Senior Director of Global Media Operations.
Chicago , Illinois
March 11, 2017

Babycenter is recruiting for a Senior Director of Global Media Operations. 

BabyCenter® is the world’s partner in parenting. The #1 pregnancy and parenting digital destination, BabyCenter reaches more than 40 million moms and dads monthly in 11 languages from Canada to the Middle East to China. In the United States, 7 in 10 babies born last year were BabyCenter babies. BabyCenter provides parents with trusted information, advice from peers, and support that’s Remarkably Right® at every stage of their child’s development. Products include websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives. BabyCenter also leverages its industry-leading audience engagement to provide unparalleled insights and innovative marketing solutions to the world’s top brands, retailers, and institutions. Additionally, BabyCenter is committed to improving maternal health globally, and – through its Mission Motherhood™ campaign – works closely with nonprofits, NGOs, and governments to help make motherhood safer for all women. BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


The Senior Director of Global Media Operations leads the strategy for Media Operations to optimize for revenue growth and the future state of the media business with Sales leaders. You ensure the satisfaction of our clients, stay current with the industry, and innovate on new ad products. You also manage and create partnerships to advance the business; lead and develop individual and team performance; collaborate across the organization; and manage budgets and resource planning. You articulate vision and action plans clearly in presentations, both internally and externally.

The ideal candidate brings experience in ad operations, client marketing, sales planning, and inventory management and yield, with a foundation in analytics acumen that enables you to understand and optimize data to monetize, interpret, and inform results.

This is a full-time position, preferably at BabyCenter headquarters in San Francisco but possibly in New York or Chicago for the right candidate.

  • Develop and implement short- and long-term strategy for our media business and support teams, focusing on BabyCenter as a premium publisher. Technical and systems automation with a focus on revenue optimization is key to opportunities today.
  • Grow programmatic and data monetization as key areas of revenue.
  • Direct ad product ideation and scalability with the product and engineering teams.
  • Optimize and own high-level vendor relationships such as Google, Salesforce, Operative, Krux, and AppNexus and develop others to improve, simplify, and manage business needs.
  • Lead, coach, mentor, and develop a team of four direct reports and their reports, optimizing resources, priorities, communication, and structure to deliver objectives and results.
  • Collaborate with VP of Global Sales and Director of JNJ Partnerships to deliver revenue goals.
  • Manage budgets for media operations, working closely with finance to shape plan to deliver.
  • Participate on the BabyCenter senior leadership team to drive the overall strategy and culture of the organization and achieve shared goals.

  • 10+ years in internet media
  • 7+ years in ad operations and/or client marketing, and sales support
  • 7+ years of people management with proven passion for development and growth of teams
  • 2+ years of data and programmatic monetization with systems familiarity
  • History of vendor management and understanding, e.g. DoubleClick, Salesforce, and DMP
  • Analytics acumen to understand the metrics of success and calculate your way there
  • Successful large and small, client partnership management
  • Experience and skill at presenting to senior leaders and large audiences
  • Strong business acumen with a history of leading teams that deliver profitable and scalable ad solutions
  • Organized and knowledgeable; process excellence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree; master's degree a plus

How to apply
BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Qualified candidates, please submit an application online at J&J Careers.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Francisco
Other Locations
North America-United States-Illinois-Chicago, North America-United States-New York-New York
BabyCenter, LLC (6009)
Job Function
Sales Administration

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