GPS Impact, a progressive full-service multi-media advertising agency, is looking for an outcome-driven experienced professional to join our advertising team as a Paid Media Assistant. This is a seasonal position and will end on December 1, 2022. 

Ideal candidates will have a passion for helping progressive candidates and causes, experience or interest in developing and executing digital media strategy, an appetite for working hard and pushing the envelope, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Applicants for this position may be staffed in Des Moines, Kansas City, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. or remotely.


The Paid Media Assistant, who coordinates with Lead Integrated Media Planner and Buyer and reports to the Director of Linear Buying, is responsible for the following:

  • Managing, organizing and updating vendor costs and proposals 
  • Tracking political ad spending and reporting for internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the analyzing and reporting on political advertising spending
  • Assist in the planning and placement of linear media
  • In coordination with the production team, assist the Media Team with creative asset organization and distribution to appropriate vendors and media outlets
  • Develop media calendars and schedules for use by the Media Team
  • In coordination with the Lead Integrated Media Buyer and the Accounting Department, organize and prepare payments to vendors and media outlets 
  • Assist the Lead Integrated Media Buyer with day to day communication with vendors and affiliates as needed
  • Assist with the reconciliation of media invoices from vendors


We’re seeking candidates who excel in a fast-paced team environment, are results-oriented, and have strong organizational skills. You should:

  • Have strong quantitative skills and experience in Excel and Google Sheets 
  • Experience working in databases and data management platforms
  • Be highly organized and detail-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Be dependable and trustworthy with an ability to work well independently and with others
  • Have a positive attitude and desire to lead
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, both for internal and external communication


  • Genuine interest in political advertising and understanding of paid media landscape 
  • Experience in ASANA or other project management tools
  • Experience in Admo or other spending database tools
  • Experience in media buying or planning software such as STRATA or a DSP
  • Experience in data visualization

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities or activities may change at any time with or

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Please use the subject line: Paid Media Assistant. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To learn more about GPS Impact, please visit

This position is part of the collective bargaining unit (CBU) organized under Teamsters Local 696 and is a full-time, exempt position with a base salary of $42,000 annually. GPS Impact offers a benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), and paid time off. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, or activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GPS Impact is an equal opportunity employer and believes a diverse, inclusive staff is a fundamental strength. We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, social classes, religions, ages, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. People of underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.