Senior Search Specialist

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: ICOM

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Team One C.O.R.E.

C = Collaborative

Builds and sustains strong, genuine relationships with people of all levels and takes positive steps to extend network and cultivate connections. 

O = Optimism

Is utterly reliable, always delivering on promises and maintains the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

R = Results-Driven

Acts strategically to exceed goals and has the ability to adapt to changes in process and execution. 

E = Entrepreneurial

Constantly looking for and identifying actionable and thought provoking opportunities for the company and executing them.


An ideal candidate will need to be a self-starter with the knowledge and energy to develop and execute Search plans. Additionally, you will be capable and confident in presenting your own strategic plans to the client(s).

  • Professional demeanor when dealing with internal and external partners
  • Strong work ethic
  • Using good judgment when making decisions and performing tasks
  • Integrity and optimism, regardless of the situation
  • Strong degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Collaborate effectively in cross-team settings
  • Leading by example, finding solutions and striving for excellence
  • Embody the characteristics of our agency purpose

­­Day to Day:

  • Manage and lead relationship with external Search Partner
  • Utilize organizational skills to manage and prioritize team daily work flow
  • Monitor budgets and billing process for accuracy and timeliness
  • Assist with the development of paid search strategies
  • Create client decks with Search Director, present to client, and oversee plan execution with Search Agency Partner
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships internally (across departments) and externally (clients, media vendors)
  • Collaborate internally with Account, Creative, Strategy, Production and Measurement teams to ensure strategic alignment
  • Coaching, guidance, inspirational leadership and performance management of all direct reports
  • Proactively address process, workflow, resources and communications issues and impediments

Experience:  Minimum 1-2 years of Paid Search planning experience with at least one of those being in a supervisory capacity

Education: A bachelor’s degree. AdWords Certification a strong plus

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of media research tools (Google Analytics) and ability to analyze syndicated research
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and analysis in business writing
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Expert knowledge of AdWords Editor and Bing Ads strongly desired
  • Google AdWords and Bing Ads certification strongly desired
  • Experience with DoubleClick Search
  • Automotive or retail media experience is desirable
  • Understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principals and applying those principals in SEM a strong plus


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