What does an Ad Operations do?

Ad operations specialists are responsible for planning and managing advertising campaigns. They oversee detailed elements of the project, including tracking metrics, identifying any issues that may be negatively impacting performance, and making adjustments. These roles often involve a focus on one or more specialized areas of advertising, such as video or display ads. The operations specialist often must have a diverse skill set that allows them to handle multiple functions including technical tasks, project management, and budgeting.

Ad operations specialists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree or graduate-level certificate in a business area would be a plus. They must be comfortable in a digital and technical environment, and expertise with in-demand specialty areas such as social media or video platforms is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Ad Operations jobs?
  • Coordinate campaign messaging, talking points and strategy with staff.
  • Manage organic and local search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Work with creative team and/or consultants to develop graphics, video, and other content for campaign channels.
  • Lead and make recommendations for conversion rate optimization of landing pages.
  • Provide comprehensive reporting and analytics throughout campaign lifetime to ensure campaign pacing and performance.
  • Manage timely status updates with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Work closely with appropriate parties to setup digital campaigns daily.
  • Develop and try new ideas to reach, influence and inspire consumers to interact with the ministry.
  • Manage multiple advertiser and agency accounts, develop positive working relationships with the media buyers and operations teams at our clients and partners.
  • Arrange for and prepare community leaders to host community meetings and events.
  • Manage relationships with outsourcing vendors to maximize resource allocation.
  • Develop and coordinate a variety of projects in support of system marketing and communication plans.
  • Work with product and tech teams to enhance ad serving solutions, revenue products and QA/Troubleshooting methodology.
  • Maintain short-term and long-term visions and strategies for website enhancements.
  • Collaborate with service line leaders, marketing, and other content managers to create engage experiences for prospective and current patients.
  • Regularly evaluate competitors' and others' sites to ensure system's site is current, informational, creative and best meets customer needs.
What are the typical qualifications for Ad Operations jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, business administration or computer science.
  • Proficient with applicable software and systems.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced understanding of statistics.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
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Ad Operations Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,286 /yr
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£20K
Median: £30K
£47K
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Ad Operations Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
39%
2 - 4
31%
5 - 7
10%
8+
20%
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“This startup is scaling quickly and I imagine that there will be many career growth opportunities for employees.”

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“This startup is scaling quickly and I imagine that there will be many career growth opportunities for employees.”

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8 Feb 2022

“Not a good organisation to work for the didn’t give any chance to employee.”

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Digital Director
30 May 2022

“I say this as a pro and a con: The Digital and Design Industry is constantly changing and high turnover is typical.”

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Campaign Coordinator
2 May 2020

“I say this as a pro and a con: The advertising industry is constantly changing and high turnover is typical.”

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Operation Executive
2 Aug 2022

“Job benefit is good and attractive”

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7 Feb 2022

“I have a varied and interesting role and work with a good team.”

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21 Apr 2021

“I love my freedom and ability to be creative about how and when I get work done.”

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