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Director of Ad Operations at Blavity
Los Angeles, CA, US
Blavity is on the lookout for new members to join our team.

We are a venture-funded technology and new media company. We have assembled an amazing team of passionate, high-energy, focused rock-stars who cultivate our community and advance our strategic direction and we are looking for new people to help us continue to grow. Blavity is changing the landscape of media representation by building the world’s largest digital community for Millennials of Color. Blavity was founded in 2014 around a simple idea: Enable Millennials of Color to tell their own stories.

Today, we average 1 Million monthly unique visitors, generate 7-10 Million monthly social impressions, and distribute our message across all major social media platforms. We are based in Downtown LA with team members working across the world.

Blavity is looking for a Director of Ad Operations Manager to be a key player on the sales and marketing team. You will ensure that ad campaigns are executed flawlessly and in a timely manner.


Gather specs, deadlines, extensions and creative assignment details
Generate creative tags, manage, facilitate, and QA ad trafficking
Optimize programmatic platforms (i.e. exchanges, header bidding, direct tags)
Provide reports on ad campaign performance and provide optimization recommendations
Generate and distribute weekly and monthly inventory reports
Establish new programmatic revenue relationships and support Engineering through the
Create new deal opportunities through Private Marketplace deals (PMP)
Forecast available impressions for and assist sales team with the completion of RFPs
Coordinate with internal teams to assist in identifying, reporting and resolving technical
Working knowledge in web/media analytics platforms (e.g., DoubleClick for Advertisers,
Adobe Media Optimizer, Google Analytics, Omniture)

Bachelors degree or equivalent
Minimum 7+ years of ad trafficking and programmatic experience
Expert knowledge of DCM (DFP and AdX)
Solid understanding of programmatic solutions DSPs, SSPs, AdX, header bidding, etc.
Firm understanding of digital video marketplace, vendors, and third-party technologies
Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
Comfortable with debugging tools such as Firebug, Charles, Fiddler and working
knowledge of HTML
Experience tracking delivery and managing 3 rd party discrepancies (DFA, DoubleVerify,
Sizmek, Flashtalking, MediaMath, Atlas, etc.)

Experience using LiveIntent and MediaOcean
Familiarity with Flash, JavaScript, HTML5, or CSS
Experience in queue management/ticketing system (JIRA)
Smart and quick learner with a keen attention to detail
Deep understanding of the Blavity business and general knowledge of financial concepts and principles, budgeting/forecasting processes; capable of analyzing financial and marketing data to draw actionable conclusions
Excellent communication and analytical skills; Clear, accurate, and concise reporting; experience with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Salesforce, or equivalents
High-energy, company first, positive attitude: Must be motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
A healthy appreciation of GIFs and the culture of Millennials of Color

Blavity is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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