Manager, Communications Planning @ Carat - New York, NY

Job Overview

6 days ago

Manager, Communications Planning

Carat - New York, NY

Company Description

Carat is an award-winning media agency with a command of media convergence used to optimize business performance for clients. Named #1 agency in all qualitative measures for 10 out of the last 11 RECMA reports, Carat redefines the level of ambition they have for media through an unparalleled capability to understand real people; their passions, motivations and behaviors, and uses this knowledge to ultimately deliver immersive media experiences on behalf of clients including GM, Microsoft, P&G, and Pfizer.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. Carat is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description

Carat is seeking a Manager, Planning to support one of its largest clients, a global tech giant. Reporting to the Associate Director, Planning, in this role you will manage 2 direct reports and assist in leading planning activities and ensure successful cross-functional communication with the client and various channel teams.

You will:

  • Be accountable for media plan output timelines, accuracy, and overall excellence
  • Partner with activation teams to create campaign plans.
  • Oversee financial reporting, flow charts, budget trackers, etc.
  • Manage expectations and client deliverables
  • Maintain client relationships
  • Maintain communications process with clients, offline media teams, creative, etc. for each piece of the business within the team.
  • Direct the development of client presentations and other important communications
  • Lead client presentations
  • Partner with strategy and insights team to create audience profiles
  • Support Global media plan creation, working with local markets to plan and activate Global campaigns

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of media planning experience
  • Experience in and current knowledge of trends and innovations in traditional and digital media
  • Proven leadership ability – experience managing a team of planners & supervisors
  • Knowledge of current trends and innovations in media

Additional Information

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity leave
  • 401k

The anticipated salary range for this position is $45,000 - $69,500 annually. Salary is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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