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Communications Planner



Marketing & Communications
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Company Description

At Saatchi we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. And we believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible. We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration. We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the Clients we service.

We are looking for candidates that thrive in a fast paced, collaborative, and team minded environment. Bringing Saatchi's core values (Have Integrity, Get Curious, Embrace Diversity, We Deliver, Bring Joy, Pursue Excellence In Your Craft, Permission to Fail, One Team / One Dream, Act With Respect) to life will be critical to your success. It is by exercising those values that we produce an environment that supports our people and our clients.

Job Description

Big picture, you will work with teams in developing and implementing strategies that solve clients' problems and inspire new ideas and work that gets people excited. You will be asked to challenge and elevate strategic thinking so that we're always delivering bold and innovative thinking.

Success for this position is measured in the ability to partner with teams within the agency to develop strategies that inspire ideas and work that is contextually relevant across all media along the consumer journey, along with highly targeted, data-informed content. And you must bring our clients along on this ride.

The candidate must be a change agent who is excited to contribute to the culture in our planning department:


We are passionate about people. We love creativity. We're curious about the beliefs, behaviors, and places people and our clients' brands live and intersect. We identify the challenges we need to solve and the human truths that will help us do that. Then we turn all of that into something simple and true that will inspire teams to create work that matters.

We're looking for someone who not only embraces but fuels and builds the culture in our planning department with their point of view. In other words, we're looking to hire a culture "add," not just a culture "fit."

Communications Planner will be able to lead the process to get to innovative go-to-market plans for clients, as well as work well with the strategic planning team, other internal teams (creative, media, IM) and clients.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Combine creativity and effectiveness through strong understanding of audiences, touchpoints and media thinking across paid, owned, earned, and shared channels
  • Inspire provocative ways for our brands to show up in the world and to capture consumer attention
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of our business in order to facilitate the most effective communications solutions i.e., key barriers, marketing challenges, objectives and strategies, competitive pressures, etc
  • Craft consumer journeys that demonstrate a thorough knowledge of how our audience spends their time and where we can add value
  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure we're using all of our channels and communication tools to the best of our ability


  • 3 -5 years' experience in communications planning, media strategy or similar role at a creatively led organization (agency or brand experience acceptable)
  • Passionate about the ever-changing world of media and able to help solve business problems in a way that straddles the twin pillars of effectiveness and impact
  • A champion of great creative work and an ally to your creative teams. Helping keep everyone inspired & informed about the media & cultural landscape
  • Forever curious about what is happening in the world our brands, and our audiences, live in
  • Able to work in a fast paced, highly competitive, and constantly evolving category
  • Results oriented with outstanding organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $85,000 - $100,000.00 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 06/05/2024.