What does a Media Coordinator do?

Media coordinators are responsible for a broad range of duties related to the planning, execution, and deployment of media campaigns. They may be involved in the content development phase, and in areas such as writing and producing, but their primary functions tend to be in the actual logistics of arranging for the campaign to be deployed. They work with media buyers and sales representatives to coordinate the buying of airtime, create and process media buy orders and other documents, monitor live campaigns, and evaluate metrics to determine campaign performance.

Media coordinators typically have at least an associate degree, although some employers seek a bachelor’s degree or additional training. They must be extremely detail oriented, with excellent project management skills, and must be proficient using common office software programs such as Excel.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 Year

Media Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£27,169 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £27K
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Media Coordinator Career Path

Learn how to become a Media Coordinator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Manager of Media Strategy
28 May 2021

“This is an amazing place to work and the owners Jason Naumann and Joshua Swanson are awesome.”

BioTE MedicalBioTE Medical
Chief Digital Officer
14 Dec 2021

“down the best experience in my professional career and highly recommend Biote to anyone considering an opportunity to join.”

Meredith CorporationMeredith Corporation
Social Media Coordinator
14 Apr 2021

“There was great work life balance and loved every project I got to work on.”

CMI Media GroupCMI Media Group
Vice President, Media
28 Aug 2019

“I’ve always enjoyed a relatively good work/life balance at CMI and if I’m ever working late it’s because I want to.”

CMI Media GroupCMI Media Group
Vice President, Media
28 Aug 2019

“Career development – The path to furthering your career at CMI is laid out for you when you start.”

Media Manager
16 Aug 2021

“Atlanta pay is usually lower than national averages but it’s expensive to live here.”

Paid Media Manager
2 Jun 2021

“Teams are amazing and great to work with”

Clark AssociatesClark Associates
Pre-Media Manager
24 Mar 2020

“From the best tools needed to perform your daily tasks to the ability to make life easier by having a great work life balance.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a media coordinator

When working as a media coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Adobe Photoshop, Writing, Editing, Adobe Analytics and Excellent Communication.

The most similar professions to media coordinator are:
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager

The most common qualifications to become a media coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.