Freelance Broadcast Buyer

About Harmelin Media:

Harmelin Media is a full-service media planning and buying agency located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Over the past 39 years, we have grown into one of the largest independent media agencies with over $800 million in annual billings.

Our growth has been driven by our commitment to our clients, our employees and our community. We pride ourselves on customizing strategy to each client and encouraging our employees to continually grow their knowledge and responsibilities at the company.  The proof is in the unparalleled tenure of both our clients and our staff.

Position Summary:

Harmelin Media is seeking an experienced spot TV/cable and radio buyer for a freelance position. We require a minimum of four years of experience purchasing spot TV and radio markets across multiple clients. Relationship building with vendors will be key to developing successful partnerships on behalf of our clients. The role requires creative thinking, strong negotiating skills, buying platform experience, and the ability to keep a close eye on qualitative and quantitative data that supports all plans and buys.


    • Negotiate broadcast media buys for all sized markets
    • Reconcile invoices and negotiate makegoods; handle billing/invoicing
    • Analyze and negotiate media sponsorships and event proposals as appropriate
    • Utilize Harmelin research tools and platforms including Nielsen and Strata/Freewheel
    • Attend training sessions as appropriate
    • Other duties may be assigned as is deemed appropriate


Keys to Success:

    • Be able to offer between 20-30 hours per week, depending on company workload
    • Have a minimum of four years of experience purchasing spot TV and radio
    • Be comfortable working in small and large markets
    • Possess strong negotiation skills
    • Be able to communicate clearly and succinctly in verbal and written forms
    • Possess knowledge of Strata View and SBMS
    • Possess knowledge of OTT and digital audio
    • Be highly organized and able to juggle multiple buys at once
    • Capable of taking a project from initial conception through completion
    • Be able to provide three references from both media vendors and agency/buying personnel with whom you have worked


Harmelin Media is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Interested candidates should send a resume to