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Job Context 
FT.com is the award-winning website of the Financial Times, providing the gold standard in global business news and information. FT.com’s innovative business model has made it one of the world’s most successful digital news operations. We believe in knowing our readers and advertisers and that is reflected in everything we do.
 
The Campaign Management team is responsible for providing a first class service to our clients, working alongside multiple teams across the commercial floor and becoming a key stakeholder in the successful delivery of digital campaigns across all FT entities.
 
As part of the newly formed vertical mapping, the team specialise not only in the delivery of campaigns but also throughout the briefing and reporting stages, offering insight and intelligence that leads to the successful delivery. Once an order is received, the campaign needs to be delivered and managed with strict attention to detail to ensure the campaign runs smoothly with optimisation to agreed metrics as required.
 
A proactive approach is taken, ensuring reporting and unique insight in provided and fed back to all teams and presented to our clients
 
Purpose of the Role
The purpose of the senior role is to take on more responsibility managing all aspects of your online campaign work for top spending clients. You will set an example to the team by attending sales meetings, working proactively with various teams around the business. You will be required to help the Vertical Lead with various tasks and should also assist other team members when required. 
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide the sales teams with regular reports on available inventory. Ensure that our available inventory is correctly managed and offer solutions for the sales team and advertisers.
  • Manage orders from point of booking through to end of campaign reports.
  • Provide visibility to the operations team and the sales team for the status of all orders ensuring campaigns start on schedule and are delivering as expected. Potential issues should be raised pro-actively with a view to early resolution of problems. Where possible, set up automated alerts and a process that operates as an early warning system for potential issues.
  • Testing of all advert creative, ensuring they meet FT specifications, are legally compliant and work correctly on the site. Build strong working relationships with creative agencies.
  • Pro-actively provide campaign reporting and presentations tailored to the stage of a campaign and work with the sales teams and advertisers to optimise campaigns to an agreed metric.
  • Work with the Data Strategist team to provide insight on aspects of the campaign that perform well and which aspects of the campaign are under-performing. Work together on optimisation ideas that will help to improve campaign performance.
  • Pro-actively work to ensure that the tools and processes in place are fit for purpose, suggesting changes to Vertical Lead
  • Get involved in ongoing projects and tasks, passing on knowledge to other members of the team.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
Qualifications / Competencies / Skills / Experience
Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of being able to prioritise workload, to work to agreed schedules and to re‐spond in a timely manner as required.
  • You should be able to show that you are a first class communicator and that you will be able to build work‐ing relationships both internally and externally.
  • You should be comfortable with digital technologies with a strong understanding of the FT products.
  • It is important that you can demonstrate analysis and reporting skills and can translate the analysis into en‐gaging presentations and reports.
  • Experience of using and knowledge of ad servers and order managements systems; Google
  • Ad Manager, AdBook, Passendo, DV360
  • Knowledge of third party ad servers (Sizmek, Google DCM), and ad verification partners (IAS, DV, MOAT)
  • Experience of using CRM systems and communication tools such as Salesforce, Slack
  • High creativity with the ability to identify potential upselling opportunities based on previous campaign delivery
 
Skills
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills both for reporting and campaign optimisation
  • Ability to form strong working relationships
  • Comfortable with prioritisation
 
Attitude
  • You are execution focused and are keen to succeed.
  • Results-driven, high-performing, high-quality work attitude.
  • You are proactive and look to seek out the opportunities rather than waiting to be asked.
  • You must demonstrate the maturity to work independently on a day-to-day basis and have the wisdom to know when to collaborate, delegate and/or escalate
  • You work in a collaborative manner and are proactive in always seeking to improve
  • You have a desire and a hunger to look at the bigger picture looking more broadly at the needs of FT with‐out being limited to just the specific campaigns or sales reps you are working with.
  • Interest and knowledge of Financial institutions and the Financial services sector/brands is a plus

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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