Paid Search Executive

Location: London, UK

Department: Digital
Type: Full time

About Us:

Medialab is a unique independent data marketing partnership and the fastest growing company in the Top 50 Media Agencies, in Campaign Magazine’s ‘School Report’ 2021. Offering media, marketing, digital and data services to a wide variety of clients, we’re a team of 80 (and growing), based near Oxford Circus (although we are all working from home at the moment, due to Covid-19).

Fundamentally, we believe the best business decisions are made when they are informed by data. Data is our heritage and has been at the heart of our business since inception over fifteen years ago.  We encourage, educate and help clients to use data in the most insightful way to plan and buy across all media channels and deliver the right media solutions for business success.

We’re independently owned, which means there are no limits to what you can achieve. We’re also known as market-leaders in our field, and we have a very happy client base which we’re very proud of, including major brands such as American Express, Laithwaite’s Wine and SunLife as well as several charities, including The National Trust, Guide Dogs Association for the Blind, Alzheimer’s Society and Mind.

We’re a rapidly growing company which means there is lots of scope for you to develop your skills. And we invest heavily in individual training and development. Testament to that, is we have consistently been rewarded CPD Gold accreditation by the IPA, recognising our commitment to Continuous Professional Development in our employees.

Our Values:

We’re a values-driven organization and it’s important to us that anyone who works here embodies these; they influence the way we behave internally and externally and help shape our culture. They impact everything we do from the way we welcome people into the business, to the way we build relationships with our clients, to the way we run meetings.

Our core values are:

  1. It’s up to us
  2. We help people flourish
  3. Our job’s never done
  4. We commit to doing the right thing
  5. We dig deeper to understand better

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We celebrate diversity in all its forms, encouraging an inclusive workplace where everyone feels that they belong. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and we give every person the same opportunity to join and thrive, irrespective of background. We take collective responsibility for our culture and encourage an open and honest dialogue, which makes Medialab feel like a place where you can flourish by being yourself.

We are committed to continue learning about each-others’ diversity on a daily basis, for example through various open forum discussions or inviting inspirational guest speakers in to talk to us, all of which is accessible to the whole company.

We are also advocates of the Bloom Network, which provides professional support for women within our industry and a number of our female employees are members.

The health and safety of our people is our top priority, and we’re proud to share that we have 1/10 employees trained up as Mental Health First Aiders, who act as allies within the business to offer support in confidence, when needed.

Interested in this role?

If you think that you could make a difference at a market-leading independent agency, then please do send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter explaining the reasons you would like to join this fast pace innovative team at Medialab to our HR team at:


The Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Paid Search Executive to join one of our fast paced, growing client teams. You will primarily manage and report back on PPC campaigns, working with your wider Client team to manage activity across the full range of media channels including TV, Facebook, Display and Offline channel. With the opportunity to develop your experience in other digital channels over time.

You will also have regular contact with several client-partners, running though weekly optimisation recommendations and attending meetings. You will be part of a close-knit and friendly team who share results and celebrate success together.

Media planning and administration

  • Attend campaign briefing meetings and take detailed meeting notes for follow up.
  • Responsible for input into campaign schedules and timeline documents.
  • Collation of relevant historic campaign data and insight for Account Managers.
  • Support senior managers and directors with implementation of the media strategy and project management of campaign activity, particularly on search but also paid social & display.
  • In charge of dissemination of campaign reports to senior team in a regular and timely manner.
  • Support Account Managers with production of end of campaign review documents.

Campaign operations

  • Set up the necessary platform access for campaign implementation.
  • Create and manage tracking, data export and results documents.
  • Implementation of tracking in Google Tag Manager & Google Analytics.
  • Development and launch of A/B testing to drive increase conversion performance.
  • Effectively manage your designated campaigns and ensure ongoing and timely optimisation is delivered and constantly looking for opportunities to improve performance.

Client administration

  • Prompt delivery of action points to account team following client meetings.
  • Maintain planning schedules, client folders and documents, reporting to internal management teams.
  • Responsible for day-to-day liaison with client contacts, ensuring clients have access to regular support.


Required skills

  • Some experience of working on Paid Search advertising
  • Google Ads and Microsoft Ads certified
  • Some experience working in an agency environment
  • Ability to interpret large sets of data
  • High degree of literacy & numeracy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Search Ads 360, Google Analytics, and other web analytics packages
  • Understanding of how Paid Search interacts with other channels
  • Google Campaign Manager
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Knowledge of Charity Industry