Ad Solutions, Manager

REQ ID:  10712
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, NJ, United States of America(US), 07094

WORK OPTION: 4 days a week in the Secaucus, NJ office

 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in 60 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2023-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms.  NBA Cares, the NBA’s global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness. 
 

Group and Position Summary:

The Digital Ad Solutions group, which is part of Global Media Operations (GMO), is responsible for executing media plans for the NBA, its affiliate leagues, and all teams' retained commercial inventory across all media platforms. 

 

This role is crucial in the daily operations of Digital Ad Solutions, with a strong focus on resolving ad-serving issues, creating solutions, managing projects, and fostering collaboration across departments to ensure ads are successfully served across all global digital assets that generate revenue. 


Major Responsibilities

  • Escalation point for ad-serving issues across all sites and apps, to conduct investigation and provide solutions while demonstrating cross-departmental/external partner collaboration
  • Manage AdSpecs across all sites/apps and lead collaboration meetings with cross-departmental groups to uphold best-in-class standards
  • Lead for web and app ads.txt development, using cross-departmental/external partner collaboration
  • Handle Programmatic set-up and delivery, including managing experiments, review reporting, and monitor GAM Ad Review Center
  • Manage with site redesigns and implementation of new inventory
  • Manage digital group’s involvement in improving internal media system
  • Manage and troubleshoot GAM Access for new users 
  • Closely work with partners/vendors such as Google and GeoEdge 


Required Education/Professional Experience

  • Education: BA or BS degree required


Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes

  • 5+ Years in technical ad operations, ad product, or ad QA role with a premium publisher or ad tech company
  • 5+ Years with a consistent track record in Project Management
  • Proficiency in Google Ad Manager (GAM) and programmatic marketplaces, and strong Digital Ad Trafficking knowledge
  • Highly skilled in troubleshooting ad-serving issues, such as using Chrome developer tools, Charles Proxy, Location Proxies, tag testers, etc
  • Familiarity with agile development practices and JIRA (or similar project management tools)
  • Ability and willingness to work on deadline and balance multiple tasks at once with a detailed and thorough approach
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets
  • Track record of teamwork, consensus-building, and project management across functional areas and levels of seniority
  • Experience with front-end sales systems, such as Wide Orbit, Operative, or Media Ocean is a plus
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for emerging media and technology!

 

Salary Range: [[$80,000 - $85,000]] 

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume. 

The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.


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