Sr. Campaign Manager - Ziff Davis

Advertising London, United Kingdom


Position at Ziff Davis

As a commercial operations team we are responsible for the smooth running of all commercial aspects of Ziff Davis. We are the engine room of this business and our responsibilities impact all facets of the company, ranging from Editorial to Sales and from Finance to Marketing. We take campaigns from booking right through to billing, ensuring perfect delivery and support for everyone involved.

You will be managing the inventory across all Ziff Davis sites including IGN, PCMag, Mashable, AskMen and SpeedTest – some of the biggest and most prominent names online. Ziff Davis only continues to grow and the constantly changing landscape provides an excellent environment for meeting new people, learning new skills and developing your career in a leading global Publisher. 

Work at Ziff Davis is truly unique, with the UK team being at the heart of all international activity. Although the COVID lockdown may have hampered the social aspects, we are a very friendly office often going out for drinks and having parties to celebrate the work we do, not to mention the FIFA and Rocket League tournaments and lunch time board games. On top of this we have fantastic benefits including unlimited holidays, flexible work hours, WFH as well as incredible pensions and healthcare. We even have employee stock discounts so your hard work contributes to the company’s success and your own wallet. And this is just mentioning the UK office, as we have a great support network and community of colleagues worldwide!

As this is role is for Senior Campaign Manager, we are looking for someone not just with a solid understanding of Ad Ops, and the industry, but also someone able to demonstrate team leading qualities and an expertise that makes them the go-to person for help and advice. You will have the opportunity to shape the team you’re part of. 

The Role

  • Traffic campaigns booked by assigned Account Managers
  • Ensure delivery is 100% on every campaign
  • Complete end of campaign reporting and provide high quality screen grabs
  • Fulfil accurate availability requests and manage yield.
  • I can’t stress how important this is to our success.
  • Monitor 3rd party data to ensure we have a minimal discrepancy rate
  • Optimise all campaigns to ensure we achieve the highest response rate
  • Maintain relationships with advertisers using Ziff Davis.
  • Manage advertising specs documents.
  • Identify new formats and technologies to enable the sales team to be first to market.
  • Attend and explore external seminars and events to stay at the forefront of the AdOps world.
  • Maintain relationships with International Partners and provide support where needed.
  • Help our International Developers with the technical set up and operational transition of new and existing International Partners. In particular with understanding and troubleshooting a variety of ad servers and their architectures.

The Candidate

 Campaign management skills and experience

  • Comfortable and experienced around numbers and data; must have aptitude with data analysis.
  • As this is a Senior role, we need someone with two years’ experience in a Campaign Manager [or similar Ad Ops] role.
  • Organised, pragmatic and focused, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent English communicaion skills, patience and cultural sensitivity.
  • Able to handle stressful situations to find a Our job is as much about calmly putting out fires as confidently setting up campaigns.
  • Have an affinity with the latest tech, movies or video games and a keen personal interest in online media. These are the things we are passionate about at Ziff Davis and love it when we can share this with our colleagues.

 Technical proficiency:

  • Familiarity in front-end code skills, html, Javascript, http, xml is very helpful.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Solid http/browser debugging tools (Firebug, Charles, Fiddler etc)
  • Able to pick up new systems and training quickly especially of a technical nature.
  • Minimum of 1 year+ experience using GAM
  • Experience working with large data sets and the means to manage, extrapolate and demonstrate insights using software.