep young talent in the company
  • Advise on resources needed within the team
  • Ensure best practices flow between offices
  • Lead best practices presentations internally with office
  • Contribute to innovation idea generation
  • Set and lead New Business plans
  • Business profitability and financial analysis
  • Set plans increasing profitability on account and agency level.
  • Intelligence  monitoring including  Store visits
  • Engage with the company and contribute with ideas on company and client level.
  • Exposure and contribution to Digital Media planning

Interested in these roles? Send me an email at jenn at fusioncommunicationsgroup.com

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You Better Work!

Jobs found around the internet today:
  • Big Bad Boo Animation Studios is looking for experienced writers for a children’s comedy TV series. (Link)
  • Best Buy / Future Shop is still trying to find a contract Print Production person. (Link)
  • An Online Search Marketing Specialist is needed over at Tourism, Culture & the Arts. (Government job!) (Link)
  • Engine Digital needs an Interactive Production Designer and a Sr. Art Director. (Link)
  • Metro Vancouver needs a Communications Assistant. (Link)

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    Get To Work!

    Good morning, friends. To kick-start the day, here are a few media/marketing job postings from around the interwebs!

    The Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver needs a regional director of Public Relations. (Link)

    The Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) is looking for a Lead Writer for their Propaganda Games division. (Link)

    Invoke, who was recently featured on Mashable has a few openings including a Technical Manager, Web Developer, Project Manager and a Sales Associate. (Link)

    The City of New Westminster is looking for a Communications Coordinator. (Link)

    And Future Shop is looking for a temporary 1-year contract Category Marketing Specialist. (Link)

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    Vancouver Ad Agency Jobs

    Yesterday’s job posts seemed to be quite a hit. So let’s start today off with another one. Engine Digital Inc. is looking to hire a Sr. Art Director, Development Manager and an Intermediate Flash Developer. Check out the details here.

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    Monday Jobs

    From indeed.ca:

    Marketing Project Coordinator, Canadian Western Bank http://bit.ly/9ZQjzF
    Director of Marketing, Food http://bit.ly/c5UfMX
    Marketing Manager, Office Team http://bit.ly/c4i7YJ

    Rethink is still looking for an Interactive Art Director http://bit.ly/bq0hg2 and a Junior Interactive Designer http://bit.ly/994WTE.

    www.MediaJobSearchCanada.com continues to post more jobs in BC. The World Wildlife Foundation is looking for a Communications Specialist http://bit.ly/9QVMwg and Pattison Outdoor is seeking an Account Executive http://bit.ly/c4wvjc .

    MJSC.com is a good site and worth checking back every week or so.  You can search by Province or by job category. There are a considerable amount of jobs out East, but I personally don’t plan on relocating. At least not yet.

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