Careers

MSI is home to some of the most-talented creative and brand-development minds in the business. You’ll not only get to do great work with great people, but we also like to have fun at work. After all, when your job is coming up with ground-breaking creative strategies and artwork, it’s helpful to have a few laughs. Or a drink on a snowy afternoon. We even go fishing together every summer. We’re not like other firms. And that’s exactly why some of Alaska’s largest employers choose us to craft their public images. Want to join our team? It’s easy. Just do great work, be a cool dude or dudette, and put our clients’ best interests first in everything you do.

MSI Communications is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.

Current Openings:

Administrative Assistant

MSI Communications is looking for a professional who can manage the front desk and support the accounting and client services departments.  

SUMMARY

This position provides administrative support to all departments in the agency, assisting with preparation of reports and presentations, filing, scheduling meetings, liaising with our clients, composing letters and emails, sorting and distributing mail, and inputting data and providing other administrative duties This is a great way to begin a career in advertising – many of our Administrative Assistants have been promoted up into other positions.

#TeamMSI has a multi-specialized roster of talented individuals who believe in having fun while working hard to produce measurable results for our clients. If you want the opportunity to join a team that will value your talents and invest in your professional future, send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@msialaska.com.

Job duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Answer multiple-line telephone system, screening/routing calls and taking messages
  • General administrative duties, such as managing the front desk, greeting clients, light kitchen duties, office supply ordering etc.
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable duties
  • Client projects as assigned
  • Manage campaign project and budget deadlines
  • Manage conference-room calendar

Minimum requirements:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Over time, the successful applicant will demonstrate increased working knowledge of  Alaska’s resource industries (in other words, this knowledge is not required to start but learning about these industries will be part of your job)
  • Three years working in a professional office environment
  • Accurate typing/data input required, minimum 40 WPM
  • Must be able to develop proficiency with agency software (We will train you)
  • Organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal-communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Transportation: Own vehicle is required for work with valid Alaska Driver’s License and proof of current insurance
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Casual business attire required

Benefits include working in a family-friendly and stimulating work environment, three weeks paid time off, medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid birthday holiday, retirement account, life insurance, identity-theft protection and long-term disability.

MSI Communications is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.

Media Buyer


Reports To: Digital Media Director
Work Hours: Part-time, hours and work schedule to be determined
FSLA Status: Non-exempt / hourly

Be a part of a busy full-service agency and play a pivotal role in client success! Bring your sharp negotiation skills and cutting-edge knowledge of the media landscape in Alaska. Join our team as a part-time media buyer.

SUMMARY

The Media Buyer works with agency account personnel to research, plan, negotiate, accept and place media strategies for agency clients. They maintain strong working relationships with industry representatives and aggressively seek out opportunistic media opportunities for our clients. The media buyer assists in establishing appropriate media and budgets for clients and attends to all administrative functions and paperwork required to carry out assigned media functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Responsible for creating multi-media placement plans to support marketing goals.
  • Negotiates prices, submits all media insertion orders and audits all media invoices.
  • Issues insertion orders for every insertion (print/broadcast/digital) placed, making sure all required information is communicated to agency staff.
  • Establishes deadlines for materials needed and reports deadlines to the creative, production and account services departments.
  • Uses internal project management system to document orders, deadlines, costs, changes and/or cancellations.
  • Makes timely placement of all media according to schedules.
  • Maintains agency media schedules and issues all media reports.
  • As needed, assist with annual planning for clients.
  • Promptly reviews and approves client media invoices to be forwarded to client for payment.
  • Works with accounting department to audit vendor media invoices, ensuring ads ran appropriately and promptly resolves any vendor placement billing issues.
  • Alerts Account Services personnel of special media offers/placement opportunities, etc.
  • If required, obtains and forwards tear sheets to accounting to be mailed to client with corresponding invoices.
  • Updates and maintains all digital and hard copy resource and media files.
  • Updates and maintains online all media insertion orders, including cancellations, date, size changes, etc., for access by client service teams.
  • Maintains current software program skills related to the performance of daily job functions.

Position Requires:

  1. Minimum three years’ experience in media negotiation, buying and/or sales in Alaska.
  2. Radio, television and print media experience required. Google certification, social and digital media ad buying experience is desirable.
  3. Thorough understanding of GRP, media flights, Arbitron ratings and Neilson ratings.
  4. Must understand the marketing goals of all clients and ability to draft media placement plans to support marketing goals
  5. Strata software expertise required. Will train on Workamajig software.
  6. Maintain a working relationship with all members of the media to maximize client budgets and placement opportunities.
  7. Strong communication skills as demonstrated by internal relationships with client services staff, trusting and respectful media rep relationships, and an ability to articulate media strategy, buy components and details with clients if needed.
  8. Transportation – Own vehicle required for work.
  9. Professional Work Attire – Casual business attire required.
  10. Ability to work unsupervised and ability to manage several tasks at one time.
  11. Signed letter of confidentiality.

MSI Communications is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.