Assistant planners may work for a wide variety of industries contributing to the work of a chief planner. A planner may work for marketing and communications as a media planner, for retail establishments as merchandise planners, for local government offices as urban planners, for financial institutions or departments as financial planners, and many more positions.
As an assistant planner, your job will be to organize work for your superior and provide support in implementing the various phases of a planning operation. Depending on the industry you work for, your duties will vary, but your essential role is to support the planning department in every way that is in your power.
You will need to be able to work in a team and follow instructions and display great communication skills and keen attention to detail. Communication skills will come in handy, and familiarity with documentation processes, statistical analysis, and basic computer skills will also be necessary.