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Publication or Company The Independent Traveler/Cruise Critic
Job Title Ad Operations Manager
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Pennington, NJ
Job Requirements We are growing, dynamic and fun company, seeking a highly motivated and experienced Ad Operations Manager. This position is located in Pennington, NJ (Central NJ).

This position requires a very high-level of accuracy, keen attention to detail, and proficiency with office applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook and strong communication and organization skills. Applicant must also have a strong background in working with ad servers, DFP/DART (Doubleclick) preferred. Must be able to establish priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively, support the entire sales department and manage the day-to-day functions of the Ad Operations Department.

Essential Functions
Manage all Ad Ops Coordinators and Sales Planners; hire and train new employees.
Manage day-to-day operations of department, including campaign management, trafficking, insertion order tracking, inventory forecasting & management, and reporting.
Manage Key Accounts in the areas of ad campaign management, reporting, revenue, and optimization recommendations.
Monitor placements and campaigns for performance and delivery; develop continuing strategies to increase advertising product performance.
Advise/consult with product and business teams regarding advertising inventory, new ad placements, site optimization for ads, availability forecasting, campaign performance and reporting.
Supply revenue projection and delivery reports and end of the month reporting.
Advise management on ad serving systems and operations.
Coordinate between business and product teams in the area of sponsored or advertising-driven special projects.
Effectively communicate process changes, improvements, and developments to traffic, Sales, and related groups.
Identify and recommend solutions for streamlined pre and post sales process for campaign execution.
Participate in weekly sales/business development meetings.
Oversee monthly billing and reconciliation of publisher invoices.
Manage remnant inventory advertisers to ensure that advertising revenue is optimized
Ensure that campaigns delivery in full as contracted and that under-delivery in minimal

Education and Experience:

4+ years experience in operations and trafficking.
Strong understanding of online advertising industry; including advertising systems and technologies (OAS, Double-Click, etc.)
Strong leadership, supervisory and mentoring abilities.
Exceptional client services abilities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Must be able to multi-task and adapt to change.
Superior problem solving and organizational skills.
Attention to detail, precision data input, often under time pressure, is essential.
Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, the manager will interact extensively with many group individuals within the company and with advertisers external to the company.
Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills required.
Bachelor's Degree required.
About Our Company The Independent Traveler, Inc., is a publisher of travel Web sites including Cruise Critic, the largest cruise site of its kind, reaching over three million unique visitors monthly. The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional development and growth, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. We are located in central New Jersey, near Princeton.
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