The average salary for a Junior Media Buyer is $35,120 per year.

$30,461 - $44,117
MEDIAN: $35,120

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$30,461 - $44,117  
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$30,532 - $44,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Junior Media Buyer

Junior media buyers are tasked with securing advertising space on printed media, internet webpages, and television and radio. They often work directly for a company or consulting agency which negotiates on behalf of its clients.


Junior Media Buyer Tasks

  • Conduct research to determine what media companies to buy advertising space from.
  • Assist in negotiation of advertising contracts, keeping campaign within client's budget.
  • Inform senior media buyers of research results through presentations or written reports.
  • Communicate with media companies to find out available times or spaces and pricing for placing ads.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


85 %
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 28%