Senior Associate, Paid Search

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO New York, New York


Role Summary & Impact

As a Senior Associate, Paid Search, you will manage the campaign execution process for our clients. You will have already advanced beyond the initial stepping stones of understanding the fundamentals of Paid Search. In this role, you will have increased responsibility and accountability for campaign execution, gain further exposure to client-facing opportunities, and will mentor junior teammates. You will be regarded as the steward of the internal search planning process and expected to provide tactical recommendations to senior search teammates, digital team members, and clients.

Key Responsibilities   
  • Accountable for the day-to-day management of the search plan including oversight of bid recommendations, execution details, budgets/accounting.
  • Develop initial keyword lists, using identified brand territory for Search Manager’s review industry, proprietary and agency tools for Manager review.
  • Run search reports on a regular basis to mine for new keywords, creative text ad, pacing and overall spend.
  • Write initial drafts of ad creative text ads based on briefing materials, website content and client direction.
  • Traffic, upload, and QA keywords, harnessing the Bid Management Tool process.
  • 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.).
  • Training of Associates and oversight of their deliverables.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Analytics, Marketing, Communications, Advertising; OR equivalent professional work experience.
  • 1+ year or more of practical experience running paid search campaigns.
  • Hands-on experience planning/buying across Google and Bing using tools such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and BingAds.
  • An in-depth understanding of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaign management and optimization practices.
  • Knowledge of third party platforms such as Kenshoo, Marin, DoubleClick or analytics tools like Adobe Omniture is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities, and attention to detail.
Life at GroupM

Our passion for shaping the next era of media includes investing in our employees to help them do their best work, and we’re just as committed to employee growth as we are to responsible media investment. GroupM employees can tap into the global GroupM & WPP networks to pursue their passions, grow their networks, and learn at the cutting edge of marketing and advertising. We have a variety of employee resource groups and host frequent in-office events showcasing team wins, sharing thought leadership, and celebrating holidays and milestone events. Our benefits include competitive medical, vision, and dental insurance, significant paid time off, preferential partner discounts, and employee mental health awareness days.    

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The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $45,000 to $90,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.