Careers

We're always looking for smart dedicated people. Please feel free to submit your resume or check back for updated positions. See open positions below and submit applications to jobs@bpimedia.com.

Current Openings:

  • Ad Operations Director (Washington, DC)

    The Ad Operations Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day of the ad ops team, while looking for opportunities to increase operations efficiencies. The Ad Operations Director reports to the Senior Media Director, Ad Operations. Tasks and responsibilities include:
    • Daily management of Ad Operations team, including supervision of ad trafficking, tag implementation, ongoing Q/A, monitoring, troubleshooting, and vendor needs
    • Implementation, management, and team training of various tag management systems
    • Central resource for the agency, operations team, and clients when it comes to various ad serving technologies, platforms, and best practices
    • Custom solution development to achieve individual client and campaign goals
    • Review and oversee operational or technical issues as they arise
    • Execute and maintain training for existing and new ad operations team members, as well as media planners/buyers on an as-needed basis
    • Manage data (input and output) of our various platforms and work with third parties and internal teams to implement and manage their data coming into the tools
    • Proactively stay ahead of the curve of ad operations trends and keep current with online and media knowledge as a whole
    • Manage existing third party vendor relationships and continuously meet/introduce new partners
    • Assist with new business solutions
    • Mentor team members and grow the collective skill set of the team
    To qualify, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 6+ years of experience in digital advertising operations
    • Experience managing a team
    • Extensive experience working on large scale accounts, preferably in an agency setting
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Extensive experience with ad serving platforms, such as DoubleClick, MediaMind (Sizmek), Atlas, Flashtalking
    • Strong understanding of overall ad technology ecosystem, ad servers, DMPs, and other related products
    Apply
  • Marketing & Design Fellowships

    Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a marketing and communications agency based in Washington, DC and New York, NY. Founded by the digital team behind the '08 and '12 Obama campaigns, we now serve some of the biggest names in the corporate, non-profit and political arenas. Candidates will have the unique opportunity to work with major political races, leading philanthropic organizations and corporations. Fellows will work closely with BPI staff in order to support an array of projects from advertising campaign and website launches, to content, email and social media strategy. Online Marketing Fellowship

    Qualifications:
    • Passion for technology, marketing and Democratic politics
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to excel in a fast pace environment
    • Experience writing online content social media, blogs, email marketing
    • Desire to organize data and work toward actionable outcomes
    • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
    • Excellent understanding of Excel, Word
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a team
    • Understands deadlines

    Preferred Skills:

    • Knowledge of AdWords, AdCenter (Bing), DFA (DART/DoubleClick), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube advertising
    • Knowledge of media buying and/or planning
    • Knowledge of CRM platforms such as Salsa, Convio, Hubspot, Salesforce, MailChimp or similar platforms
    • Knowledge of social media marketing on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine
    • Knowledge of analytics and/or monitoring platforms such as Google Analytics, Omniture, Hootsuite, Topsy
    • Knowledge of HTML, basic graphic design skills (Photoshop, Flash), and/or basic video editing skills (Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, After Effects)
    • Background/experience in advertising, marketing, social media, fundraising, email and/or politics
    Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY Schedule: Full-time; 3-6 months, extended pending review. A full-time position will be considered after the completion of the fellowship program. Job Type: Paid Fellowship Employee Status: Temporary

    Graphic Design Fellowship

    Qualifications:
    • Excellent capabilities with Adobe Software Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
    • Strong visual communication and layout skills; an eye for detail
    • Understanding of online advertising units and creation of shareable/info-graphics
    • Passion for technology, marketing and Democratic politics
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a team
    • Understands deadlines

    Preferred Skills:

    • Knowledge of HTML/HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Action Script
    • Experience with photography, photo-editing, shooting video and/or video production (Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, After Effects)
    • Background/experience in new media or multimedia design
    • Background/experience in advertising, marketing or politics a plus
    Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY Schedule: Full-time; 3-6 months, extended pending review. A full-time position will be considered after the completion of the fellowship program. Job Type: Paid Fellowship Employee Status: Temporary
    Apply
  • Media Associate/Junior Media Planner (Washington, DC & New York)

    We are looking for a media associate or junior media planner who can run a timely launch and execution of all media campaigns while adhering to BPI’s quality standards.

    External Activities:

    • Assist Media Planner in vendor communications, sending Requests For Proposals (RFPs) or Information (RFIs), and in negotiating rates, terms and conditions, added value, etc.
    • Request screenshots from vendors.

    Internal Activities:

    • Work with the Media Planner to build media plans, book buys, create IOs, etc.
    • Create supporting documents (e.g. flowcharts, decks, pacing docs, etc.) for campaigns as requested by the Media Planner.
    • Set up and manage client folders in the shared drive to ensure all documents pertaining to a campaign are accessible to the team.
    • Once Media Planner has approved buys to be booked, print and request signature for all Insertion Orders (IO) that are to then be organized and filed in the shared drive.
    • Fill out the trafficking request sheet with buy details in order to minimize confusion, ambiguity, and wasted time when setting up campaigns in DFA.
    • For campaigns run in TradeDesk and/or Brightroll, launch in the platforms after receiving tags from our internal Ad Ops.
    • Pull daily reporting to monitor pacing and inform media planner of suggested optimizations in order to improve delivery speed and campaign performance.
    • Monitor spend daily to ensure campaigns do not over- or under-deliver. Alert Media Planner of any issues asap.
    • Create internal and external facing reports for the Media Planner and Client Lead throughout the campaign as well as a final recap once a campaign has ended.
    • Update the master vendor contact sheet on the shared drive as needed.

    Location: New York City and/or Washington, DC.

    Employee Status: Full-Time.

    Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bully Pulpit Interactive is an equal opportunity employer.

    Benefits: BPI offers a competitive benefits package including health care and 401k benefits.

    Apply
  • Media Planner/Buyer/Strategist

    Mission: Timely launch and execution of all media campaigns while adhering to BPI’s and Precision Network’s quality standards.

    Result: Successful campaigns that achieve client’s media goals and/or learnings that can be applied to improve future campaigns.

    External Activities:

    • Act as the primary point of contact for vendors to communicate client needs or requests.
    • Send Requests For Proposals (RFPs) or Information (RFIs) to vendors.
    • Negotiate rates, terms and conditions, pricing models, added value, etc. on behalf of our clients to get the most out of the budget allocated to a campaign.
    • In coordination with the Client Lead, respond to client’s media questions and requests.
    • Send Authorization to Buy (ATB), media plans, flowcharts, and other such supporting documents to Client Lead/Client.

    Internal Activities:

    • Determine campaign goals and tactics for each client and develop a media plan that will achieve them; that includes allocating media budgets between channels, selecting the best vendors by using research tools and historical data, and providing rational for the approach chosen.
    • Work with the Ad Ops Director and Media Director to set realistic timelines for launch based on the size of the campaign and communicate the timeline to the Client Lead/Client.
    • Manage negotiation and media buying.
    • Create Insertion Orders and work with vendors to ensure adherence to our terms and conditions.
    • Send spec sheets to the Client Leads/Clients to ensure the right ads are built and that the creative is in harmony with media buy.
    • Manage the trafficking and QA process.
    • Launch and manage campaigns on Precision Network.
    • Analyze and evaluate reports and results, translate data findings, and use data collected to plan for course correction or continuation of media programs.
    • Work with Media Director and Client Leads to evaluate the success or failure of digital campaigns and help them determine next steps for a client.
    • Provide the Client Leads with support when needed in communicating our media point of view, timelines, media recommendations, processes, etc.
    • Confirm with Client Leads and the Finance team the billing and invoicing structure for each campaign.
    • Oversee the Media Associate on spend delivery and manage the overall campaign budgets.
    • Manage monthly and end of campaign reconciliation process; work with Finance to close out campaigns.
    • Participate in brainstorm sessions with the intention of bringing new, original ideas to life.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • 2-4 years of media planning/buying experience, including 2 years focused on online.
    • Thrives in a fast paced, deadline driven, changing environment; can adapt media plans due to changes in client objectives, priorities or budgets while minimizing impact on project momentum.
    • Experience managing both brand and direct marketing initiatives.
    • Thorough understanding of the media process, media department and inter-department relationships.
    • Demonstrated ability to generate and present well-considered ideas and solutions.
    • Experienced negotiator.
    • Strong analytical skills, ability to relate results to client business objectives.
    • Firm grasp of the various performance metrics and benchmarks as well as best practices.
    • Ability to understand client goals and translate those into an effective media strategy.
    • Balanced ability to perform analytically and creatively.
    • Experience using DoubleClick Dart (or other ad serving technology) and with research tools such as comScore Metrix a plus.

    Apply