Ad Platforms Manager
XO Group Inc. - a lifestage media company including The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump brands — seeks a full-time Ad Platforms Manager.As the Ad Platforms manager you'll have the opportunity to help us convert our systems to a best in class ad stack, while being part of a best in class operations team. Our group is proactive, transparent and we always seek to initiate positive changes in our business.The ideal candidate will be an extremely organized, detail-obsessed self-starter with a passion for everything digital. The ability to juggle multiple projects and stay calm and collected under pressure must be part of your DNA. You thrive on being part of a collaborative team and will never say the words “It’s not my job”!Teams at XO Group are very dedicated and excited about what they do – we work hard to maintain that atmosphere. The right candidate will be proactive, smart, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic!Primary Responsibilities:-Manage inventory setup/forecasting in ad server and other inventory management platforms-Streamline operating process and provide best practices-Educate teams on latest industry trends, standards, and tools-Be the strategic go-to person in Advertising Operations to help groups be successful with their advertising-related product developments-Manage day-to-day relationships with 3rdparty vendors and ensure that XO Group’s priorities are actively being addressed-Partner with direct manager on continuous improvement and growth opportunities for the department and division-About 5% of the position will include ensuring success of offshore trafficking team and provide trafficking support when team is unavailableRequirements:-Minimum 3-4 years in a technical or online operations function for a top-tier publisher, agency, or network supporting online display, video, and/or mobile advertising campaigns-At least 2 year using DFP/DART with a fundamental understanding of ad tagging-Ability to analyze and troubleshoot ad creative issues from clients-Excel savvy (Pivot Tables/VLOOKUPs), and can derive conclusions off of large data setsStrong organizational, project, and time management skills-Ability to work and prioritize cross functionally with excellent communication skillsXO Group Inc. complies with all federal, state, and municipal laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.Thank you for your interest in this position and our company. It is appreciated.