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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. Media Director
  2. Digital Assistant Media Planner
  3. Digital Media Planner

Media Director


FRWD seeks an experienced Media Director responsible for the strategic direction and management of the industry-leading FRWD media department.  This director-level digital media professional will proactively lead clients through their business and marketing transformations into a digital, analytics-driven world.

FRWD combines media/data and creative along with brand strategy, analytics and insight to genuinely impact client business and growth objectives. This role will guide, what is fundamentally, a digital transformation consultancy with strong test>learn>scale expertise. Our “Small Moves Every Day” mindset is the methodology that puts connections and audience strategy at the forefront of the work. The Media Director, will shape and enhance an integrated process, partnering with the Account, Strategy, Program Management, Test/Learn and Creative teams. The ideal candidate has a proven track record, training and inspiring a growing team, and has a passion for how digital marketing technologies can improve business effectiveness. 

About You:

  • A little managed chaos makes you feel right at home.
  • You are passionate about digital marketing and want to do something meaningful.
  • A positive team player with proven ability to motivate and lead their team.
  • You realize data drives digital experiences and has the power to positively transform organizations and brand growth.
  • You understand the power of collaboration.
  • Someone has used the word entrepreneur to describe you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be a leader who clients look to for strategy and the team looks to for guidance.
  • Lead and work closely with media team (social, SEM, SEO, display, affiliate, mobile, programmatic, influencer, traditional, etc.) through planning and execution process.
  • Direct and collaborate with media team to ensure strong error-free execution across all media tactics.
  • Drive measureable, tangible business impact for clients.
  • Motivate, coach and develop a growing team.
  • Build and maintain a true partnership of innovation with external clients, local associations and National affiliates.
  • Partner with account leads to grow revenue and build efficiency into process.

Required Skillset/Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of digital media planning experience, including traditional (Broadcast, OOH, Radio, etc.).
  • Digital Media Professional with the ability to build and deliver effective client solutions to an executive level.
  • Ability to deliver strategy aligned to client business objectives, and package media/ outcomes.
  • Build trust and generate momentum with clients.
  • Well-versed in programmatic media/DSPs/DMPs.
  • Well versed in the publisher/media industry with well established relationships.

Healthy combination of continuous self-learning, personal immersion in new platforms, and active participation in industry thought-leadership.

To apply, send resume to


Digital Assistant Media Planner


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. Someone who is excited to go zero to 60 overnight. 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. All of the above works too. 

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

To apply, send resume to


Digital Media Planner


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.

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

To apply, send resume to