Paid Social Executive
Want to forge a career in one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of digital marketing? If you’d say you’re a logical person with a love of data and relationship-building, a paid social executive position in our B2B Paid Social department might be just the ticket.
Paid Social involves advertising in the sponsored listings of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Every time a user sees or clicks an ad, the advertiser pays the social platform – meaning advertisers need to get their ads in front of the right people at the right time to ensure a cost-effective marketing strategy. Paid Social advertisers therefore consider business goals, target audiences, ad creative and a whole host of other factors when creating and managing campaigns.
We welcome new joiners throughout the year; you can be freshly graduated or looking for a change of career. Our Junior Associates rapidly build a balanced portfolio of clients that vary by size and vertical. A crucial part of the role is using specialist platforms to implement Paid Social strategies that deliver on client goals – but the fun doesn’t stop there! We love analysing and identifying performance-boosting opportunities and working with clients to ensure they’re getting the most out of their Paid Social campaigns.
Life as a Paid Social Executive at DWA
Learning. From day one, you will swot up on the core aspects of account management – campaign implementation, optimisation, troubleshooting etc. Beyond that, you’ll be invited to forums, workshops and other events – we know it’s paramount to keep up with industry trends and developments, so the learning never stops!
Clients. You’ll foster strong, professional relationships with your clients, keeping in regular contact with them through a variety of mediums. In partnership, you’ll work towards achieving the very best performance for their Paid Social advertising.
Growth. There’s a huge range of opportunities here at Merkle. You might want to become an ambassador for a particular area of Paid Social or be part of a cross-channel working group – whatever it is, we’ve got the willingness and the know-how to help you on your way!
Happiness. It’s hard to overstate the importance we place on employee happiness. We want all our employees to enjoy coming to work in our offices (which we’re rather proud of!) and working in a super-friendly and supportive team. At Merkle DWA, everyone has a voice and a part to play in driving the organisation forward.
What we are looking for in you
· Enthusiasm, initiative, and drive
· Curiosity about the digital industry and the world of business
· A co-operative and supportive personality; a true team player
· The ability to work autonomously and to efficiently manage multiple projects
· Highly articulate in verbal and written communications
· A keen eye for detail
· Evidence of an excellent academic record
· A strong sense of professionalism and a deep respect for others
· Well-developed logic and reasoning skills, including an aptitude for data analysis
Finally, we expect that you’ll have really done your research into Paid Social. You don’t need to be a pro (we don’t require you to have any previous experience!), but we absolutely need to see that you’ve read up on recent trends, are familiar with the industry and have nailed understanding the basic concepts. There’s so much to read online; hopefully once you start, you just want to keep reading!
Diversity & Inclusion
At Merkle, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where ideas and contributions are actively encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry.
We have created six Diversity and Inclusion Pillars. Each pillar is made up of a community of members who serve as role models and spread a message of inclusion throughout our global workplace. Pillar members are responsible for planning initiatives, events and training, along with championing change within our business. These pillars are Gender, Ethnicity, Mental Health, Religion, Disability, LGBT+.
Merkle is a place that embraces differences of opinion. To be an advocate for real change we really encourage applications from women, candidates with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as we recognise that these groups are currently underrepresented in our marketing/technology industry.
Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.
As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.
A few of the benefits
Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too
· Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship
· Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits
· A selection of other benefits including ability to buy additional holiday, season ticket loan and 2 volunteer days