Digital Ad Operations Specialist

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

Job Description

TEGNA seeks Digital Ad Operations Specialist to support regional and national direct campaign fulfillment for our OTT business, PREMION. The ideal candidate will work exclusively with the PREMION direct team based out of our New York City office to facilitate regional and national OTT advertising campaigns from order entry through billing, with a focus on ad trafficking, campaign fulfillment, and quality control for major key accounts.

This is an excellent career opportunity with a thriving team environment that will allow you to meet individual and team goals. Be a part of the growth of this exciting, cutting-edge team at TEGNA!

The Digital Ad Operations Specialist will play a critical role in managing all executional aspects of Premion direct key accounts pertaining to creative receipt and implementation, tracking, and campaign delivery, to ensure timely launch, flawless execution, and KPI fulfillment for all advertising campaigns. The ideal candidate has a passion for the OTT landscape, must possess excellent communication skills, and can ideate and work cross-functionally to bring those ideas to realization.

Detailed training will be provided to the candidate selected.  


Responsibilities include: 

  • Act as liaison with Premion direct sales, account management, and agency creative teams regarding implementing, scheduling, tracking, and delivery of campaigns. 
  • Assist with inputting detailed information into systems where required and identify missing components needed to expedite campaign setup. 
  • Accountable as the subject matter expert for all aspects of the ad servers and how to appropriately schedule campaigns. Must follow delivery guidelines and tactics to ensure campaign delivery. 
  • Work closely with manager to serve as a point of contact between ad server/ operations and account management. 
  • Support all creative trafficking needs by scheduling and maintaining placements, rotation of ads, and creative throughout the lifetime of campaigns. Embed additional survey, audience measurement, verification, and other tracking components for external vendors as needed. 
  • Support daily QA and timely troubleshooting of all placements, tagging, and floodlights/vendor pixels for on-site tracking implementations to ensure proper tracking 
  • Proactively communicate with all internal teams at the onset of a campaign to identify and implement all creative and technical requirements

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 2-3+ years ad operations experience either agency side or within the digital industry, trafficking large-scale media campaigns or comparable experience with digital ad serving platforms or in ad trafficking.
  • Must have experience fulfilling and executing digital advertising campaigns, preferable from large agencies.
  • Experience with cross-media creative, delivery platforms, and/or 3rd Party Ad Verification systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at once with superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Quick, adaptive learner who will quickly develop expertise in digital workflow and ad serving systems.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey technical and complex information.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (proficient-to-advanced skillset in Excel is a must.
  • Ability to react to change productively a must.
  • Salesforce Experience a plus.
  • A strong can-do, positive attitude and a strong desire to get things done.



Premion, a division of TEGNA, is a first-in-market advertising services platform that offers local and regional advertisers access to premium long-form episodic content through one streamlined solution. Premion is a new division of TEGNA Media.  Premion aggregates advertising inventory from more than 80 OTT inventory sources providing a one-stop-shop for regional and local advertisers.   Premion has rolled out nationwide with ability to deliver campaigns in single and multiple DMAs, leveraging TEGNA’s sales force of more than 700 across the country, connecting its more than 14,000 local and regional advertising clients.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 51 television stations and four radio stations in 43 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 35 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest that reach more than 87 million U.S. television homes. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit