Hearst Magazines UK, is looking for a Ad Operations Executive within the commercial Ops team. Ad Operations Executive will ensure digital campaigns are launched successfully and guarantee the client’s expectations are exceeded. You will be highly competent in the end-to-end process of digital display campaigns.
The role requires daily use of DFP, uploading 3rd party tags and creative, testing and QA. There will be client interaction to support the production and launch of custom rich media as well, offering expertise and advise on best performing formats and interactions. Also using Booking systems and Order Management Systems to manage and approve orders on behalf of Sales teams.
Manage the implementation and delivery of digital ad campaigns using DFP and other platforms to execute campaigns
Build excellent relationships with internal and external teams. Communicate daily with sales and sales support teams, third party vendors and client contacts as publisher-side Ad-Ops and technical expert
Upload client creative and perform thorough QA checks on ad creative and custom programs.
Personally troubleshoot trafficking and ad tech issues, working with internal and external teams as necessary
Recommend advertising technology solutions to internal client team based on a comprehensive understanding of the client’s requirements, marketing objectives and technical capabilities.
Maintain up-to-date understanding of industry standards in ad technology, including ad verification, view-ability, and programmatic ad serving
Ensure that SLA timescales are worked towards at all times, liaising closely with Account Managers, Sales Planners and Project Managers to ensure that agencies and clients are aware of the timescale
1+ years Digital Ad Ops and Trafficking experience with proficiency in DFP (preferably DFP certified)
Strong creative problem-solving skills and an ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problems
Proven ability to work successfully both within a team and autonomously
Flexible, personable attitude; ability to develop excellent professional relationships with all level of personnel
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail; exact precision in data input and well organised
Demonstrated analytical skill set with strong Microsoft Excel skills. Able to report on campaign performance and manipulate large data sets
Quick learner and adaptable
Experience with ad serving platforms (DFP, DCM, Celtra, Sizmek)
Knowledge of Order Management Systems (Fattail, Salesforce, Operative,etc)