Associate Director of Media

25 Apr, 2022


Associate Director of Media

Rising Tide Interactive
Remote (DC)

If you’re an experienced paid digital media strategist for political campaigns or brands, our Associate Director of Media role offers you a unique opportunity to lead a dynamic media team and shape strategy for clients at one of the industry’s premier firms.

As the Associate Director of Media, you’ll manage and train a team of media planners and associates, develop paid media strategy, craft custom plans, and execute those plans for clients ranging from national political organizations to statewide campaigns.

As a member of our media team, you will:

  • Produce and execute media plans that achieve goals of Rising Tide Interactive’s clients, including political candidates, ballot initiatives, campaign committees, advocacy organizations and nonprofits
  • Collaborate with our Client Strategy teams to craft recommendations and improve performance on client campaigns
  • Develop relationships with vendors, evaluate new products, and educate staff on advertising technology
  • Oversee media buying, including reaching out to vendors for inventory availability, requesting insertion orders, monitoring pacing
  • Become a leader on the team who directly manages Media Planners and Associate Media Planners
  • Assist with business development and crafting internal team policies, procedures, and workflow
  • Work closely with the VP of Media on team professional development and special projects

We’re looking for:

  • 3-5 years (or 2-3+ election cycles) of experience in digital media planning and buying
  • Experience in advertising platforms including a DSP,  Facebook Ads, Google Ads, DCM, etc.
  • Comfortable presenting complex media plans to internal and external stakeholders
  • Someone who is excited to work for our Democratic and progressive clients, ideally with experience at a campaign, agency, or political organization

Relevant details:

  • Salary band: $85,000 – $95,000
  • Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-funded health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employee; healthcare flexible spending account; employee assistance plan; 401k plan with employer match; student loan repayment plan with employer match; monthly cell phone and public transit allowance; work from home stipend; professional development stipend; open leave, paid parental leave, paid holidays; and more.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • This is a full-time, exempt position and evening and weekend work can be expected at key points during the election cycle. This position is not included in our bargaining unit.
  • This position is based in our office in Washington, DC. Due to COVID-19, all employees have the option of remote work through at least January 2023.

About us:

Since 2011, we’ve worked with clients like Sens. Tim Kaine, Jacky Rosen, and Jeanne Shaneen, Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee,, Voto Latino, the Southern Poverty Law Center, DCCC, DGA, DLCC, Giffords, and the LGBTQ Victory Fund, and we’re ready for our best election cycle yet in 2022.

Excited about this role but not sure if you meet all of the qualifications? We encourage you to apply anyway. We’re always looking for talented people of all backgrounds to join our team. We prioritize creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment where everyone is empowered to do their best work. Candidates from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the job application or interview process, please email with the subject line “Accommodations Request”.

Rising Tide Interactive participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Rising Tide Interactive is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Rising Tide Interactive can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Job posted: 2022-04-25