Programmatic Media Buyer

H&L Partners is seeking a Programmatic Media Buyer to join the Media team in the Oakland office, situated just off the water at Jack London Square. The Programmatic Media Buyer will take part in executing media within an in-house trading desk, setting up campaigns, and optimizing to improve performance. Bring teamwork, an inventive spirit, and experience in programmatic media buying, and be ready to shape campaigns for high-profile clients nationwide. If you’re looking for the opportunity to take your programmatic buying experience to the next level, we want to speak with you!


·     Work under the Programmatic Media Manager to build, launch, and manage digital campaigns across all forms of programmatic media, including paid search, social, display, video, and native

·     Implement buys in demand-side platforms, execute testing strategies, and deliver insight into the implications of campaign constraints, such as scale, ramp-up time, creative used, and cost per conversion

·     Continually improve campaign performance via testing and analysis of performance-based ad copy, positioning, targeting, etc.

·     Manage campaign spend and performance, depending on client budget and KPIs

·     Analyze and draw conclusions, leveraging third-party data analysis tools, campaign results, website analytics data, and demand-side platform analytics tools

·     Effectively manage multiple clients across multiple platforms simultaneously

·     Work on other projects as assigned


·     Hands-on optimization experience in programmatic media or other relevant media types

·     Knowledge of proven optimization techniques and bid management in programmatic media

·     Experience in media planning and reporting

·     Knowledge of the targeting capabilities of digital ads, by channel and by underlying technology

·     Strong aptitude for numerical detail and analysis

·     1–3 years’ experience in performance marketing and/or programmatic media

·     Bachelor’s degree preferred


·     Analytical and strategic thinking

·     Communication: written and spoken (presentation skills included)

·     Planning and organization

·     Problem-solving

·     Collaboration


·     Thrives in a work environment that grants autonomy. Media buying within our in-house trade desk is no small task. The ideal candidate must pay attention to detail.

·     Has demonstrated experience in championing in a campaign environment. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate must be able to work collaboratively with internal and external teams to manage campaigns.

·     Communicates well. The ideal candidate must be able to receive and give direction to teams and effectively articulate who the target audience is through presentations,

·     Has an entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate is proactive and has a creative approach to solving problems He or she is eager to make an impact on the evolving media landscape by learning new platforms and expanding his or her knowledge base.