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Paid Media Manager (PPC / SEM)

Blue Magnet Interactive is currently seeking a talented, full-time Paid Media Manager to oversee and manage display, search, remarketing, and meta search ad campaigns for clients in the travel and hospitality industry.

The Paid Media Manager position is accountable for upholding our company’s SEM standards and generating business for our hospitality clients through the configuration and management of individual client PPC advertising campaigns and initiatives.

As a trusted digital marketing agency serving the hospitality industry, Blue Magnet provides a comprehensive array of digital marketing services for its clients, which includes, SEO, paid advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, and website design and development.


SEM Strategy

  • Recommend media spend for client-facing proposals
  • Summarize recommendations to client-facing team
  • Monthly budget recommendations and performance analysis for clients

PPC Account Setup

  • Launch new paid search accounts.
  • Optimize existing accounts monthly.
  • Set up billing preferences.
  • Establish proper links between Google Adwords, Google Analytics, and other system integrations.
  • Setup conversion tracking.

Campaign Management

  • Maintain appropriate budget pacing for accounts.
  • Audit and optimize account performance on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with account facing team to identify new PPC opportunities for clients.
  • Proactively bring campaign / ad ideas to account facing team and Paid Strategist.
  • Troubleshoot conversion / attribution issues (when applicable).

Reporting & Analysis

  • Monthly analysis of client accounts.
  • Communicate reporting highlights and account updates to account facing team.
  • Troubleshoot conversion / attribution issues (when applicable).

Qualifying & Onboarding New PPC Business

  • Work with account facing team to understand hotel objectives.
  • Identify PPC opportunities and limitations based on hotel’s brand and website.
  • Assemble budget proposals and analysis for new and existing clients.

Various Tasks

  • Position calls for wearing many hats, and may often require various tasks outside of the scope outlined above.



  • Positive, self-motivated attitude
  • Ethical and honest
  • Excellent communicator (written and spoken)
  • Detail oriented and inquisitive personality
  • Work hard, play hard mentality
  • Exceptional task management skills
  • Advanced technical ability
  • Logical, analytical, and mathematical mindset
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, sometimes all at the same time (while juggling a plus)
  • Experience drafting formal documents and reports for presentation: Microsoft Office and Google for Work Suites
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills required: Impress us with nested functions, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPs, macros and Visual Basic


  • Basic understanding of foundational digital marketing channels, and how they work together
  • Hands-on experience managing paid search campaigns
  • Advanced experience with HTML5
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience is a plus
  • Experience in the hospitality vertical is a plus
  • Adobe Marketing/Omniture or other web analytics platform experience.
  • Familiarity with setup/configuration/and troubleshooting of tracking snippets, URL query parameters/tags, conversion pixels, cookies, and other forms of web tracking.
  • Certification in Google Adwords and/or Analytics
    • Successfully passed Google’s Analytics, Adwords Fundamentals and Advanced Search Advertising, and other Exam/certification courses.
    • Without cheating a plus. (Yes, we can tell the difference).


  • Starting annual salary range commensurate with experience and skill level
  • 401k retirement plan with up to 4% employer matching
  • Medical insurance with 100% employer premium coverage for team members
  • Dental insurance with 100% employer premium coverage for team members
  • Vision insurance with 50% employer premium coverage for team members
  • CTA/RTA pre-tax payroll deductions

Benefits & Perks

  • Be a part of a rapidly growing company in the hospitality industry.
  • Learn from a dynamic, fun, intelligent, and passionate team.
  • Medical and dental insurance with 100% employer premium coverage; vision insurance with partial premium coverage.
  • 401k retirement plan with employer matching.
  • CTA/RTA pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • Vacation, sick, and, holiday paid time off (yes, our office is even closed on President’s Day).
  • Work-from-home flex days (there’s nothing quite like getting work done on your laptop while catching some rays from a rooftop or patio on a sunny Chicago summer day)
  • Free personal day off for your birthday! We don’t think you should have to work on the day you celebrate your awesomeness (Limit: one birthday per year).
  • Opportunities to learn from experts within the hospitality and digital marketing industry at national conferences.
  • Centrally located in the Loop near every El line (the Skokie Swift doesn’t count).
  • Casual dress code (we live every day like it’s casual Friday).
  • Fun team events and outings (think taco parties, happy hours, Cubs games, kickball, and boat outings).
  • Annual holiday and team member appreciation party (we appreciate our team every day, but we go all out for the holidays!).

This is a full-time exempt position. Starting annual salary range commensurate with experience and skill level. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Please send professional resume and cover letter to

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