Director, Paid Media | Perfect Search Media

Director, Paid Media

What's This All About?

This opportunity is for a driven and passionate individual who loves data, and wants to work in a fun, creative digital marketing environment.

The Director of Paid Media is responsible for the management of the Paid Search & Social team. This involves planning, strategy, and execution of large paid search engine marketing and social media efforts as well as supporting the team.

To achieve success in this role, applicants must have the ability to work with a team and develop working relationships with the team and clients. They must quickly learn and successfully utilize PPC platforms and tools to analyze, optimize, and communicate data. The Director of Paid Media will be expected to lead the department in the management of online campaigns for clients across a number of channels including Google, Bing, Amazon and Facebook, and manage other analysts in their problem-solving strategy, and collaboration efforts.

The best Perfect Search employees are quick learners, creative problem solvers, and superior communicators.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the work of the Paid Search & Social team, providing leadership, ongoing feedback, effective motivation, performance evaluation, career direction, and training of staff members
  • Lead day to day strategic management of a variety of client accounts on a series of channels and platforms
  • Maintain/monitor keyword bids, budgets, impression share, quality score, and similar metrics
  • Oversee the execution of client calls, reports, and deliverables from the Paid Search & Social Team
  • Serve as an in-house expert of offerings and provide paid search & social insight on potential client audits
  • Provide strategic direction for paid search and social advertising clients
  • Ensure synergy with internal teams including the SEO department
  • Have an integral part of running the organization and decision making by serving as a leader on the leadership team
  • Lead the team in the ongoing goal to optimize campaigns to improve efficiencies and increase the volume of conversions
  • Collaborate with clients to devise new and exciting marketing initiatives
  • Keep up-to-date on emerging online marketing strategies, tools, and best practices
  • Work with fun people in a fun atmosphere; interest in ping pong & yoga a plus!

What You Need

  • 2-4 years of hands-on paid search and social advertising experience required
  • Experience leading teams preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with client management within an agency
  • Highly analytical and strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to create reports on key business indicators
  • Results-driven work ethic and proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • A close eye for detail with the ability to see how details fit into the overall picture
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience
  • Knowledge of Google products and other paid search and social advertising tools
  • Comfortable working independently and in cross-functional teams

Lifestyle Perks

  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Work-from-home (WFH) Fridays
  • WFH the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • WFH the Monday after Lollapalooza (A.K.A when you need it the most)
  • WFH Election Days
  • Flexible schedule
  • Weekly team-building
  • Birthday treats (go wild!)
  • The ability to DJ in the office
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Fitness challenges
  • Quarterly social events
  • Quarterly ping-pong tournaments

Employee Perks

  • Medical premiums covered at 85%
  • Dental premiums covered at 100%
  • Vision, life, and AD&D premiums covered at 100%
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Sponsored mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunities to pursue company-sponsored education
  • Employee recognition program

Location Perks

  • Prime River North location
  • A short walk from the Grand Red Line station
  • Access to a beautiful courtyard, perfect for lunch on nice days
  • Near Jewel, Trader Joe’s and the Post Office
  • Too many lunch options (Eataly, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Chipotle, the list
    never ends…)

Office Perks

  • Personal work laptops
  • Dual monitors
  • Laptop stands
  • Standing desks
  • Healthy (and occasionally not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks provided
  • Weekly fresh fruit and juice deliveries
  • Wednesday breakfasts
  • Access to the Perfect Search library
  • Casual dress code

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