Jess

Global Head of Programmatic | New York

How did you end up at the FT?

Prior to the FT, I worked for a programmatic startup. Once the company ceased operations, I reached out to a former colleague for advice. Coincidentally, a spot opened up on his team the same day and I started working on the US Ad Operations team two weeks later. Three and a half years later, it remains one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Programmatic is constantly changing. There are no typical days. I spend a lot of time training our internal teams and clients on emerging programmatic trends and products. I also research new technologies that maximise yield and revenue for the FT while eliminating manual inefficiencies for the global commercial team.

What has been your most memorable experience so far?

Spending three months in the London office was by far the most memorable experience. It was an incredible opportunity which I’m so grateful for. Working with the UK and European commercial teams and their clients allowed me to learn more about programmatic in those markets. It was also great to meet and spend time with people I constantly email.

What do you think is unique about the FT culture?

Despite being a global company, the FT has a startup feel to it, especially in the New York office. It’s the people that make it unique.

What do you like most about working here?

My team. Being able to work with people who support one another at a company that invests in our career growth is the best part about working at the FT.

If you had to describe the FT in three words, what would they be?  

Integrity, innovation, quality.