When was the last time you felt inspired?

It should be the last day you went to work, as far as we’re concerned.

Get ready to bang the gong! We tackle complex challenges, work hard, high-five and celebrate the little wins. As children of the web, joining our digital playground means that work feels like play when you are truly passionate about your craft. If you’re driven, dedicated, and being at the forefront of digital in an innovative space with a tribe of amazing co-workers speaks to you – then you’ve found the challenge you’ve been searching for.

The gorgeous office aesthetic, bottomless coffee and adventurous staff weren’t the things that hooked me (although they were added bonuses!).

The War Room team truly has a heart for maintaining quality in every business process. I respect that so much. I was trained to value client work by doing even the smallest tasks, from scheduling to reporting, with precision and excellence. I am grateful for the rigorous environment in which I was able to learn and be challenged.

Candace Coker, Campaign Assistant

We Work Together and Play Together

What does the heart of the War Room look like? Check out the photos below for a glimpse into our daily adventures and operations in digital and follow us on social for more insight!

The Team
Inside The War Room
Perks of Being a War Room Team Member
COMPETITIVE SALARY

We’re flexible, transparent, and competitive against industry benchmarks for our staff salaries. We value your skills and experience and believe your salary should reflect that.

PET FRIENDLY

Calling all animal lovers! Our office is not only dog-friendly, we also foster kittens sometimes too. Pet cuddles boost our morale, so bring your best furry friend to work!

100% PAID HEALTH

Life happens fast: so do cavities. That’s why we offer 100% paid health benefits covering MSP and extended medical, dental, and more. #treatyourself

A-TEAM

We’re open, we’re honest, and we’re firm believers of ideas coming first – not egos. We believe in clear lines of communication and a culture that champions creativity and growth.

CENTRAL LOCATION

War Room is located just steps away from multiple Skytrain and bus transportation hubs by Main Street. Whether you walk, bus, bike or drive, it’s a convenient commute.

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

We provide the resources and environment you need to grow in your field. Everyone has different conditions and requirements for career development.

VACATION AND TIME OFF

We happen to think R&R stands for “Rest & Results.” We believe it’s important to have time away from work. We all need to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with family and friends. 

SUMMER HOURS

Everyone deserves to hit the reset button at the end of the week and come back to your work feeling refreshed and invigorated.

CASUAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

We’re fluid and flexible with our ideas, so we believe our clothes should be too. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to think, move, and work best in your role.

TEAM EVENTS & PARTIES

We work hard and play harder. We cordially invite you to all of our team events. We’re a tribe here at the War Room, so we celebrate, laugh, and grow like one.

SWISS COFFEE MACHINE

What would we do without coffee? Luckily, our office has this fantastic push-button machine that freshly grinds beans, makes over 12 types of coffee, and keeps us sane.

OFFICE SNACKS

How else would we fuel the madness that happens in the War Room? We keep our fridge and pantry stocked with options for all dietary needs.

Our Hiring Process
What’s Next? Here’s How it Works

Submit Your Resume

We’ve read a lot of resumes over the years. We’ve read a lot of cover letters, too. In reality, we’re looking for someone with the right skills and the right personality to drive results for clients and mesh with our collaborative culture.

Learn About You

Are we a great fit for you? Are you a great fit for our culture? Interviews are usually one-sided, so we choose to schedule a few conversations with our staff to have a back-and-forth dialogue with you about a mutual fit.

Meet The Team

We invite you to our office to meet our staff in-person and begin a trial paid work week to see how we work together (and to have you test out our awesome push-button coffee machine. Did you see the perks above?).

Receive Job Offer

If the stars align and we are a match made in programmatic heaven, we will reach out with a formal job offer within the week, with the next steps to get you officially situated at The War Room.

Careers at War Room
Current Available Positions

Accounts and Project Manager

Who We Are
We are a small and highly collaborative team of professionals who are committed to the delivery of results-oriented digital advertising campaigns that enhance our clients’ brand awareness, increase their sales, and drive growth.

What We Do
We deliver highly specialized programmatic ad campaigns in a new way, a way that gets results. We focus 100% of our efforts on digital media buying. It’s how we exceed conversion goals in nearly every campaign we run and why our clients include some of the biggest companies in North America.

Who You Are
You’re articulate, charming, and sharp. You are a champion of teamwork, and problem-solving. You love to communicate with others and get a thrill out of presenting meaningful data to clients to help guide them to make meaningful decisions. You get the marketing and advertising industry, and you know what it takes to be successful. You have a sixth sense when it comes to project management, and know when to turn up the heat to get things done while consistently delivering an unforgettable client experience.

You’re on top of projects and can give status updates at all times. You’re smart enough to have an opinion, confident enough to present it, and open enough to accept constructive feedback as part of the learning process. You thrive in fast-paced environments where you constantly wear different hats. You are resourceful, not afraid to make decisions, and you find the answers you need to get the job done. You like numbers, are comfortable manipulating budgets and can communicate the changes to your team.

You are entrepreneurial at heart, and you’re not afraid to share your ideas – you want to have a big impact. You want to work with interesting brands, tackle complex challenges, and be at the forefront of innovation. You want to work with, and learn from, other incredible professionals, and you see your career not as a job but as a lifestyle.

Your Day-to-Day
You will play an integral role in supporting the War Room accounts team in the coordination and completion of a range of activities. As a member of the accounts team, you must possess exemplary attention to detail, the ability to problem-solve, and a willingness to adjust and adapt as priorities change. You will own your client relationships, communicating with them daily, helping them navigate the programmatic landscape, and present data-driven insights to their teams.

The Successful Candidate will…

  • Establish strong relationships with all teams in order to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members to achieve the highest level of customer service
  • Prioritize own work, and actively communicate progress and deliverables
  • Maintain detailed records and accurate time tracking across projects
  • Act as the key point of contact for owned client relationships for the client’s brand
  • Lead strategic meetings, presentations, and provide insights to project teams and client
  • Keep meticulous documentation to manage and maintain client communications, ensuring that all stakeholders have the most up-to-date project assets
  • Share weekly status reports with the Account ManagerCommunicate daily with clients, presenting data-centric reports, status updates, and owning all aspects of the client relationship
  • Support accounts team in managing all client creative files
  • Help to manage scoping of projects, timelines, schedules and cost estimates
  • Help to develop briefs and planning documentation
  • Help to develop and execute account plans

The Successful Candidate is…

  • A hands-on team player who demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude
  • A good listener, and a strong communicator
  • A pleasant, personable communicator (in-person, phone, and email)
  • A self-starter who demonstrates a willingness to learn
  • Confident to share creative ideas and business process improvements
  • An outgoing extrovert that loves connecting with people
  • An exceptional presenter and communicator who is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings draws positive attention to themselves and knows when to change tactics that aren’t working
  • Positive, and has a flexible attitude that will lend itself to client services
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to manage priorities in order to meet deadlines
  • Collaborative, and enjoys working in both team environments and independently
  • Skilled in MS Office Suite and Google SuiteTech-savvy, and has a working knowledge of social media channels
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to work on several projects at one time, keeping a detailed record of actions on each project
  • Able to work occasional overtime
  • Ridiculously and meticulously organized
  • An action-oriented mindset who enjoys working hard, seizing opportunities, and constantly facing new challenges with all your energy
  • The Successful Candidate has…2-5 years managing projects, preferably as an account manager or project manager, and preferably in the marketing or advertising industries1-2 years working a customer-facing job

The Successful Candidate has…

  • 2-5 years managing projects, preferably as an account manager or project manager, and preferably in the marketing or advertising industries
  • 1-2 years working a customer-facing job

Apply For Position Here

Paid Media Specialist / Campaign Manager

Who We Are

  • We are a small and highly collaborative team of professionals who are committed to the delivery of results-oriented digital advertising campaigns that enhance our clients’ brand awareness, increase their sales and drive growth.
  • We specialize in paid media optimization, buying, and reporting. Over the past 10 years, we’ve realized the importance of creating a fun, challenging, and focused work environment, and have worked with some impressive clients locally and internationally. We’re growing fast, so this is a great time to join us if you’re looking to grow your career.

What It’s Like to Work with Us
We know that happy employees = exceptional work and customer satisfaction. That’s why we’ve created an environment that is welcoming and inspiring for all team members. Our Culture Club organizes everything from team bonding events to Friday socials, and we support our communities through fun charity events. War Room values your aspirations, and we’ll regularly help you set goals to achieve those milestones. Team members attend training courses, Google Summits, workshops, and host Lunch n’Learns to ensure that our skills are always sharpened. And we’re great at helping you celebrate your accomplishments 🙂

What We Do
We deliver highly specialized programmatic ad campaigns in a new way, a way that gets results. We focus 100% of our efforts on digital media buying. It’s how we exceed conversion goals in nearly every campaign we run and why our clients include some of the biggest companies in North America.

What We’re Looking For
We are on the hunt for a Digital Trafficker (Campaign Manager) with at least two years of professional experience in managing ad buying and digital strategy. The ideal candidate is a “tactical strategist”, meaning you are just as energized thinking about the big picture as you are executing campaigns. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who enjoys building strong team relationships, digital strategy, project management and likes to keep their technical skills sharp.

Who You Are
You are an experienced, driven, campaign manager who believes that programmatic advertising is the only way to gain online marketing success. You understand the power of data and leverage it to drive insights, decisions, and results. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are resourceful, and not afraid to make decisions to get the job done. Tackling complex issues and being at the forefront of innovation excites you. You are a team player who easily shares and embraces good ideas.

Your Day-to-Day

  • Meet with team members and work with together to plan and execute client campaigns
  • Manage the setup and day-to-day trafficking of online ad campaigns
  • Actively monitor/manage campaign pacing and performance
  • Execute and support paid search campaigns, including but not limited to account setup, strategy development, organization, and management
  • Use reporting, analytics, and trend tools on a daily basis
  • Create and execute on Google Analytics implementations
  • Campaign set-up: keyword development, ad copy creation & testing, account set-up and restricting, bid and budget management
  • Perform all basic tactical execution and campaign audits
  • Act as technical support to help troubleshoot problems with creative, tags, and platforms
  • Monitor client marketing initiatives on a weekly basis to ensure that the activities undertaken match the budget of the project and will help the client achieve their goals
  • Proactively make strategic campaign recommendations to clients
  • Optimize the campaign to meet campaign performance goals
  • Update and monitor client reports. Ongoing analysis of key metrics to deliver insightful analysis and optimizations
  • Support Account Managers in evaluating and testing new features and products
  • Provide quality assurance (QA) to any trafficked ad, tracking tags, and data uploads
  • Pull campaign reports on behalf of the Account Managers as required
  • Provide optimization analysis and create thoughtful recommendations that support client objectives
  • Escalate any usage concerns and provide solution recommends to Account Managers
  • Escalate any performance issues directly to relevant technology providers
  • Contribute to internal projects that improve the company’s trafficking and data processes

What You Bring to the Table

  • Minimum 2 years in an Ad Operations or Campaign Manager role
  • 2+ years working in a digital marketing agency or in an in-house digital marketing position
  • 2+ years campaign management
  • Experience with Google Ads and Analytics
  • Experience running Facebook paid social campaigns
  • Experience in digital media planning and buying
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable speaking in team meetings
  • Ability to maintain job performance and a positive attitude in an entrepreneurial organization that is going through hyper-growth
  • Certified on DV360, Google Analytics, Google Ads and Facebook
  • Understanding of the advertising technology landscape
  • Skills in Google Tag Manager in order to understand ad tags, identify and fix creative issues
  • Basic knowledge of DV360, DCM, Facebook Business Manager, and familiarity with other demand-side platforms
  • Google Certification (Fundamentals), AdWords Certification
  • Experience with paid search platforms like Marin, Kenshoo, DS3 is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, dashboards, macros, etc.)
  • Familiarity with media and research tools (comScore, Emarketer, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication skills and a huge focus on consistently providing a top-notch client
  • A self-motivated, driven, resourceful, proactive, go-getter attitude in everything you do
  • Meticulous attention to detail, top-notch analytical skills, and the ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects/deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • The adaptability, flexibility, and ability to operate with poise under pressure
  • A strong desire to succeed and to build a long-term career with a unique, innovative, growing organization
  • Willingness to learn our process, review the process and suggest improvements
  • Setup experience on Search (Google Ads, Bing Ads and Yahoo Search), Facebook and DV360 are required

Apply For Position Here

Data & Reporting Analyst

Who We Are
We are a small and highly collaborative team of professionals who are committed to the delivery of results-oriented digital advertising campaigns that enhance our clients’ brand awareness, increase their sales, and drive growth.

What We Do
War Room does one thing, and we do it exceptionally well. We are expertly trained to deliver highly specialized, intensely challenging programmatic ad campaigns that are beyond the means of traditional agencies. We believe—and our results prove—that deep expertise is the only way to do work that matters. That’s why we focus 100% on digital media buying. That focus is why the biggest companies in North America trust us. It’s how we exceed conversion goals in nearly every campaign we run. We are a programmatic special forces team.

Who You Are
You love data, and you understand its true power and potential. You have an extremely sharp attention to detail, and numbers are your comfort zone. From data collection to analysis, visualization and reporting, you bring solid professional experience and a successful track record in manipulating and leveraging data to provide value to clients. You want to work with interesting brands, tackle complex challenges, and be at the forefront of innovation. You are ready to expand your knowledge and skillset in the programmatic advertising world, and potentially grow to a Digital Campaign Manager down the road.

What You Will Do

The Data and Reporting Analyst plays a key role in the creation and delivery of custom client reports, delivered on-time and with the highest level of accuracy. Core responsibilities include:

  • Collaboration with Account Teams on all aspects of report creation, incl. deadlines, deliverables, edits, recommendations
  • Identify, analyze, and interpretation of client campaign data
  • Develop and perform data mining & exploration
  • Investigate and analyze data problems and issues
  • Analyze data to look for consistencies and recurring themes
  • Provide recommendations on campaign performance improvements, based on client data and industry standards
  • Work with Account Managers on finalization of reports
  • Provide support and training to team members, as required

    What You Bring To The Table

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both written and verbal English, including the ability to produce clear and well-organized documentation.
    • Solid professional experience as a data analyst, reporting analyst, business intelligence professional, or similar
    • University or college degree in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Computer Science or related discipline
    • 3+ years of experience working with various BI tools, analytics software and data warehousing environments
    • Experience working with data & visualization software such as Tableau, Google Data Studio, Supermetrics & Google Analytics
    • Strong Regex, Tableau/Power BI, advertising platforms and Python (bonus) experience & understanding
    • Finance and accounting experience an asset
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Strong team player with the ability to identify and extract requirements from others, constantly communicate with internal teams, and fulfill tasks as required within deadlines
    • Extreme attention to detail in order to find, spot and fix data discrepancies
    • A knack for numbers and data analysis
    • Use data to understand business patterns and trends
    • Analyze internal and external data through quantitative research
    • Communicate findings through standard and ad hoc reports
    • Promote best practices in data analysis and reporting
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams

    Qualifications

    • Previous experience in business intelligence, analysis, or another related field
    • Candidates are required to have experience in data visualization
    • Experience in social/search/display advertising reporting is a bonus
    • Knowledge of statistical tools and business reporting
    • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask

    Apply For Position Here

    Office / Administrative Assistant

    Who We Are
    We are a small and highly collaborative team of professionals who are committed to the delivery of results-oriented digital advertising campaigns that enhance our clients’ brand awareness, increase their sales, and drive growth.

    What We Do
    We deliver highly specialized programmatic ad campaigns in a new way, a way that gets results. We focus 100% of our efforts on digital media buying. It’s how we exceed conversion goals in nearly every campaign we run and why our clients include some of the biggest companies in North America.

    Who You Are
    You’re articulate, charming, and sharp. You are a champion of teamwork, and problem-solving. You love to communicate with others and get a thrill out of presenting meaningful data to clients to help guide them to make meaningful decisions. You get the marketing and advertising industry, and you know what it takes to be successful. You have a sixth sense when it comes to project management, and know when to turn up the heat to get things done while consistently delivering an unforgettable client experience. You’re on top of projects and can give status updates at all times. You’re smart enough to have an opinion, confident enough to present it, and open enough to accept constructive feedback as part of the learning process. You thrive in fast-paced environments where you constantly wear different hats. You are resourceful, not afraid to make decisions, and you find the answers you need to get the job done. You like numbers, are comfortable manipulating budgets and can communicate the changes to your team. You are entrepreneurial at heart, and you’re not afraid to share your ideas – you want to have a big impact. You want to work with interesting brands, tackle complex challenges, and be at the forefront of innovation. You want to work with, and learn from, other incredible professionals, and you see your career not as a job but as a lifestyle.

    Your Day-to-Day
    You will play an integral role in supporting the Managing Director in the coordination and completion of a range of activities. You must possess exemplary attention to detail, the ability to problem-solve, and a willingness to adjust and adapt as priorities change.
    This is a new role here at War Room. We’re a fast-paced environment, looking for a self-starter to help our management team.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage schedules for the Managing Director and coordinate events
    • Set-up meetings
    • Organize/Prioritize time-sensitive and confidential information
    • Arrange travel as needed
    • Provide administrative support to the management team
    • Ensure business operations run smoothly through the administrative support for the organization.
    • Answering phones and routing calls to the correct person or taking messages.
    • Helping prepare for meetings
    • Use Google Drive, sheets, docs, and slides
    • Perform office duties that include ordering supplies
    • Provide general administrative support.
    • Work closely with the accounts team to assist where necessary

    Qualifications

    • Excellent organization skills.
    • Advanced Excel knowledge.
    • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities.
    • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.
    • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
    • Professional level verbal and written communications skills.
    • Strong business and financial acumen.
    • Positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when need be.
    • High level of integrity and understanding of importance surrounding confidential information.
    • Excellent communication skills

    Apply For Position Here