Paid Search Executive (Dell)

Entry Level: Recent Graduates and Students London, England


Position at Mediacom

Mediacom forms part of GroupM, WPP’s combined media agencies. GroupM is the world’s largest media investment management organisation and parent company of Mediacom, MindShare, and others.  Within these companies, we have the largest search operations around the world with a greater geographic footprint than any competitor.

MediaCom handles the media planning and buying for some of the world's smartest advertisers.  Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.

The Team


We are the Mediacom Business & Tech Search & Biddable team, servicing both centrally executed campaigns in multiple languages as well as coordinating and supporting strategic directions across markets. We are a specialist division of MediaCom focused on both business to business and technology client requirements. There are 30 staff based in London.

We deliver international solutions, primarily across EMEA, but with some global influence. We also deliver UK-focused solutions for clients, especially for those clients we represent completely within the team.

The team is comprised of a range of client managers, planners, buyers, ad ops and analysts, and has a heavy digital focus. We are relatively self-sufficient on that basis, and can deliver digital solutions from Search to Programmatic to Social. Clients within this division include Dell, Alienware, Symantec, Dun & Bradstreet, Sandisk and more. This team also provides B2B & Technology guidance for broader agency pitches and strategic advice to clients looking to extend beyond B2C targeting.

We are looking for a Paid Search Executive to come and join the growing Execution team based here in London. The right candidate will assist in and eventually take responsibility of the planning and activation of paid search, GDN and YouTube campaigns, while also developing their understanding of the wider connected digital landscape, including Programmatic and Social. The Paid Search Executive will report into the Paid Search Manager, as well as directly support Search Planner Buyers on the team.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly competent self-starter to take the next step by working with a highly advanced and sophisticated digitally savvy brand at one of the world’s biggest media agencies.

Our vision for the Execution team is to embrace the connectivity between medias both on and offline, with a connected, responsive team of digital specialists who bring expertise to their field, but with a breadth of understanding across all media. A role in our team, therefore, allows you to advance your skill set as a subject expert but also exposes you to a much wider media business offering diversified training and development opportunities for a long-term career path.

The Role


We are looking for a highly motivated, numerate and articulate individual with an interest in digital and in the analysis of numerical data sets. This person will use develop foundational skills within Search, assisting the wider team in the creation, technical set-up and execution of Paid Search campaigns.  They will continue to advance their learning of the client / agency environment of account servicing and quality control to meet target KPIs in campaign delivery. They will gradually increase their responsibilities as their understanding of Search best practice grows, ultimately taking charge of the delivery of specific campaigns under the direction of the Search Manager.


More specifically the Paid Search Executive will:


  • Assist in the day to day activation and management of Paid Search campaigns
  • Demonstrate confidence and clarity in communicating with the team and publishers
  • Develop understanding of the Adwords platform, Google Merchant Centre, Marin, DoubleClick, and other third-party platforms used in the management of Paid Search campaigns
  • Develop understanding of the role of Paid Search in the digital mix.
  • Develop understanding of client businesses and their objectives
  • Keep abreast of any developments in the Paid Search market
  • Gain and develop experience in other media, such as Paid Search and Programmatic
  • Build strong partnerships with preferred third-party technology vendors to ensure up-to-date knowledge of product roadmaps and beta test opportunities
  • Foster relationships with media owners including Google YouTube and Bing
  • Contribute to the preparation of review presentations / reports for our clients
  • Work closely with the Search PB and Manager to ensure timely delivery of campaigns
  • Take charge of bookings and finance for Paid Search campaigns
  • Continue on-the-job training and workshops and internal/external training sessions, being proactive in your continual self-learning
  • Undertake training to develop both specialist (e.g. Adwords-specific exams) and professional skills (e.g. presentation skills)

Skills, Behaviours and Experience Required

  • Passionate about Digital
  • Highly analytical
  • Team player & winning can-do attitude
  • Confident presenter
  • Demonstrate a good competency of using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Be administratively competent
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective and efficient working style
  • Technical yet service-industry-suited with the potential to develop into client leadership and staff management roles
  • Excellent written & verbal English language skills/grammar; a strong communicator

More About Working for MediaCom:  People First, Better Results


Here at MediaCom, we know that our people are our greatest asset in making us the UK’s leading agency and so we make sure our employees are rewarded and looked after in terms of career growth, social life and personal welfare

The MediaCom network comprises 4,600 people working in 113 offices in 89 countries and we are proud to call some of the world's most successful brands as clients.

Despite our growth over the years we work hard at retaining our creative and inclusive approach and aspire to our five pillars in every aspect of their work: Creativity, New Business, Citizenship, Bravery and Loving our Clients.                  

We have our very own on-site bar, an events programme including BBQs and drinks on the rooftop terrace, sports and social clubs, a range of staff discounts and on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.

We believe that by putting our People First, we deliver Better Results for our clients and create a great place for everyone to enjoy their work.

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We are an equal opportunities employer
All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.