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Advertising Operations Manager

Why work when you can play?

Do you love the fast pace of a high growth company? Do you love data, analysis and continuous improvement? Are you familiar with ad serving and ad optimization?

If you answered yes to these questions, we may have a place for you at Slickdeals.net as a Advertising Operations Manager

Founded in 1999, Slickdeals is the largest and most trusted community sharing deals and product reviews. We help 12 million consumer per month find the best deals for their needs and help thousands of advertisers drive over $500 million in annual sales.

We’re looking for a smart, highly motivated person to develop and own ad operations for Slickdeals. This position will be responsible for end-to-end implementation and management of advertising systems and campaigns — from creative testing and QA, to trafficking, troubleshooting, maintenance & reporting.  This position will also drive planning, strategy and inventory optimization recommendations based on Slickdeals’s different revenue streams. You’ll fit right in if you are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and can bring enthusiasm and a sense of humor to our team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Rich media/video/ mobile and other ad technology implementation and oversight

  • Oversee and project manage ad server evaluations and implementations

  • Partner with internal and external partners on development of custom ads and standard  ad products

  • Partner with account management to put in place and maintain a clear campaign launch process and optimization

  • Make recommendations to Sales about effective CPMs, online revenue trends such as key performance indicators (KPIs) and other future improvements.

  • Ideate, develop and manage ad trafficking processes, workflows and policies

  • Utilize best practices for client interaction, sales and services, and vetting technologies and vendors.

  • Ensure accurate ad trafficking, contract fulfillment and quality control for client campaigns

  • Troubleshoot tag-related issues, reporting/delivery discrepancies and implementation concerns

  • Track, measure, analyze and report the performance of multiple advertising campaigns, including creating detailed performance reports and proposing optimization strategies

  • Serve as in house ad ops expert – provide recommendations on technologies, targeting capabilities, best practices and building a scalable ad ops team

  • Develop a strategy for optimization of our daily inventory to ensure we are achieving an optimal revenue across both marketing and advertising initiatives

  • Eventually, hire and lead other ad ops and trafficking professionals

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of significant web experience

  • BS/BA or equivalent in business, technology or other related field

  • 2+ years experience in a technical or ad ops role at an online media company, publishing or digital agency

  • Expert level experience in at least one ad serving technologies (DFP, DART, DSM, Atlas etc)

  • Experience with different targeting technologies (Boomerang, Abluki etc)

  • Experience with HTML, Javascript and other coding languages

  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel master)

  • Positive, pro-active attitude and commitment to excellence a must

  • Able to effectively multitask and balance multiple priorities

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment

This position is available for full-time employment, but we are also considering internship opportunities. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and will be expected to relocate to Los Angeles, CA or Las Vegas, NV area.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following to jobs@spamfilterslickdeals.net with the subject line “Advertising Operations Manager”:

  • Your Resume (Word, PDF, HTML Only)
  • A Cover Letter with: Salary Requirements/History, Date of Availability and Slickdeals username (if available)
  • A brief paragraph that addresses these two topics:
    • What’s your #1 Rule for Ad Optimization
    • Tell us about 3 advertising operations projects that you’re most proud of and why you are proud of them.