Manager, Video Advertising Operations

Condé Nast
New York
Jan 29, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Full Time
Conde Nast is renowned for provocative, influential, award winning content-across brands, across platforms, and across continents. We’re committed to attracting new talent to keep us at the top of our business. If you are looking to be part of a culture of excellence marked by journalistic integrity and superior design, we invite you to explore this career opportunity and see how your talent and aspirations might fit within Conde Nast.
Manager, Video Advertising Operations
Conde Nast Entertainment Group, Digital Channels
CNE is building a brand new video platform and hiring the best in class ad ops team to handle revenue delivery.  This full time position will be working on a small, independent and fast growing team led by industry veterans who previously scaled a video business from zero to billions of monthly views. With the incredible content and brands behind the product, we’re scaling up quickly, monetizing the syndication and preparing for the sales demand.
Do you want to be on the ground floor of building out process and culture? Are you hungry to learn, leave your comfort zone, and rush to fill the ever growing needs? Are you passionate about delivering and finding value for video advertising?  Are you always trying to keep the customer satisfied? If so, you sound awesome! Come be awesome with us.
The Video Advertising Operations Manager will support and build the team responsible for campaign scheduling and delivery for digital video advertising across channels.  The role will support all the operational responsibilities and use good judgment in performing day-to-day tasks in support of the digital revenue growth. The Manager will need to make independent decisions when working on assigned projects and as potential issues arise.
Primary Responsibilities:
The Video Advertising Operations Manager will be responsible for implementing online advertising campaigns across a large network of well-established sites. The role will be based in NYC and eventually support multinational ad sales initiatives.   Due to the pioneering and involved nature of the team, responsibilities will be many and varied, so the candidate should have strong passion for digital video and an innate accountability to execute.
Daily Responsibilities include: 
1.  Execute and traffic interactive advertising campaigns in ad servers and ad management platform for sales accounts
-         Interface with FreeWheel’s M.R.M and DoubleClick’s D.A.R.T. for Publishers to upload creative and schedule delivery
-         Perform QA tests on advertising material to ensure technical specifications are met and assets are ready to launch
-         Operate across 3rd party adservers, rich media, conversion and retargeting vendors to manage multiple assets
2.  Manage processes to ensure revenue delivery and advertiser goals are being fulfilled as scheduled
-         Administer advertising campaigns across multiple sites with varied specs and inventory constraints
-          Ensure ad creative and materials are received with sufficient lead-time to allow timely uploading  
-          Track and report on advertising activities as requested by advertisers and sales team by providing access or distributing campaign delivery, analysis and performance reports
-         Help to administer campaign data and tracking using sales tools (Salesforce, Peoplesoft, etc.)
-         Attend weekly meetings as needed for campaign review and audit
-         Develop a strong understanding of video ad industry ; understand monetization efforts for syndication
3.  Optimize campaign performance based on client goals, partnering with sales and planning teams, clients & agencies, production & business development
-         Liaise for department with sales teams (and client and agencies, if applicable) to ensure campaign fulfillment
-         Advise on best practice to further business objectives and help drive repeat business
-         Optimize and make changes to campaigns in flight when necessary
4.  Support advertising sales team with day to day operational concerns with excellent client services
-          Assist in maintaining and communication of specs to sales, clients and agencies
-         Keep current on advertising requirements and trafficking process for the network as well as local programming and site changes to better facilitate advertising sponsorships .  Analyzing delivery to provide creative troubleshooting and targeting optimizations, partnering with sales planning to ensure campaign satisfaction
Required Qualifications & Skills:
Online advertising experience and working understanding of the media industry. Ability to read and understand insertion orders. Knowledge of industry terminology.
-         Experienced knowledge of ad trafficking and ad serving, working with industry vendors (FreeWheel, 3rd-party ad servers, Doubleclick, Atlas, Eyeblaster, Eyewonder, SalesForce, etc.)
-         Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (written and spoken)
-         Demonstrated excellent computer skills (especially with Microsoft's Excel)
-         Proficiency in HTML, Flash (development and troubleshooting) and other Rich media Formats
-         Strong work ethic and detail-orientated problem solver  (capacity for meticulous review of campaign data auditing and entry)
-         Ability to handle and prioritize heavy workload with high email volume, mediating many demands and requests
-         Positive attitude and a strong commitment to client service excellence; effective team player with strong resiliency
-         Relevant college  experience
Conde Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Conde Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Conde Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined. Visit and follow us on Twitter @CondeNastCorp and @CondeNastCareer.
Conde Nast is an equal opportunity workplace.
Duties and responsibilities may be adjusted based on years of experience.
Salary is also commensurate with experience.



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