What does a Media Analyst do?

Media analysts track media coverage of products or services and report to media buyers and corporate executives about the particular buzz surrounding specific companies. They work with media buyers and coordinators to examine how often the media mentions their assigned products and services, and if the coverage was positive. When monitoring the performance of the company or brand they represent, they conduct general research and use media evaluation reports.

Media analysts track the media coverage of products and services and report to media buyers and corporate executives. They are responsible for researching and analyzing relevant prints, online, broadcast, and social media coverage of clients and competitors in the same fields and industries. They also collect public information, prepare reports, and find data relevant to the organization where they work. Media analysts need a minimum bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, communications, media studies, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Media Analyst jobs?
  • Monitor campaign data to identify technical and other issues that impact data collection.
  • Assist in the development of media campaigns and prepares and monitors budgets for all films.
  • Develop KPI frameworks and digital analytics tagging recommendations to support the collection of the data needed for KPI reporting.
  • Monitor day-to-day campaign performance and maintain in-depth understanding of client's overall business and marketing objectives.
  • Analyze large data sets to uncover trends and areas for campaign optimization.
  • Engage with clients directly in the review and discussion of data trends, insights, and recommendations.
  • Contribute to a high client satisfaction rating of agency relationships and contributions.
What are the typical qualifications for Media Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Basic understanding of search engines.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Media Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

€32,257 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€29K
Median: €32K
€34K
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Media Analyst Career Path

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Media Analyst

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
7%
8+
6%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Media Analyst Insights

Read what Media Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
XG Consultants GroupXG Consultants Group
Remote Media Analyst
31 May 2022

“I really enjoy the investigative nature of my work and appreciate how supportive and genuinely caring my supervisors are.”

Disney Streaming ServicesDisney Streaming Services
Media Analyst
25 Oct 2021

“Management lacks the ability to give employees solid outline for career pathing and how to get to the next level.”

Ad Fontes MediaAd Fontes Media
Media Analyst
15 Aug 2021

“Friendly people and a fun job”

iOPEX TechnologiesiOPEX Technologies
Media Analyst
3 Nov 2021

“If we get friends in the same project then they will change any one to another team.”

MeltwaterMeltwater
Media Analyst
16 Dec 2020

“Good pantry coffee and snack supplies.”

PublicRelayPublicRelay
Media Analyst
25 Sept 2020

“Opportunities to learn and progress.”

KantarKantar
Media Analyst
29 Mar 2022

“Not great for career progression”

RockitBoostRockitBoost
Social Media Analyst
10 Jun 2022

“Team was fun to work with”

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  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager

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