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Ad Operations Specialist/Media Trader


Your Role

Are you all fired up about the possibility of holding a media trader role and joining one of Canada’s fastest growing advertising technology companies? Ready to collaborate with the sales team to plan and deliver performing display campaigns for our clients? Want to help advertisers leverage the district m – GO national™ offer to drive better performance from their digital campaigns? If so, this job is for you!

district m is looking for a Media Trader to join its team. Your role in ad operations for this dynamic start-up will lead you to strategically plan and execute digital display campaigns and optimize toward advertiser’s performance goals. You will be working from district m’s 12,000 sq ft facility in Montreal’s Mile-End district.

Your mission:

  • Strategically build, manage, and optimize display campaigns, primarily using AppNexus and Display Video 360 by Google;
  • Support the sales teams in planning display campaigns;
  • Master ad trafficking steps/possibilities and provide support to advertisers in preparation for campaign launch;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present information in a meaningful way
  • Analyze campaign’s delivery data and optimize against campaign objectives;
  • Leverage district m’s portfolio of rich ad format to improve campaign performance and provide bespoke strategies to clients;
  • Continuously improve buying methodologies and follow programmatic industry trends and innovations;
  • Provide campaign reports and performance analysis and recommendations for all activities;
  • Work with product teams from all departments to implement best practices on new programmatic solutions;


  • 1-2-year experience in digital campaign management;
  • Fluent in English and French (written and spoken);
  • Well-versed in the use of the Internet;
  • Highly proficient in Excel and Outlook;
  • Willing to help others;
  • A strategic, analytical thinker with strong quantitative and qualitative skills;
  • Excellent project management and communication skills;
  • Familiar with web-based advertising metrics;
  • Experience with DBM, AppNexus or other DSPs;
  • Enjoys a fun, fast paced environment;
  • Self-starter, good at working both independently and with a team;
  • Flexible, able to meet short deadlines;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Prior experience with all forms of digital advertising targeting, as well as working with data warehouses, internal customer databases, rich media, etc.;
  • Knowledge of social media and search marketing.

We'll call you right away if you are also:

  • Experienced with AppNexus;
  • Knowledgeable of trafficking platforms such as Campaign manager (google) and Sizmek.

People say this about you:

  • You enjoy teamwork and collaborating with people;
  • You have a high energy, are self-motivated and passionate about working in a fast paced start-up environment;
  • You are comfortable with a dynamic, high change company and industry;
  • You have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • You have a do-it-yourself start-up attitude.

What’s in it for you:

  • Healthy snacks
  • Flexible schedule (and a summer schedule!)
  • Extra time off between Christmas and New Year
  • Beautiful modern open-concept office (that we are renovating at this instant!)
  • Monthly social activities (bagel breakfast, summer BBQ, cocktail competition and more)
  • A competitive salary and benefits. We offer you insights to a leader company in the digital advertising field in just a few months.
  • And much more…

About district m

district m is a digital technology company that provides unique solutions for publishers and advertisers. For the supply side, we have developed proprietary products designed to increase revenue streams from digital ad inventory. On the demand side, we specialize in unique campaign management. Our exclusive and proprietary technology segments data and user profiles, which allows our clients the ability to reach diverse and specific audiences at the right time.

Becoming a districter means you will join a team full of inspiring people who are always working to go above and beyond expectations. At district m, we pride ourselves on having a friendly and open environment where employees are encouraged to share new ideas and where all opinions are valued.

If you’ve been looking to work for a company where you won’t just be an employee among many, and where you would collaborate with other ambitious and success-oriented professionals, then we would like to meet you!

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