Canvas Worldwide, LLC.

  • Strategist, Programmatic

    Job Locations US-CA-Playa Vista
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Programmatic Strategist works within the Programmatic group – as a subset of the Digital group, and reports into the VP, Group Director, Programmatic. While the programmatic group is a specialized channel, the role also requires the programmatic specialist to work with strategy teams as an extension of their plan execution process.


    Programmatic specialists own their platforms and see campaigns from start to finish – inclusive of all self-service capabilities in planning, trafficking, execution, optimization, and reporting.


    Platform (primary) - dsp

    • Master the usage of demand side platforms for campaign set up, optimization, and reporting; inclusive of:
      • Bulk editing and updating of campaigns (+ budget management)
      • Working in reporting suite to glean insights on a daily, weekly, monthly basis
      • Applying insights to create and manage campaigns
    • Manage relationship with platform support teams to continually bring innovation to product and communicate updates



    Platform  (secondary) – partner platforms

    • Learn and master processes and systems related to the trafficking and workflow management of programmatic campaigns; inclusive of:
      • Primary Ad Server
      • Billing/Planning system
      • Verification systems
      • Measurement systems
    • Learn and become proficient in reporting systems that support programmatic campaigns (inclusive of data, verification, analysis that comes from reporting output directly in DSP)


    Campaign Ownership

    • Work collaboratively with multiple groups both internally and externally (client and creative agency)
    • Participation in status meetings – and communicate updates outward
    • Clarify with strategy teams on campaign deliverable requirements
    • Work collaboratively with analytics + adops teams on tagging requirements to QA performance
    • Own billing and reconciliation process (inclusive of ad serving estimation) to maintain campaign parameters
    • Communicate outwardly on partner recommendations + rationales to share feedback on partners
    • Clear communication on if deadlines will not be met to manage expectations


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 1-2 years’ experience working at a media agency
    • Knowledge of DSP platforms (Doubleclick Bid Manager, Mediamath, The Trade Desk, Appnexus, or Dataxu) required
    • Be proactive: Show interest in constantly learning and growing
    • Be organized: able to work with dept head to prioritize projects across campaigns while also clearly communicating progress and project completion
    • Experience mentoring and guiding assistants/associates
    • Team player




    Salary and Benefits

    Competitive salary.  Generous benefits including health coverage, unlimited PTO and matching 401(k)


    Canvas Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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