November 15, 2017 By Chelsey DeBalsi,

Digital Operative (DO) is searching for an experienced Paid Media Specialist who has a proven track record in planning, managing, optimizing and reporting on paid media in the areas of paid social and programmatic. Our ideal candidate has experience working across multiple customers throughout the day who have goals that include brand awareness and sales. With many of our customers having an ecommerce channel and being direct-to-consumer brands; they are constantly balancing brand and sales goals. This role will interface with a variety of cross-functional team members from marketing to design to account management. If you are passionate about working with great team members, can articulate complex ideas simply and enjoy the ever-evolving landscape of digital media, then we want to speak with you.

Your Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 yrs experience planning/buying media for paid social and programmatic environments
  • Current ad certifications
  • Experience using social media to solve brand/business challenges
  • Hands on experience with paid social including Facebook ad exchange, Instagram through Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter
  • Experience/knowledge of basic programmatic platforms and programmatic display advertising
  • In depth analysis and reporting experience including building stories with the numbers, providing confident recommendations based on findings/insights, presenting findings, and the ability to perform offline (ex/Excel) analysis on optimization opportunities
  • Proven ability to juggle many projects, always meeting deadlines, and exceeding client and team expectations
  • Managed a minimum of six-figured paid media budgets
  • Bonus Skills - Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Marketing Automation Systems or other technical skills

Your Responsibilities in this Role:

  • Manage and planning all consumer facing paid social ads for brands across CPG, Food, Travel, Consumer Electronics and Fashion
  • Measure, analyze and optimize efforts and effectively communicate your strategy and learnings
  • Manage all paid digital display ads through a number of programmatic platforms, including develop, own, and drive strategy behind paid media efforts, and work closely with clients as the digital expert to comfortably and confidently deliver pitches and presentations around paid media
  • Report on all managed channels weekly, monthly, and quarterly
  • Contribute to agency knowledge base on paid media trends/best practices including but not limited to agency blog, presentations, wiki and white papers
  • Organize client facing media proposals
  • Develop strong working relationships with social vendors to stay up to date on new ad offerings and test opportunities

Why You'll Be Successful in This Role:

  • You're an excellent communicator with the ability to sell, convince, and negotiate with people
  • You have a team-oriented working attitude with an ability to work well under pressure with a friendly and positive outlook
  • You are brave and not afraid to experiment, pitch ideas, explore the non-norm
  • You thrive in combining the creative storytelling and data science of the social channel
  • You thrive in an learning environment through a curious and entrepreneurial spirit
  • You have a great attention to detail
  • Your team can rely on you to do what you say you'll do
  • You have a passion for all things digital and especially social

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