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Assistant, Ad Ops

Assistant, Ad Ops

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US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Ad Operations
Office Location 
150 East 42nd Street

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The Assistant, Ad Operations main responsibility is to assist in the preparation, implementation and management of digital media campaigns including: project timelines, gathering of assets, traffic instructions and creation of ad serving tags.  This position is essential in the day-to-day running of the Ad Operations department and designated accounts.  This position requires an individual that works well in a team-based, fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.  While advanced Digital Operations thinking is not expected, the successful Assistant, Ad Operations is resourceful and demonstrates the initiative to participate in advanced projects.


The Assistant, Ad Operations position is training-intensive and an aptitude for learning new skills (both technical and organic) and procedures is essential.  At the end of the tenure, the Assistant, Ad Operations will have a strong understanding of the systems and tasks involved in campaign implementation and execution, have a strong understanding of the digital media planning and buying process, and will help identify new emerging tools and/or technologies that will enable DAN to work effectively and efficiently as an organization.


Digital Operations Management:

  • Demonstrate multi-tasking ability; keep multiple projects on-track.
  • Become proficient in Microsoft Excel, Third Party Ad Servers (DoubleClick DCM and/or AtlasDMT) and rich media technology (eg. PointRoll, Unicast, Eyeblaster).
  • Serve as the technical authority for all technical issues involved in running online ad campaigns.
  • Work closely with internal departments and external partners to ensure that appropriate materials are received and/or distributed correctly.
  • Coordinate and meet all deliverables accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with media vendors and media teams to resolve reporting and/or billing discrepancies.
  • Plan, organize, activate and control daily process.

Client & Internal Relationships

  • Support teams in preparing and delivering assets to media vendors.
  • Work with media, creative and analytics teams at the onset of a campaign to identify and implement all creative and technical requirements.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors (such as rich media companies, media publishers, research firms, etc.).
  • Engages with all work-related contacts in a professional & respectful manner.
  • Possesses mature and professional business acumen in personal and written communications.
  • Attends all status meetings when appropriate.

Strategic Thinking & Leadership: 

  • Demonstrates active listening skills and ability to apply learning over time.
  • Recognize recurrent or potential issues and problems; knows when to escalate and propose solutions where possible.
  • Takes clear ownership of assigned tasks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0 – 2 years industry experience
  • Proficient in MS office suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint)
  • Tech savvy (eg. Html coding)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of third-party ad servers is a plus