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Working at FRWD is different. Our agency/consulting hybrid is fundamentally different from the digital or traditional agency model. We make small moves every day that accumulate to big results for clients.

Working at FRWD isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking to be a part of a new agency model, a job with FRWD could be a small move with a big reward – a place where your skills will grow and your passion for the work will find a true home.

Apply for one of our open jobs, or get to know us on Facebook or LinkedIn, find one of our people at events like i612, MIMA or Women in Wireless Minneapolis. Find out if we’re the right move for you.

Current openings:

  1. Digital Assistant Media Planner
  2. Digital Media Planner
  3. Junior Art Director

Digital Assistant Media Planner

 Job Description:

  • Support FRWD media team across various media tactics within modern programmatic, display media, content syndication, paid search, and social PPC
  • Maintains healthy relationships with technology, analytics and media partners on campaign specific needs
  • Executing planning and buying for FRWD clients
    • Managing media budgets, drafting and revising media schedules and insertion orders
    • Evaluating, negotiating and purchasing media
    • Campaign trafficking
    • Ad copy writing
    • Keyword and audience target research
    • Building client facing campaign reports with full campaign analysis
    • Meeting with the vendor community on a regular basis to ensure clients are leveraging the latest products and technologies

Skills & Requirements:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in marketing/advertising with at least 6 months to 1 year focused on digital
  • Passion for technology, marketing and its influence on consumer behavior
  • Strong communication, project management, time management and analytical skills required
  • Must be detail-oriented, very organized, a multi-tasker and able to work well under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Mass Communication or related field
  • Collaborative leadership style, team oriented; brings professionalism and business acumen in all aspects of your work.
  • The self-motivation to complete multiple tasks and projects on time


Looking for someone who loves digital, and won’t “settle” for just any job. This person should “have to be” in media and be eager and ready for anything that comes their way. And most importantly, someone who takes contributing to a positive and healthy work place as a serious responsibility…whether that be through proactive encouragement of others, random goofiness, funny but informative mass emails to the team or is just plain awesome to work with.

Digital Media Planner

 Job Description:

  • Support FRWD media team across various paid media including programmatic display, video, social, native and more
  • Optimize campaigns based on a variety of KPIs including both online & offline revenue/sales
  • Provide thought leadership to organization on industry technology, trends and new product launches specifically related to programmatic
  • Maintain healthy relationships with technology, analytics and media partners
  • Execute planning and buying for FRWD clients
    • Planning media across a variety of tactics
    • Managing media budgets, drafting and revising media flowcharts
    • Campaign trafficking, reporting and optimizing in-market media specifically in real-time bidding environments
    • Building client-facing campaign reports with full campaign analysis, and insight

Skills & Requirements:

  • Must have 2+ years media experience – digital a must, programmatic preferred
  • Must be a self-starter and have a strong desire to learn
  • Strong interest in programmatic media landscape and other RTB environments, buying principles and major players
  • Experience planning, optimizing and reporting on a variety of digital media
  • Experience with DoubleClick (DCM) or similar ad serving platform (trafficking, reporting, floodlights)
  • Experience with research tools: comSocore, MRI, eMarketer, SRDS, Google products
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics or similar web analytics suite
  • Strong communication, project management, time management and analytical skills required
  • Must be detail-oriented, very organized, a multi-tasker and able to work well under pressure


We are seeking a candidate who is ready to enter the future of media buying. The right candidate will be an individual that is hungry to dig in and contribute to the success of a campaign rather than stand by and wait for the results. You must be ready to immerse yourself in new media buying technologies and have a desire to become a thought leader in the space. The perfect candidate understands how data can be leveraged to affect strategy, planning and media buying and is passionate about driving results.

Junior Art Director

The Nuts and Bolts:

The Junior Art Director is responsible for creating concepts in response to creative briefs and social strategy guides. Then relaying them to the senior creative staff. You will support the senior creative staff and assist teammates while taking direction. This work involves:

  • Planning and producing social content through photography, videography, design, editing, and copy.
  • Assisting with the creation of digital advertisements for campaigns.
  • Support design projects for websites, landing pages, print, presentations, and various online advertising formats.

The Junior AD needs to be a naturally visual thinker, ready to expand on skills and be eager to learn. Expect to collaborate with a team or work independently to develop ideas and concepts. You will need the confidence and passion to sell ideas to peers and clients. Proactive in approach, and with a genuine understanding of the visual medium, the role is very hands-on and often busy.

You know:

  • Adobe Creative Suite. Specifically, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator
  • Cameras for photography and video
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • A good joke or two

You have:

  • 4-year relevant College Degree with experience in creative or the advertising industry
  • Excellent sense of design and layout
  • The self-motivation to complete multiple tasks and projects on time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and follow through

You will:

  • Work closely with other creative team members
  • Show flexibility, a willingness to learn, and apply enthusiasm to creative duties
  • Work with a wide range of creative styles and brands, both client and agency focused

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FRWD is a unique digital marketing agency designed to build client capability through a comprehensive approach to helping companies make the best digital marketing investments. To do so, FRWD extends client teams through co-location of top creative, media optimization, data science, and advertising technology teams to shorten test cycle time and leverage learnings to move forward. The agency also acquires and trains talent for clients to create sustainable campaigns and drive continual improvement without further FRWD presence. FRWD works with some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, leading healthcare providers, entertainment companies and more. FRWD is based in Minneapolis.

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