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Digital Media Planner

Apply now Department: 3670006010 Div Communications and Mrktg
Job no: 513847
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

As a key member of the marketing team, this position reports directly to the division’s associate vice president for communications and marketing to coordinate universitywide media placements and initiatives.

The digital media planner will be able to fulfill the following expectations.

  • Research, develop, implement and manage digital media campaigns that elevate Kansas State University’s profile and reach to future students — undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international.
  • Exhibit a high level of organization, analytics knowledge and vendor management skills.
  • Achieve the primary goal of generating interest in Kansas State University while managing acquisition costs. Evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and determine return on investment.
  • Think strategically and skillfully solve problems by responding to issues and opportunities quickly and effectively while ensuring compliance with brand guidelines.
  • Optimize coordination across a highly complex, decentralized organization that includes three physical campuses, K-State Online offerings, and multiple academic and non-academic departments.

*This position is eligible for a hybrid and/or remote work arrangement.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University is a major public land-grant R1 research university that enrolls more than 20,000 students and employs more than 4,000 faculty and staff.

As an employee of the Division of Communications and Marketing, you’ll be welcomed to an award-winning, creative and supportive team of professionals. Our division’s integrated approach to communications and marketing positions the university as a next-generation land-grant university with a focus on the future.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The university is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Three or more years of relevant experience.
    (An educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager may be used.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising or relevant field. 
  • Three or more years of paid media management or media buying experience.
  • Experience with media buying software.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by Oct. 26, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$51,500 to $60,000 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a background screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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