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Programmatic Director (Entertainment)- Agency



Our client, a leading Performance Marketing Agency is looking for a Programmatic Director (Entertainment) to work remote

Our client is seeking a Director of Programmatic to oversee day-to-day operations of a new client! You will be managing both the Programmatic buying division and the Direct IO division for this client. 


  • Overseeing the management and career development for Programmatic team members
  • Assisting with new business proposal creation and distribution
  • Managing client programmatic media campaigns, including strategy development, project management, report delivery, and client communication
  • Overseeing the day to day workload, training and career development of between 3-4 direct reports and will have purview over a team of 10-12.
  • Directly contributing to departmental growth initiatives, establishment of best practices, and recruitment processes
  • Proactively ensuring that the media teams are educated on new and innovative strategies and that continually inspires teams to raise the bar strategically, creatively and operationally
  • Overseeing budgeting and forecasting for IO media
  • Identifying publisher data partnership opportunities
  • Building the approach for vendor identification
  • Escalating high level learnings to integrate into cross-channel and executive level deliverables 
  • Leading IO x Programmatic knowledge sharing to inform opportunities for publisher buying types (PG vs. Direct), creative recommendations, ad format recommendations, etc.
  • Attending client-led meetings about business and audience priorities to inform IO strategy
  • Influencing creative strategy based on audience x content priorities
  • The Programmatic channel lead in client meetings alongside strategy and channel leads
  • Maintaining knowledge of industry trends with Programmatic and representing the company at relevant industry conferences and networking with partners 
  • Managing technology vendor relationships as well as the implementation and/or integration of those technologies
  • Managing this client with various DSPs and other engines including campaign creation, trafficking, and optimization
  • Conducting industry, audience and competitor research
  • Analyzing campaign results and adjust strategy and budgets accordingly utilizing various site/media measurement solutions 
  • Communicating with the client regularly to discuss goals and deliver results
  • Developing strategies across all marketing channels to improve ROI/ROAS and achieve maximum efficiency
  • Educating and collaborating with other agency services 
  • Staying abreast with C-suite updates and actively 
  • A go to resource for strategic programmatic and omni-channel consult, developing ongoing materials and training to improve internal team capabilities as well as providing guidance on any given account for higher level channel strategy


  • 6+ years in a hands-on role managing Programmatic campaigns at an agency, FMP/Social Ads API Platform, or DSP
  • 2+ years of direct supervisory experience in programmatic or related fields
  • Advanced understanding of programmatic buying (DSP) and audience segmentation (DMP). Advanced experience with ad trafficking (Campaign Manager a plus). Be a company expert on programmatic media buying
  • Strong expertise and background in media analytics and/or audience data management platforms (Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.)
  • Leadership and initiative to grow a new position/team. Partner with team lead to set the holistic strategy and growth plans for the client engagement inclusive of existing channels and new opportunities that ladder up to client business objectives
  • Experience managing  team verbal and written client comms to ensure they are thoughtful and buttoned up, emphasizing a clear POV and completely addressing client needs/asks 
  • The ability to manage multi-level teams of Associate Managers and outsourced vendors. 
  • Working knowledge of display, video, social and/or DSP partners, and external data or media providers (DBM, TTD, Data Xu, Media Math, LiveRamp etc.)
  • Expertise in cross-channel and cross-device tracking, optimization, and attribution
  • Previous management experience, especially in an agency setting, a plus
  • General knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), social advertising, and web usability
  • Innate curiosity and passion to learn what's next and an ability to figure out new and different ways to apply evolving media technologies to our current practice

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