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Ad Operations Summer Intern

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements on prestigious lists and by winning prominent awards, including: the Inc. 500 list (2015 and 2016), the Entrepreneur 360 list (2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY 2016 award and Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” list (2015 and 2016). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and Linkedin.

Who are you?

You're a college junior or senior, a grad student or recent graduate, who's trying to kickstart a career in advertising/tech. You're interested in a paid internship that'll have you touching multiple parts of our business and hustling for some of the world's biggest brands.   

The Requirements:

  • Comfort with numbers (math and Excel)
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest new media / mobile technology and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work both independently and with others in this fast-paced and collaborative environment

The Responsibilities:

  • Pre-Campaign Launch
  • Review KM media plan and clarify any unclear targeting instructions
  • Build campaigns in DFP in line with the media plan laid on in Kargo Marketplace and cross-checked with the Ad Ops Inventory & Targeting Guide
  • Meet with CCs and CMs to review campaign build outs before booking inventory
  • Building out Kargo Marketplace snippets with creative assets
  • Catching screenshots and testing ad units are rendering properly
  • Ongoing Projects
  • Check daily reporting to catch mistargeting lines (disapproved brands and ad units etc)
  • Pull discrepancy reports for campaigns and advise CCs and CMs on what amounts to buffer
  • Fill in weekly pacing doc for all campaigns

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Must be able to commute to Chicago office
  • Must be able to supply their own laptop
  • Has strong research, writing, organizational and grammar skills
  • Possesses a hunger to learn and be mentored by professionals
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment
  • Can commit to working at least 35 hours per week

Also, please tell us a little about yourself. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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