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Penn Foster Paid Media Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

Do you want to join a winning team where our main goal is making a difference in people?s lives?

We are a performance-driven organization in the EDU tech space looking for a Paid Media Specialist. The Specialist will evolve our digital strategy for our Paid Search, Display, and Social channels and drive better outcomes for our customers and our business. You will be a part of an exciting team who truly love their job, their company, and aspire to be leaders of culture for the company.

As the Paid Media Specialist, you will work directly on the global digital marketing campaigns for the company?s products. The focus will be driving growth and efficiencies in our paid media channels for our various brands under the company portfolio. As a well-rounded online marketer, you will manage campaigns across Google Ads, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, and other paid media platforms. This role reports to the Digital Marketing Director and will be on the Paid Media team. You will get extensive hands-on training across the SEM platforms, platforms, and strategies.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Own and drive the strategy for paid search, social and display for various brands in our portfolio.

  • Create and manage paid media campaigns in Google Ads, Bing, Facebook and Instagram

  • Execute the daily optimization tasks, building out new campaigns, testing new ad copy and ad formats, and building audiences.

  • Responsible for achieving the profit goals for your campaigns.

  • Budget management ? own the budgets across the brands.

  • Conduct keyword research, write effective ad copy, audit search terms etc.

  • Adopt different bidding strategies depending on the campaign i.e. eCPC, ROAS, TCPA.

  • Maintain and monitor keyword bids, daily and monthly budget caps, impression share, quality score, CPS?s and other important account metrics.

  • Provide weekly reporting and analysis of trend data across Paid Media campaigns.

  • Manage the relationships with third-party vendors.

  • Monitor paid media trends, best practices and techniques and share relevant insights with the team.

  • Understand and develop audience targeting across our brands.

  • Work with the analytics team on weekly reporting and identifying possible opportunities and challenges.

  • Provide the analytics team with spend numbers and projections on a weekly basis for Search, Social and Display across geos.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor?s Degree (preferably in Business, Marketing or Economics)

  • 2+ years? experience in Paid Media (search and social)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Must Haves:

  • Experience with paid media channels is a must? Google Ads, Bing, Facebook and Instagram

  • Strong analytical skills, i.e., the ability to identify trend data

  • Intermediate skills in Excel and/or other analytical tools

  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task while driving results

  • Tenacity, flexibility, dependability and the ability to grasp and manage the search engine marketing process

  • Excellent oral, presentation and written skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and eagerness to work as a member of the team while taking ownership of projects

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn is a must

  • An eye for detail with a focus on how it fits into the bigger picture

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines

  • Google Ads Certified

Nice to have:

  • BI or similar analytical tool experience

  • EDU experience

  • Agency experience

  • Marin or similar third-party software experience

  • Supermetrics

Equal Employment Opportunity:

At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Us:

At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that?s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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