Associate Director, Paid Social

| Greater LA Area
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Are you ready to make a digital impact? We need you to be accountable for all day-to-day Paid Social operations and be the main point of contact on an account. You'll provide strategic direction and leadership in our digital group to deliver the most effective and innovative communication plans and manage the career paths of supporting staff within the Paid Social team.

Responsibilities:

Plan Development and Maintenance

· Formulate paid social strategy for client businesses and ensure that recommendations and decisions are consistent with client's objectives and strategies

· Assume lead role in integration social efforts and demonstrate full understanding of client's businesses

· Present innovative, business building, and dare we say 'breakthrough' social recommendations

Team Management and Leadership

· Lead Associates and/or Managers in thinking strategically about paid social's role within the media mix and help our teams define tactical game plans to set social strategies and media plans to address client needs

· Accurately, objectively and constructively evaluate performance of Associate(s) and/or Manager(s) via talent development process

· Facilitate the development and documentation of standard methodologies for improving operational efficiencies within the team and the group

· Get involved in financial aspects of the account budget, staffing, projections, etc.

· Partner with the Central GroupM TA Team. Assist in interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, developing, and evaluating team members

Account Management

· Provide stewardship advising on all paid social matters that fall within our scope

· Coordinate the work of the [m]Platform disciplines, industry groups and media partners; assist with integration of other client and GroupM agencies

· Provide support to regional offices and/or partners, where applicable

· Maintain and encourage an open environment for the media partners to approach [m]Platform teams first with opportunities and innovations

· Participate in Agency / departmental task forces, project work and new business for GroupM organizational impact

· Keep senior management apprised of key client opportunities, potential risks and other key nuances which affect the health of the business

Qualifications:

· A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant Paid Social experience or related media planning experience required, with focus on team leadership and management

· In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective audiences (Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)

· Experience with CMS platforms, 3rd Party API technology, Native UIs (i.e. Facebook Power Editor)

· Significant client-facing and relationship management experience required

· Prior experience managing a team an important requirement; demonstrate ability to train and grow junior members, serving as coach and mentor

· Prior experience in an agency environment highly desired

· Working knowledge of Paid Search a plus

· It's a cliche, we know, but you are a motivated self-starter who can prioritize tasks, be a decision-maker, and work both on a team and independently

· You'll exhibit passion through appropriate participation in team, agency, and industry initiatives

· Above all, you will be at your best in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.

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Location

Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.

Willie

Human Resources Business Partner

What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!

Theresa

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

Seow Leng

Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.

Mark

Managing Director

What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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