Associate, Paid Search

| Greater LA Area

Associate, Paid Search Position description

Summary:

Are you looking for your first gig in the world of high velocity digital marketing?

In this entry-level position, you will receive intensive training and close mentorship in all aspects of Paid Search to assist with the delivery and management related services to a particular client and gain knowledge of the agency landscape.

This position is essential to the day-to-day running of the search account and requires an individual that works well in a team-based, dynamic environment. Whilst advanced critical thinking is not expected, we need you to be resourceful and demonstrate the initiative to participate in advanced projects.

Your journey with us will begin by attending Accelerate, a 4-day training program developed by the GroupM HR leads, alongside all entry level new hires across the agencies. Upon completing this program and as you are acclimated to the team, you will be responsible for the duties below.

 Responsibilities:

  • You will develop initial keyword lists, using identified brand territory for Search Manager's review industry, proprietary and agency tools
  • Run search reports on a regular basis to mine for new keywords, creative text ad, pacing and overall spend
  • Write initial drafts of creative text ads based on briefing materials, website content and client direction
  • Traffic, upload, and QA keywords, harnessing the Bid Management Tool process
  • Interface daily with direct search teams, engines and platforms to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Participate in weekly search team meetings and offer ideas and suggestions to improve and evolve reporting processes, keywords, and creative
  • Create Excel pivot tables, formulas, graphs, and charts
  • Complete budget tracking documents and review with Search Manager
  • Alert Manager of under or overspend, traffic abnormalities, and opportunities and optimization recommendations regarding spend and pacing the account
  • Assist in record keeping, tracking reports and invoice reconciliation
  • Stay on top of the latest updates regarding tools and User Interfaces (AdWords, Bing, Bid Management Platforms, eMarketer, SEMrush, Search Engine Land, AdCenter, AdGooroo, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • This is an entry level position. You don't need prior experience to qualify.
  • If you have had an internship with an advertising/media agency or in a digital marketing role, and know the ropes, that's a major plus.
  • You are adept in your use of MS Office, especially Excel. Having experience in Excel for data management and/or budgeting would be advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities, and attention to detail.
  • You'll thrive working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Most importantly, you better be eager to learn, be adaptable, and have a strong interest in the advertising/media industry.

Company overview

Get all the benefits of working with Fortune 1,000 clients in a dynamic and open environment where we take pride in what we do. We are looking for smart, hardworking professionals to drive business results as a member of the GroupM family.

GroupM is a WPP company. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services, with 158,000 employees around the globe. Within WPP, GroupM is the consolidated media investment management operation and parent company to world-famous media agencies.

[m]Platform supports the organic search, paid search, paid social, programmatic, and AdOps practices of several GroupM operating companies. Each of these is the agency of record for many of the world's top advertisers.

The work environment is an upbeat, positive, and comfortable one that cultivates creativity and innovation. We have offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Atlanta, and Seattle.

 GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity.

We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.

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Location

Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.

Willie

Human Resources Business Partner

What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!

Theresa

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

Seow Leng

Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.

Mark

Managing Director

What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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