Associate Director of Paid Media

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Role Type

Full Time


New York

Allows Remote

About RSR:

We're Ready Set Rocket. A full-service creative agency with data in our DNA.

We’re people first. As an agency, our people are our product. We're nothing without our team. So, we're hell bent on creating the best possible environment for our team to thrive -- hiring the most brilliant people, making sure everyone has opportunity for growth, and staying deeply rooted in the idea that life comes first, and good work will follow.

We have a team of experts focused on one thing -- collaborating to help our clients to grow their brands and their businesses. From campaigns and content to media and product, we work with brands to understand their goals, understand their audience, and help them to define and navigate the path forward, together.

Looking to join a fast-paced, growing agency with a team of passionate experts obsessed with their craft? Sounds like we might be right up your alley.

As an RSR Employee you:

  • Thrive in a workplace where you can dive right in, roll with the punches, and wear many hats
  • Are comfortable not only executing the functions of your role, but also getting into the weeds of hands-on work — helping out colleagues and the wider team
  • Are adept at asking questions and taking it all in, and then initiating and carrying out an effective plan to achieve success in your role
  • Value feedback as a fundamental component of your growth
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment where you can move and think fast, while also acting thoughtfully and informatively towards both the team and the clients
  • Are ambitious, take initiative
  • Always seek out ways to optimize processes, work smarter, and increase efficiencies
  • Optimize the deployment of minimal resources in a way that generates successful outcomes.

Our Value:

Ready Set Rocket offers a competitive benefits package, including

  • Hybrid workplace option
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO, 401k contribution matching
  • Paid family leave
  • Gym membership reimbursement, and more.
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Ready Set Rocket was recognized for Best Agency Culture at the 2018 Ad Age Small Agency Awards 

Your Impact:

Support the growth of Paid Media Strategy. Manage Paid Search, Paid Social, Display and Video campaigns across client accounts and resources. Build the Paid Media function and lead the development of innovative strategies that help our clients target and engage a range of audiences. As a core member of our team you are the subject matter expert on Paid Media and work closely and collaboratively with campaign leads, content strategists, creative directors and our media buying partners to design and execute winning campaigns.

Keep in MindDirect response experience is more critical for RSR needs than broad awareness campaigns that are not measured all the way through conversion

What Success Looks Like

  • Short- and long-term digital advertising strategy for clients is developed with the goal of driving new customer acquisition (revenue growth), brand engagement, and/or customer retention through prospecting and re-marketing campaigns utilizing search, social, display, video, and mobile advertising tactics.
  • The role of attribution (including marketing to sales, etc.), data and analytics is elevated.
  • Measure and articulate the story of media performance across the funnel and ensure clients and team members understand the role of various paid media channels in achieving their objectives.
  • Stay informed of industry trends and provide relevant insights to teams as to how those trends might affect client accounts.
  • Support the management of entire marketing deliverable cycle including initial planning, implementation, monitoring, optimization, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop reporting frameworks for all client advertising and put together weekly and monthly reports that provides an analysis of results and leads to performance insights extending into optimization ideas.
  • Own relationship with channel partners (Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tiktok, Instagram etc.)
  • Work directly with Account team to help facilitate client meetings and provide online marketing expertise as needed.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Currently employed as a Associate Director or Senior Growth Marketing Leader
  • Just as comfortable with Analytics as you are communicating with and reporting to clients
  • Extensive experience managing paid search, paid social, display, and video, campaigns with a minimum budget of at least $100k+/month
  • Ad Agency experience preferred, with a demonstrated track record of success
  • Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications or related field preferred
  • Experience with optimization of paid media campaigns to hit CPA, ROI and engagement goals
  • Expert knowledge of Google Analytics, experience with additional platforms preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Google AdWords and Bing Ads
  • Expert knowledge of Facebook Business Manager (Ads Manager, Power Editor)
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience creating reports and recommendations based on account performance
  • Team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, analytical, detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong overall Digital Marketing knowledge, with a hunger to learn more
  • Experience in prioritizing competing priorities and the ability to meet client deadlines with accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

EEO Statement

At RSR we are conspiring to design a better world and we believe this goal can only be advanced by a team that is committed to diversity, represents different cultures, perspectives and backgrounds and prioritizes inclusivity as a pillar of our company culture.

RSR is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

RSR prides ourselves on being a workplace that puts the wellbeing of our employees first. In the age of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, and in accordance with Ready Set Rocket’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all employees. We adopted this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.  As such, extending an official job offer to any candidate will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide proof of their full Covid-19 vaccination.

**Please note: Ready Set Rocket is accepting candidates located anywhere in the United States.