Campaign Manager

US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-NY-New York
Ad Operations
Regular Full-Time


Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen,, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries.


Do you have a passion for digital advertising? Love games?  Come join the Advertising Operations team at IGN Entertainment where we’re bringing those things together and setting the standard as we do it. IGN Entertainment is seeking an Ad Operations Campaign Manager who will be responsible for building, launching and managing our advertising campaigns to drive great results as well providing top-notch customer service to our sales partners and advertising customers.


This position is an intermediate role with responsibilities commensurate with experience level.  If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and build a strong advertising operations skill set in an industry that’s changing the world all while working at a ridiculously fun company, this job’s for you. This position can be located in San Francisco, CA or Culver City, CA. 


**Ziff Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


What does that mean exactly?

IGN Campaign Managers will be primarily responsible for building, executing, and monitoring online advertising campaigns across the Web properties of IGN Entertainment. S/he will work closely with the Performance & Yield managers, sales reps, Ad Product, and Ad Technology team members to ensure successful implementation and delivery of all advertising campaigns.


Campaign Managers will also have the opportunity to contribute to various Advertising Operations initiatives including development of new ad products and rich media technologies for our online ad sales programs as well as enhancements supporting IGN’s ad serving platform including custom reports, workflow enhancements, and other miscellaneous tools, tricks and improvements that contribute to increasing the efficiency of IGN’s advertising operations.


What will get you in the door?

  • A great attitude and genuine excitement about working in digital advertising operations
  • Working knowledge of online ad serving and contract management technologies (DFP, Sizmek, and Operative preferred) and online advertising sales in general
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills, with laser sharp attention to detail
  • Being inquisitive, innovative and interested in how things work
  • A willingness and aptitude to learn
  • Strong time management, superior customer service and multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently under tight deadlines

It would be extra awesome if you've got…

  • Solid understanding of HTML and a general knowledge of JavaScript as they relate to advertising creative and processes 
  • A passion for video games, geeky entertainment, and the gaming industry as whole.

Here’s the good stuff about us…

  • You’ll make an impact. We reach ~70MM unique users. We’re big time, but we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to be epic and make a difference immediately.
  • We’ve got a big presence, but a small team. Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. You want to be where everyone knows your name. At IGN you’re not going to get lost among countless aisles of drones.
  • We have fun. It’s all about games and games are fun. Anyone can offer casual work environment, flexible hours, and benefits. We can offer that and a place where gamers as passionate as you want to share some beers (if you’re of age, of course) and plot your demise in the arcade/game room.
  • We’re passionate about what we do. IGN employees understand our users, because they are our users. We have a personal interest in providing the best possible product.
  • We get that there is no spoon. We encourage and support each other in creating new ideas by paying attention to the world out there, using our imagination, experimenting, and learning from success and failure.
  • We value irreverence. We want you to be yourself, speak your mind, lead shenanigans, and know that nothing here is above question.

There is value in games. We’re the experts and we’re preparing for a future where gaming is everywhere. 


Come geek out with us, but be prepared to work as hard as you play. It is serious business, after all.


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