SEM Media Manager

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #54789 |
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Our client, an inhouse agency at a world renouned name in the entertainment industry is seeking a Paid Search Media Manager to join their team.


  • Spearhead the creation, management, and optimization of all paid search campaigns within dedicated line of business(es)
  • Participate in strategy discussions and contribute ideas for testing, customer experience, and data analysis
  • Perform competitive analysis and develop a comprehensive industry understanding
  • Intake and organize campaign media plans while assisting in campaign deliverables including keywords/copy, reporting, test plans, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Accountable for on-time execution of all campaigns and follow through with prompt reporting
  • Prepares routine ad-hoc reports in response to client and internal questions and requests
  • Use engine UIs, Search Ads 360, Google Analytics, and Datorama to assess trends and campaign delivery, while identifying areas of opportunity
  • Summarize campaign performance and recap search initiatives both internally and externally, using data to tell a story
  • Provide creative solutions to internal and external challenges
  • Foster relationships with internal media teams as well as external stakeholders (reps and clients) to deliver the best in-class servicing
  • Train more junior team members on paid search basics and strategy


  • Minimum 1-3 years in Search Engine Marketing required
  • Ability to work well within a team, while having the autonomy to work independently and troubleshoot outside of guidance from a Sr. Manager.
  • Experience with data and using it to tell a story. Must be able to ingest large amounts of data and interpret trends and opportunities
  • Experience using Search Ads 360 as a campaign management platform
  • Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Possesses strong communication skills and can conversate professionally and intelligently about search campaigns and data
  • Experience managing large volume of campaigns and ability to stay organized is crucial

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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