Paid Media Operations Associate Berkeley, CA / Washington, D.C.

Trilogy Interactive is a full-service digital agency. For over a decade, we have stood at the forefront of the digital revolution in the progressive political and nonprofit space. We are reshaping what’s possible in the world of politics through our award-winning programs for progressive campaigns, nonprofits, and organizations.

Our team is hiring a Media Operations Associate. In this role, you will track and evaluate the performance of paid advertising campaigns. This includes reporting on creative performance, audience delivery, media placements, and vendor performance. You will monitor campaign spending to ensure programs finish on budget and on time. You will become proficient with the technological tools of digital advertising as well as our own back-end operational systems.

We value team members with an entrepreneurial mindset who enjoy wearing multiple hats, collaborating across teams, trying new things, and learning every day. This role will have direct client contact. We offer an open and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to interact with all levels of management to present your ideas, ask questions, and move projects forward.

If you are ready to use your planning and buying skills to make a positive impact on your community in an exciting, team-focused environment, please apply today. 


Learning: Your first directive as a media associate is to never stop learning. Be a sponge. Soak up as much knowledge as you can.

Campaign Tracking: Quickly learn how to work with Facebook, Google, and Programmatic advertising tools. Assist with digital ad operations and quality assurance.

Reporting: Using Trilogy proprietary tools and Microsoft Excel, build performance reports using data from media vendors and internal databases. Provide regular reporting to internal teams on advertising spend and performance. 

Media Knowledgebase: Quickly learn media concepts including key performance indicators such as CPM, CPC, CPA, and ROAS. Apply  these concepts to analyze reporting and campaign performance. Continually keep track of the advertising and technology marketplace. 

Internal Communications: Learn and continually execute on internal processes. Build rapport and work effectively across account management, operations, strategy, and creative teams.


This is an entry-level position; ideal candidates will have a strong interest in advertising and technology. Required skills include:

  • BA, BS or equivalent academic or practical experience (course work in political science, media studies, business, marketing, and data analysis a plus)
  • Strong interest in advertising and technology
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn Microsoft Excel, or other spreadsheet software
  • Test and learn mindset
  • Time management and organizational skills for managing multiple projects concurrently 
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for learning and developing new skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with “Media Associate” in the subject line. Feel free to email us with any questions.

We believe we do our best work by drawing on our diverse range of staff backgrounds, and strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those with physical challenges and disabilities to apply.

Location: Berkeley, CA, or Washington, DC

Salary: $60,000-70,000 per year, depending on experience

Benefits: Transparent pay structure. Fully-funded medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. 401(k) program with employer contribution. Family and parental leave.