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Digital Ad Ops Strategist, Trading and Optimization - Gamut Smart Media

Cox Media Group

New York, NY
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Digital Ad Ops Strategist, Trading and Optimization - Gamut Smart Media
JobID: 178615
Category: Advertising
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time


Gamut Smart Media from Cox is seeking a Strategist whose role is crucial to ensuring the success of digital advertising campaign delivery and performance in New York City. This is an integral position within our fast-paced programmatic, trading and optimization department. The role includes regular day-to-day communication with Traffickers, Account Managers, and Account Executives to ensure assigned campaigns obtain optimum performance as well as exceed client expectations. 

It requires self-motivation, enthusiasm, resilience, flexibility and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The position also requires an analytical and logical thinker with the conviction to meet problems head-on and solve them accurately and quickly.

Our employees inform, inspire, entertain and improve the communities we serve.

Your Role:

• Buying and trading digital ads through a demand-side platform
• Monitoring and optimizing multiple campaign executions to ensure campaigns are launching and delivering on schedule per client key performance indicator (KPI) expectations
• Reviewing ad performance relative to campaign objectives to provide and execute optimization recommendations and increase performance for client
• Ensuring all booked revenue is recognized while campaign objectives are consistently met or exceeded
• Recognizing, analyzing and quickly solving discrepancies between ad servers
• Ensuring clients and internal sales teams are receiving exceptional customer service and support
• Participation in client campaign kick-off calls to outline ad tracking requirements and deliverables
• Assisting with various special projects as needed
• Working with internal teams to identify and design new tools and systems to improve efficiency



• Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Superior time management and organizational skills as well as the capacity to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
• Experience with online ad serving systems such as DFP, OAS, OpenX, etc.)
• Knowledge of 3rd party ad tags (DFA/DCM, PointRoll, MediaMind, Flashtalking, etc.)
• Demand-side platform (DSP) trading and optimization experience required
• Basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, Flash, Firebug and Rich Media a huge plus
• Experience analyzing digital campaign data activity
• Self-motivated with the ability to work in both a team environment and independently
• Superior verbal and written communication and customer service skills
• Flexible, personable attitude with the willingness to go the extra mile
• Strong desire to grow with company and learn new skills
• 1-2 years of programmatic ad buying and optimization experience
• Must reside in the New York Metro Area
• BA/BS Degree

Gamut offers and provides a top tier benefits package including health, dental, vision and, PTO (paid time off), and 401(k) matching. We also offer a variety of employee development opportunities.  We are looking to hire individuals who will help us accomplish our goals with Speed, Passion and Courage.

GAMUT is a subsidiary of Cox Media Group and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at 

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-NY-New York-885 2nd Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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