Media Planner/Buyer

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Full-time

Looking for a new gig? Well, you’re in luck.

Firespring, one of Nebraska’s fastest-growing companies, is looking for a rock star to join our crew. In corporate speak, we provide printing, marketing, software and strategic guidance to thousands of brands, businesses and nonprofits. But nobody gets excited about corporate speak, so here’s the real scoop.

  • We bask in the Silicon Prairie, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Firespring only hires passionate, ambitious people—the type who “bring it” every day, have each other’s back and truly give a shit.
  • With clients in all 50 states and on 5 continents, you could say we get around.
  • Inc. Magazine named us one of 50 honorees nationwide for their inaugural Best Workplaces Award in 2016.
  • Firespring received the 2018 Community Impact Award, which honors companies that go above and beyond through philanthropy and volunteering.
  • In 2014, we became the first Certified B Corporation in Nebraska, joining 2,000+ companies leading a global movement to redefine success in business.
  • Our B Corp status cements our core purpose of leveraging our people, products and profit to do more good.

That’s the skinny on who we are. Now we want to tell you about who we’re looking for.

Job Description

Ready for some new friends? You’ll be working closely with our Marketing & Print Team and will be responsible for all aspects of media services. Not only conceptualizing through research, strategies and planning, but also the negotiating, buying/placement, trafficking, post buy analysis and client invoicing/reconciliation. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive client and vendor relationships. Smiles are key.

If you agree, read on.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • You cultivate and maintain client relationships.

  • You consistently portray a professional image.

  • You possess strong mathematical abilities. And you aren’t afraid to show them.

  • You are reliable, accountable and flexible.

  • You communicate all relevant information between the client and the creative team.

  • You ensure the client’s complete satisfaction.

  • You have an attention to detail that rivals Sherlock.


  • Three or more years of experience with all forms of media, including traditional and digital (digital guru a plus). Agency work is also something you have known and loved before.

  • You have specific knowledge of STRATA buying software (or similar media buying program: Advantage, etc.)

  • You have a broad knowledge of all media including but not limited to television, radio, newspaper, magazine, out-of-home, and digital.

  • Understanding of basic media research tools including Arbitron and Nielsen ratings goes without saying.

  • Ability to coordinate many ongoing projects simultaneously is key. If you have the skills, be ready to prove it.

  • More than proficient with Word and Excel. You would throw around the word “veteran” easily.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Flexibility and leadership is huge. If you're a team player, let’s talk.

Compensation and Benefits

  • SalaryYou don’t need to go to the grocery store to bring home the bacon. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • 401(k)Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now we’re helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • FunMillions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it—that’s not the case here. We have an indoor slide, a game room that includes shuffleboard, a pool table, a foosball table, a ping pong table and more. To put it mildly, we’re serious about having fun.
  • Miscellaneous benefitsNot all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you’ll enjoy while working here include unlimited soda, tea and beer. And don’t worry about your duds—business-casual is the dress code here. Still looking to make your cubicle-shackled friends jealous of your new gig? Our company-wide social and recreational activities are sure to do just that.

Ready to come aboard?

Please include a cover letter. Resumes without one won't be considered. Seriously.

While we genuinely appreciate your interest in employment with Firespring, we can only respond to the most qualified candidates.

Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.