Manager, Ad Operations

at Mothership Strategies

Location Washington, DC
Date posted March 2, 2018
Category Agency
Job Type Full time
Political Affiliation Democrat
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Do you love politics and progressive causes? Do you daydream about spend ratios and the next greatest digital ad? Do looming deadlines and high stakes excite you? 

We're looking for an experienced ads professional to manage the operations team and help us grow through the rest of the cycle and beyond. This is a senior level position on the team that will work with the director of advertising and the manager of our media planning and strategy team to execute high impact online programs across our electoral and advocacy clients. You will have a hands-on role in helping us grow the volume and quality of work we are doing in this important election year.


  • Has intricate knowledge of various online advertising platforms (Adwords, DoubleClick, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Possesses knowledge of media buying strategies
  • Loves seeing patterns in seas of data
  • Skilled at managing processes and teams for quality assurance
  • Experience with reconciliation and ad invoicing
  • Tries on personal productivity tools like other people try on socks

What makes you a great fit for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ cycles of political advertising experience or comparable experience
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • You know the ins and outs of digital advertising and digital media planning
  • You’re creative with the tools at your disposal and love thinking outside the box
  • You understand the intricacies of ad operations and the technical aspects of digital advertising
  • You enjoy finding ways to continually develop your skills and build the skill sets of your team

In this job you will:

  • Lead the implementation of persuasion, education, mobilization and acquisition programs for our clients
  • Manage and oversee daily operations of the ad operations team, from execution to quality assurance to reporting and reconciliation
  • Oversee the optimization of our campaigns to achieve client goals, from maximizing fundraising ROI, to persuading and turning out voters, to engaging activists
  • Optimize processes across the operations team to help drive an aggressive ads program
  • Manage a robust reporting timeline and lead financial reconciliation
  • Support the Director of Advertising in growing team capabilities and scope
  • Perform other duties as necessary

We are experts in email fundraising, online advocacy and advertising. Mothership has raised over $300 million for some of the largest Democratic campaigns and progressive causes. We work collaboratively to create industry-leading tactics and engagement strategies for campaigns of all sizes. We are a motivated and passionate team that loves taking ownership of tasks, solving problems, and working towards results. When progressive candidates and causes need to unite millions of supporters to raise money online, they call us.

Benefits Summary:

  • Healthcare / dental / vision up to 100 percent of your premiums
  • 18 flexible PTO days
  • 401k and 4% employer match from day one
  • Monthly student loan payments in perpetuity until your loans are paid off
  • Management coaching and a personalized development plan to help you achieve your professional goals
  • Fully stocked kitchen with food and snacks 
  • Metro/Parking paid up to $250/mo
  • Uber/Lyft paid for if you work late
  • Pick a MacBook Pro or PC; dual monitors
  • Standing desks at your request
  • Contribution to your gym membership 
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • A brand new two-story office in the Manhattan Laundry complex right off of 14th street. (Think exposed brick and conference rooms named after Presidential pets).

Mothership Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that fights for progressive values nationwide, we’re committed to building a community based in diversity and inclusion at all levels. To that end, we strictly prohibit discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants of all backgrounds who are passionate about progressive politics are able and encouraged to apply!