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Director of Publisher Operations (Online Advertising)

San Francisco, CA | Platform Operations

Job Description

The Director of Publisher Operations oversees our Publisher and Platform operations teams, maximize remnant revenue for our publishers.  This role works closely with the VP, Operations on developing overall strategy and direction for the department.  The ideal candidate will understand the ad technology space, thoroughly, and have experience growing, managing and maximizing revenue for a large publisher base.


  • Oversee publisher account management, demand managers, and platform operations professionals
  • Develop process and strategy toward achieving revenue and margin goals
  • Vet, test and implement strategic technology partners
  • Report on network inefficiencies and recommend strategies toward correction
  • Partner with Product team on publisher portal iterations, new ad product needs and
  • Research and recommend new ad products based upon publisher feedback

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a publisher operations or online advertising operations management role
  • Through understanding of and experience with adverting landscape (programmatic buying, data management, etc)
  • Comfortable with ad technology/ad networks both in practice and strategy
  • In love with data and analytics.   Ability to troubleshoot and improve operations process. 
  • Excellent communication skills , both written and verbal
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  • Sense of humor and energized by working in a start-up, fast moving environment.

What Else is in it for You?

FUN:  Monthly employee events (such as baseball games and bowling); snacks and beverages in the kitchen; free catered monthly lunches; impromptu happy hours, etc.   Comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with the base medical coverage is 100% employer paid for the employee/85% paid for dependents.
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D insurance, STD, LTD
  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-Tax Commuter benefit; Health and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Time off:  15 days PTO to start, 11 major holidays:

About Us:

Technorati Media is an integrated online media company with an advertising network, a social rich media technology platform, and two owned web properties including the internet’s largest blog directory. Launched in June 2008, Technorati Media’s ad network has quickly grown into the largest social media ad network (over 1,300 independent sites, blogs, and social networks), boasting an audience of over 130 million US unique visitors a month. Technorati Media is the 49th largest media property in the US, the 8th largest social media property and the 3rd largest blog property.*

Technorati.com, the flagship site, is the world’s first and largest blog search engine and a robust community blogging platform.

BlogCritics.org is a journalism 3.0 site with a community of over 3,500 authors who have published over 85,000 articles using the site’s proprietary publishing platform.

*all audience numbers comScore January 2013

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