Traditional/Digital Media Buyer


LOCATION: We are based–as is this position–in Tempe, AZ—an upbeat college town in the Greater Phoenix Metro area.

WE ARE: A full-service marketing, PR, social media, advertising and interactive agency. We have a team of 38 people and a culture driven by innovation, fun and a wealth of both young and experienced talent.

OUR LEADERSHIP: Our firm was founded by Aric Zion (pronounced Eric), who holds a Master’s in Computer Engineering and has both MBA and PhD level training in marketing, and DuGué Zion (pronounced Doo-gay), who holds an MBA. The combination of their Fortune 100 business and technical experience, as well as international assignments in Japan and Europe, has given them a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge as well as a depth and breadth of experience that has enabled our firm to achieve things that other firms only dream of with respect to true integration across PR, social media, interactive and traditional campaigns.

OUR CULTURE: We have a flat organization and a “no-walls” office layout that facilitates collaboration and open communication across departments. We also have an office dog, so if you don’t like dogs, that’s a deal breaker. You should also be fond of impromptu movie outings, happy hours, and lake days on the company boat and jet skis. If you’re not, then our medical coverage will allow you to have your head examined.

OUR CREDENTIALS: We are currently ranked as the #2 Ad Agency, #1 PR firm, #1 Social Media firm, and #1 Online Marketing firm in Arizona. We also hold positions in the top interactive firms and top web development firms lists in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Very important to us is our ranking as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Greater Phoenix area (companies <50 people). This ranking is particularly important to us because it allowed our employees to dress up as cowboys and cowgirls at the western themed event that celebrated the winners—natural of you to ask at this point if we get out much.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB: We’re looking for an exceptional individual. If it’s you, you’ll be an integral part of our firm’s media planning and buying team. Here’s our wish list. It’s ambitious, so we ask that you are as well:

As a traditional/digital media buyer with Zion & Zion, you’ll work in our fast-paced environment on media buys of all types. The ideal candidate can work efficiently while balancing their tasks and be willing to jump in and help their team on any project that comes their way. Our media team currently consists of eight other media planners/buyers.


  • 2+ years of experience buying traditional and digital media, with a special focus on TV, radio and out of home.
  • You know the importance of meeting with sellers so that you know and are aware of the options available in a selection set and how to apply that information to put together the best quality buy for a client.
  • You should have some experience with digital media buying, inclusive of adserving, trafficking, and reporting.
  • Knows how digital fits into the bigger picture of a media mix.
  • You know how to negotiate firmly, but fairly, and you work to get the most value out of a media buy for your clients.
  • You understand the importance of post-buy analysis for optimizing future campaigns and making sure that you steward your client’s money as if it were your own.
  • Experience with Strata is preferred.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data sources, and how this research will impact buying decisions.
  • Experience in Google Double Click Campaign Manager, and Google Analytics, Excel – specifically with pivot tables – able to sort and organize data.

Exceptional oral and written communications skills and ability to present to clients are a must.

Yep, we want it all. We hope you do too. Are you the guy or gal for the job?