Ad Tech Executive


The IAB is the not-for-profit trade body for the digital advertising industry with members from some of the biggest companies in the world including Google, Meta, Amazon, News UK, Microsoft and TikTok. Our purpose is to build a better future for digital advertising, for the benefit of everyone. We do this through a range of activities including events, training, research, setting standards, helping the industry to remain self-regulated and more. You can find out more about us and the work we do here.


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The role

This is a full-time role in the Ad Tech team, whose work is at the centre of everything we do. This team of tech enthusiasts tackle challenges in the digital advertising industry and help our members navigate change. Ultimately, with the objective of making digital advertising more trusted, safe and responsible by ensuring compliance with GDPR, ePrivacy law and tackling ad fraud as well as upholding brand safety.


Role overview

The Ad Tech Executive is responsible for managing and helping to evolve the Gold Standard, a certification that brings together existing industry initiatives to improve the digital ad experience. This role is pivotal in managing our members through the certification process, identifying initiatives to uphold brand safety and supply chain transparency and delivering presentations about the initiative.


Additionally, this person will support the team on different ad tech initiatives such as preparing the industry for a cookie-less future.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the end-to-end Gold Standard certification process, ensuring that all evidence is accurately processed, and updates are complied with.
  • Work with IAB UK members within the digital advertising supply chain to foster a safer, more effective online ecosystem
  • Identifying the type of company registering, ensuring compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations
  • Deliver presentations to educate internal teams and partners on the Gold Standard requirements and benefits, direct members to relevant training modules
  • Raise awareness of initiatives aimed at cracking down on financial scam ads and enhancing the digital ad experience to members



  • Minimum of one year’s experience in the Ad Tech industry, preferably within Programmatic advertising.
  • Thorough attention to detail and solid organisational skills
  • Ability to follow procedures and identify gaps in compliance
  • Analytical skills and a balanced approach to matching industry standards and identifying discrepancies for continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying complex information (both as a summary and in specific terms as needed)
  • Agile approach in responding to evolution of the standard
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to work under pressure and comfortable with deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative as part of collaborative team
  • Good interpersonal abilities working with members and the IAB team


Management structure 

This role will report into the Ad Tech Manager.


Flexible working

We have a hybrid approach to working, with the whole company working from the office in Covent Garden every Wednesday and we ask team members to come into the office on at least one other day per week.


Equal opportunities

The IAB supports equal opportunities for everyone, because we want to build a digital advertising industry that is for everybody. We value and respect all differences in people (seen and unseen). One of the ways we do this is by actively encouraging staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines options available. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility, equipment or other support you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we promise not to judge you for asking.


Application process

Applications to be sent to Pat Hann [email protected]. Salary is competitive.


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