Programmatic & Yield Analyst

Location: Plano, TX
Department: Digital

Compensation: $ - $
Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The LEARFIELD suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 


 

Learfield manages ad operations for more than 1,400 website and mobile applications across its vast network of university, conference, and association partnerships. This position will be a member of the Ad Operations team whose primary focus is assisting Learfield’s local and national sales team in the optimization and growth of display/video ad revenue through programmatic and data-driven solutions.

The Programmatic & Yield Analyst will be a key position within our Ad Operations team, helping to surface insights, manage digital revenue analytics, programmatic partner performance, and be a key contributor helping us to capitalize on maximizing revenue potential of our digital portfolio of websites and apps. This position sites within the company’s Media & Partnerships Group.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage programmatic reporting processes across Ad Operations, surfacing performance results, trends, and areas of opportunity
  • Manage and maintain partner connections to centralized programmatic reporting tools
  • Assist with dashboard creation and ongoing maintenance to support business intelligence initiatives
  • Provide revenue analytics, forecasting, and reporting to help guide stakeholders with making business decisions around ad product strategy, pricing, and 3rd party sales opportunities
  • Assist management to ensure successful transition to Fan365 sales product deliverability across official athletic websites
  • Ensure quality assurance and accuracy across all programmatic partners and various data sources
  • Manage reporting products inside Google Ad Manager and other ad tech systems to aid in efficient reporting processes across network of websites & apps
  • Track inventory delivery, sell-thru rate, eCPM, and yield analytics across all sales channels and ad products to provide key insights into sales leadership
  • Delivery monthly reporting to aid in the financial revenue reconciliation process for invoices and accounts receivable
  • Collaborate with programmatic operations team to identify areas of need and opportunity to maximize revenue through new demand partnerships & partner optimizations

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience within programmatic, yield management, or data analytics with either a publisher, ad agency, or ad tech vendor
  • Data science and/or data analysis background
  • Highly analytics, entrepreneurial, and ability to work autonomously
  • Familiarity with Google Ad Manager, exchange/RTB platforms, Supply Side Partners (e.g. Index Exchange, Xandr, Sovrn, Amazon, Magnite, Pubmatic, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with Google Data Studio, Tableau, or other data visualization tools
  • Maintain a high level of efficiency and quality assurance for competing projects

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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