Sr. Director, Paid Marketing -

Marketing Austin, Texas


Position at

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands –PCMag, Geek, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen,, TechBargains, &  – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries. 

Ziff Davis Commerce is seeing a passionate, results-oriented individual that wants to make a difference to develop and manage performance-driven paid search campaigns across multiple verticals. This position requires an experienced manager with comprehensive paid search marketing experience, an inquisitive and detail-oriented nature, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to identify patterns, develop insights and build growth plans.

Marketing - Austin, TX


Grow and Manage Team

  • Lead, inspire and manage paid search team to ensure individual goals are met, campaigns are successful, and to foster a cooperative learning environment
  • Develop competitive digital marketing strategy and build an effective marketing funnel, enabling repeatable, predictable revenue growth with adherence to best-in-class practices, maximizing performance across hundreds of campaigns
  • Own all process documentation as related to the team’s development and communication, and seek out teamwide optimization opportunities
  • Conduct regular training sessions and check-ins to encourage growth

 Analyze and Make Decisions Based on Data

  • Monitor and audit team’s daily ad spend to ensure efficient management and positive revenue/commission and profit output
  • Use large data sets and your imagination to identify opportunities for campaign optimizations
  • Accurately model, forecast, and achieve monthly revenue targets and goals. Manage the digital marketing budget, providing data-driven guidance and recommendations on program budget investments, allocations, and changes as needed
  • Provide monthly reporting, analysis, and actionable insights to the team and senior management
  • Perform statistical analysis using A/B testing or multivariate methods to identify opportunities and develop strategies for maximizing performance across hundreds of campaigns

 Improve Efficiency and Grow Our Business

  • Partner with internal teams to help improve user website experience, increase conversion rates, and develop external relationships
  • Assist with improving the proprietary reports and tools we use to manage our business
  • Assist Partner/Sales Team in securing new and retaining existing search partners as a search expert and brand advocate

Test New Advertising Platforms

  • Conduct other online marketing initiatives, such as display, social, GDN and social media ads, to increase both performance marketing volume and brand awareness
  • Test and improve performance creatively and systematically based on short term and long term goals and objectives


  • Technical and experienced digital marketing leader with 5+ years of managing a team, 8+ years of paid search marketing required and 10+ years of overall job experience
  • Proven track record of driving revenue growth and optimizing digital marketing initiatives
  • MBA degree in marketing research, economics, statistics or mathematics is preferred
  • Expert-level understanding of paid search best practices and strategy in the context of performance marketing
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Excel proficiency