Ad Solutions Producer (REQ-012265_New_York)
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Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.Job Description
We are seeking an intellectually curious individual who is eager to join this great team of experts critical to NYT’s success at creating and optimizing compelling programs for our advertising clients. The Ad Solutions Producer is responsible for the day-to-day coordination, management, production and deployment of all custom creative ad campaigns and podcast advertising spot recordings.
About the Team
Become a part of the team responsible for producing The New York Times native advertising Flex Suite which is made up of the best performing ad canvases across The Times, designed to be beautiful, engaging and additive to a Times readers' experience, built and continuously evolved and improved upon by this team of in-house experts.
As our Podcast portfolio of shows now covers almost every category and genre delivering a strong mix of continuously published, ongoing shows and exciting limited series that can only be told by Times journalists - the Ad Solutions Producer plays an important role in overseeing the production of the audio advertising spots. Podcasts are a fast growing and important part of NYT’s product offering and the Ad Solutions team plays an integral role in moving this business forward successfully.
About the Role:
You will produce our premium advertising products using pre-designed templates in Google Ad Manager. The Ad Solutions team also produces custom designed units using both Google Ad Manager and the Sizmek platform. The process requires an eye for detail, design, and an understanding of responsive advertising functionality. This role requires experience with html, CSS, functional knowledge and experience using programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Browserstack, and project management tools like Basecamp and Jira.
The Ad Solutions Producer collaborates across Advertising Operations, Sales, Ad Systems & Platforms, Ad Product, and our existing vendor relationships. The Producer role requires someone with excellent communications skills, the ability to have fun and work collaboratively with various stakeholders across NYT’s advertising department; this person must be comfortable engaging directly with important clients.
Manage all daily production responsibilities on schedule and with high client satisfaction, including but not limited to, leading kick off calls with advertising clients and our Sales team, communicating creative specifications, managing timelines, coordinating production with Campaign Management to meet deployment of campaign requirements and flight starts.
Use HTML and CSS to build NYT proprietary responsive ad products
Follow rich media best practices and production processes as established by Ad Solutions Manager. Play a critical role to enforce these processes with Sales Planning, Campaign Management, Sales, and external clients. Serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally work with the sales channel and key customers.
Coordinate with Campaign Management team for podcast script collection, and engage voice actors for tailored recordings on time and within budget
Responsible for managing the mixing process of raw recordings for final QA
Serve as an escalation point for live advertising-related issues. Utilize a tracking system for live site issues and use the issues log to assess vendor partnerships and QA process.
Work with our established custom unit vendor partners to streamline ad production, shepherding best practices for working with those vendors from pre to post sale teams.
Work closely with Ad Platforms by documenting and communicating critical production challenges and client custom requests to establish the best technical requirements, release date/schedules, and write technical product documentation
You have experience with digital advertising and web design technologies
You are comfortable coordinating between technical and non-technical people
You are passionate about the Times’ mission and a commitment to be a part of our innovation and growth
BA/BS or equivalent experience
2 - 3+ years of experience working as a producer or related account management working in Rich Media and Creative Solutions, Ad Operations, or related area.
An understanding of the evolving media landscape, specifically around advertising
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