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How We Work

  • Editorial

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    The Observer has been Dallas' leading independent news source since 1980. Every day we publish original reporting and compelling writing on local news, restaurants, music, arts and culture, providing a vital resource for readers who want to understand and engage with their community.

  • Sales

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    Advertising at the Dallas Observer has evolved from traditional media to a full-service media agency capable of fulfilling all of your marketing needs. The Dallas Observer's foundation is rooted in serving our local community and has now expanded our reach and breadth to handle business of all size and manner.

  • Marketing

    marketing

    The Dallas Observer Marketing team oversees the planning and execution of our annual signature events, as well as the daily promotion of all aspects of the Dallas Observer brand, including ongoing engagement with our readers and promotions for our clients.

  • Production

    production

    The Dallas Observer production team establishes creative and innovative marketing campaigns designed uniquely for each client.

  • Future - 401k plans so that you can plan for the future.
  • Holidays - Time to spend with family and friends.
  • Insurance - Health, dental, and vision to keep you healthy.
  • Vacation - Time to re-charge the batteries.
  • Fellowships - an unparalleled opportunity for young writers who wish to pursue a career in magazine-style journalism. And more!
 
"Whether we're highlighting the talents of local artists, celebrating the city's vibrant and expanding food scene or directing readers to the best of North Texas' culture, bars, nightlife and shops, if it's important to Dallas, we've been there to cover it, good and bad.

Through it all, our writers have been true "observers," wandering with eyes open and notebooks ready to bring Dallas' hidden gems to surface, making the weekly newspaper a priceless resource for people who love Dallas as much as we do.

Love? Yeah, that's right. If we've raked up some muck searching for those gems, that's because we love what Dallas is and what it can become. Just don't tell anyone, though. We have a reputation to maintain."
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    "Working for the Dallas Observer, you can often guarantee that no work day will ever be the same. The Observer offers a unique opportunity to work with a wide variety of the best events and businesses in Dallas."
    - Michelle Graves, Multi-Media Account Executive

Current Openings

JobDepartmentLocation
Digital Coordinator Account Management Dallas
The Dallas Observer is looking for a Digital Coordinator to join our team!

This individual will be responsible for digital campaign set-up tasks, campaign implementation, managing and tracking campaign delivery, QA and reporting, with quality, timely and accurate work – sharp attention to detail is a MUST! (So if you don't like the details, you won’t like this position.)

Responsibilities:
● Intake, Setup and QA digital advertising campaigns (email, banners, reskins & native) using multiple ad-serving platforms
● Analyze ad campaign performance(s) and make recommendations for optimization
● Digital Ad Trafficking for traditional advertising campaigns, submitting camera ready art, and submitting minor creative changes through Ad Management systems
● Works closely with accounting on billing reconciliation, should campaign run dates change
● Produce mid-campaign and post-campaign reports & recaps, to showcase campaign delivery and performance
● Cross-train on all support systems and platforms for 100% coverage of support team
● Support the creation of >$5,000 campaign proposals with sales team and managers
● Support internal teams with day to day operations, with a focus on providing speedy turnaround times and professional client service
● Track all contracts turned in by sales team

Required Skills:
● Detail oriented, incredibly organized, with a positive ‘Can Do!’ Attitude
● Data driven and customer service focused
● Exceptional Analytical Skills reading Google Data, Reporting Data and Other Data
● Proficient with Salesforce, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word
● Ability to contribute ideas and creative solutions when ad serving issues arise
● A good eye for layout and graphic design to facilitate effective and appealing advertising communication.
● Strong interpersonal skills
● Excellent communication skills
● Quick learner who loves to pick up new tools/software for reporting & analysis
● Strong desire to pursue new and creative ways to problem solve
● Disciplined work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Experience:
● Some type of involvement in trafficking/media analytics for digital advertising
● Experience with project management, account management, or relationship management.
● Sales Force

Yes, we do training, so fear not.

We offer a base salary based on experience, and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more!

If you are a passionate, hard-working individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and wants to join a dynamic, fun digital team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Please submit your resume and cover letter to: charlie.dondlinger@dallasobserver.com


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