Paid Search specialist- The Space Station
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 13 April 2018

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Job Description

Job Description
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and optimising Paid Search campaigns for various online assets. They will further be required to work with cross-functional teams to develop and execute outbound paid lead generation activities, including paid search/PPC, retargeting and targeted display advertising. If you have a relavant qualification and at least 3 years experience, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Minimum Requirements
- Minimum of 3 years in digital marketing and experience in lead/demand generation activities with direct experience supporting inbound and outbound digital marketing activities.
- Degree or diploma in Digital Marketing / Marketing or similar
- Well versed in keyword discovery tools and ad editing platforms (Google Keyword Planner, SEMRush, Google Trends and Google Adwords and Bing Ad Editors, etc.)
- Certified in DoubleClick for Search
- Certified in DCM
- Certified in Google Analytics

Skills & Competencies
- Experience managing paid search programs as well as strategise and optimise spend
- Strong grasp for numbers – analytically minded
- Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives
- Ability to write comprehensive insights
- Strong quantitative and qualitative skills with proven data interpretation abilities.
- Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- A keen eye for detail
- Strong written and verbal communication
- The ability to work well in a team as well as independently and responsibly
- Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in search engine marketing

Duties & Responsibilities
- Maintain clear project plans and report on progress
- Provide input on budgets related to a SEM projects or initiatives
- Responsible for hitting target spend and performance of campaigns
- Track paid performance and develop regular reports analyzing digital performance, insights and optimization recommendations
- Communicate clear recommendations and results to clients
- Develop testing and optimising processes to continually improve efficiencies and campaign performance.
- Manage internal resources efficiently to deliver professional results in a timely manner
- Compile and distribute monthly, quarterly and annual performance insights for leadership
- Responsible for developing and nurturing search talent within the business and ultimately building a team to manage.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues
- Staying at the forefront of Search knowledge, by keeping up to date with industry news, developments and best practices.
- Reports to the Head of Programmatic.

About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division,, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Application Closing Date: 18 April 2018