The uncommon agency for the common good

Assistant Media Planner (DC Office)

Who You Are

A highly organized individual interested in expanding their knowledge of paid media channels, including social media, online video, paid search, television, radio, out of home, and more.

Who We Are

Civilian is a different kind of marketing communications agency. From our headquarters in San Diego to our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and, now, DC, we are dedicated to improving quality of life for our employees, clients, and the world. We are a purpose-driven certified B Corporation focused on tackling challenging issues, creating positive change, and strengthening communities. We do this by working with nonprofits, government agencies, and purpose-driven organizations to promote environmental sustainability, advance public health, and support economic development.

We are a dedicated group of innovators and problem solvers who come to work every day grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. We support our employees’ professional and personal development with a rich set of benefits, humane working hours, and a culture that rewards embracing challenges and having a great time doing it. The success of our approach shows in our average employee tenure of nearly five years (vs. the industry average of 2.5) and in the number of Civilians that return. We offer a truly unique balance of professionalism and heart—and an office full of free snacks, a dog or two, and the occasional afternoon happy hour.

Civilian’s New DC Office (Opening Early 2022)

Our clients have been clamoring for an East Coast office, and we are excited to put down roots in DC (backed by several long-term client contracts). We are building a team that will expand the Civilian mission and culture with room for a uniquely East Coast point of view. We are looking for leaders who thrive in fast-paced, service-driven, and continuously evolving environments. Travel is not required, but quarterly trips to San Diego are encouraged to establish in-person connections with the West Coast team. If this sounds like you, consider joining our group of like-minded individuals and get excited about the chance to do work that matters.

The Job:

The Assistant Media Planner is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring, activation, implementation, and stewardship of multiple clients’ paid advertising campaigns.  The ideal candidate is highly organized, focuses on attention to detail, and can utilize data and research to inform media strategy and plan development.


Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Contribute to development of integrated media strategies that meet campaign objectives and reach desired target audiences
  • Maintain and develop strong professional relationships internally (cross-department) and externally (media vendors)
  • Become familiar with industry jargon, advertising technologies, and different media offerings
  • Support media team in development of consumer behavior research, including media consumption habits, and analysis of primary data and secondary research
  • Responsible for distribution of vendor RFPs and organization of proposals
  • Facilitate campaign execution with media partners and keep organized records of all correspondence
  • Develop creative traffic sheets (i.e., creative grids), including delivery of ad specs, coordination of deadlines, and traffic instructions
  • Manage delivery of vendor reporting and communicate ongoing campaign optimization recommendations
  • Assists with vendor invoice reconciliation process


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 0-1 years related experience (preferred)
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


Washington, DC


Full-time with flexible hybrid in-office/virtual schedule plus full benefits

Let’s Get to Know Each Other

Are you the one? Are we the one? If this sounds like a fit, let’s talk more. Please email to tell us why we absolutely, positively need you on our team. Don’t forget to attach your resume. And check out and our Glassdoor reviews for more information on how talented, smart, and delightful we are.

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