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Associate Director, Paid Search - MediaMonks

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About the Role

We are looking for a strong, passionate, and energetic Search Engine Marketer to drive growth and strategic oversight across the paid search department with a focus of working on our largest accounts. We are looking for someone passionate about search-driven performance marketing and well-versed in other digital acquisition channels. This individual should be a people-focused leader who enjoys hands-on, cross-functional collaboration and wants to join a fast-growing, innovative digital agency that is hyper-focused on client performance and ROI.


  • Participate and lead new business pitches for Paid Search and/or Shopping
  • Serve as Paid Search Lead on one or more of the larger search accounts in the agency, delivering strategy and hands-on optimizations with other Paid Search and channel team members
  • Present Paid Search strategy, performance, and tactical priorities to client stakeholders
  • Partner with cross-channel leads on creating a holistic media plan inclusive of forecasting, testing, tactical plans, and reporting
  • Drive Paid Search strategy, innovation & testing on your book of business while improving performance, developing quarterly or annual roadmaps to keep advance accounts with latest trends and opportunities
  • Opportunity to manage others from Account Managers to Senior Managers
    • Manage your team with advanced SEM skills, multi-channel digital marketing strategy, and client management skills including projections, analytics reporting, etc.
    • Deliver feedback, performance reviews, support and recognition in pursuit of achieving team goals
    • Serve as a senior sponsor on your team’s accounts developing senior client relationships and guiding holistic digital strategy
  • Willingness to join in-person team meetings, events, and client presentations as business needs arise, est. 1-2 times per quarter
  • Work closely with Google, Bing, and other vendor partners on alpha and beta opportunities, expansion opportunities, client strategy and planning, and best practices
  • Contribute to overall department training, POVs, award submissions, and case studies



  • 4.5+ years Paid Search experience
  • Experience handling direct management of Paid Search budgets of  at least $500k+ in monthly ad spend
  • Experience directing strategy in D2C/Retail, or B2B, search advertising efforts across different verticals is a major plus
  • Possess a strong POV on the future of search and the role of AI/automation across SEM/Shopping
  • Experience in YouTube, App Campaigns, Performance Max, Discovery / Demand Gen, and GDN  outside of traditional search and shopping 
  • Advanced slide presentation making and Excel / Google Sheet skills
  • Experience presenting paid search strategy to marketing executives, large teams, and senior audiences
  • Experience with a bid management platform is preferred such as SA360, Skai, Marin, etc.
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience

Please note that even if you do not meet all of the above criteria, we encourage you to apply!

At Media.Monks, we believe in fostering an environment where a diversity of perspectives can thrive. We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage qualified applicants, from all backgrounds, who are excited to contribute to our mission.  

What We Offer


  • Excellent, full coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer-paid HRA
  • Generous PTO and 15 company-wide holidays
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Paid parental leave
  • Work-life balance with an emphasis on personal well-being
  • Career growth in a disruptor space & entrepreneurial opportunities within the Media.Monks network 
  • A globally diverse & inclusive culture with employee resource groups such as S4 Melanin, Pride.Monks, Cultura.Monks, and more!
  • Authentic commitment to DEI efforts and sustainable growth. (Why Sir Martin Sorrell signed The Climate Pledge here!)



Media.Monks has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what Media.Monks may pay for the position at the time of posting. Media.Monks may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on job-related factors, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


Salary Range
$95,000$115,000 USD

About Media.Monks:

Media.Monks is the purely digital operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 8,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-22), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-23), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-23), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website ( and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

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