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Ad Policy Analyst at SmartNews
San Francisco, CA, US

News can change the world, save lives, and bring us all closer together through empathy and understanding - but not if it isn’t read. Out of the hundreds of millions of articles and posts, how do we deliver the information that matters the most? How do we avoid the filter bubble of personalization and widen people’s interests and knowledge?

SmartNews is creating an entirely new model for the news industry. Our mission is to evaluate (in real-time) what makes a quality story and deliver the stories that matter to people who need it. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, SmartNews has become the go-to source of news for users around the world.


  • Design and manage Advertising Policies for external and internal
  • Optimize Advertising Policies based on strategy and industry trends
  • Educate operation team and sales team to contribute their performance
  • Lead quality control to ensure policy compliance
  • Lead proactive collaboration with sales, product, legal, and stakeholders


  • Experience in designing Advertising Policies (publication criteria and examination criteria)
  • Experience in Ad Quality Assurance or contents moderation
  • Supervise for multiple operators
  • Experience in managing quality control program
  • Growth mindset and self -starter with strong operational and analytical skills

Nice to Haves

  • 2+ years in People Management
  • 2+ years in Vendor Management
  • Experience in managing Internet advertising at an agency
  • Multi-cultural background and intermediate Japanese language skills


  • Equity included
  • 100% medical, dental and vision insurance coverage (for self and family)
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Benefit plan with monthly allowances
  • Free lunch, snacks, drinks at the office
  • Pet friendly office