SEM Manager

Location: Bellevue, WA

Department: Marketing

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Are you looking for an opportunity to utilize your search marketing experience to manage campaigns at massive scale? Are you both analytical and a creative marketer, someone with experience scaling campaigns in a cost-effective way that drives ROI? Do you want to join one of Seattle’s top startups? If so, read on!

Why Work for ClassifiedAds.com?

ClassifiedAds.com provides a unique opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Seattle area. We’ve already accomplished a lot in our short history:

  • Grown to become the second-largest classified ads website
  • Ranked number 10 in Washington State's Best 100 Small Companies to Work For by Seattle Business magazine
  • Ranked as one of the 350 largest websites in the U.S., according to Compete.com
  • Recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.
  • Profitable each year

We did all of this while bootstrapping ourselves with no outside funding. We were founded by Edward Yim, a successful serial-entrepreneur, active angel investorTechStars mentor, and a member of Seattle’s Top 40 Under 40.

We are building a company for the long-haul. We offer extraordinary opportunities for talented, driven people. We have been able to accomplish so much and have grown so fast because of the talent and hard work of the people who have chosen to join our team. We have a core philosophy of recognizing individual, team, and company achievements in very tangible ways. 

Based in downtown Bellevue, we're fast growing and we're continually profitable. Our core company philosophy is to hire the best people possible, give them clear objectives, and let them flex their creative muscles without being micromanaged.

What’s the Job?

We're looking for an energetic, ambitious, results-driven person to join our world-class search marketing team.

  • You will be responsible for driving increased revenue by creating, managing and growing PPC campaigns in Google AdWords and Microsoft AdCenter.
  • You will manage a portfolio of campaigns across multiple categories, monitoring results daily and optimizing as necessary for revenue and profitability.
  • You will investigate, identify and resolve day-to-day campaign performance issues and opportunities, including adjusting bids, writing and testing ad copy, keyword expansion and landing page optimization.
  • You will use bid management to optimize gross profitability of your campaigns, and you will continually analyze results to improve daily performance.
  • To excel in the position, you must be highly analytical, data savvy and creative.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in search engine marketing and advanced analytics, will be comfortable manipulating large data sets, will be highly proficient in Excel and will have the drive to make a mark at a top Internet marketing company.

Specific required qualifications include:

  • Two+ years of hands-on experience with Google AdWords, including building, optimizing and analyzing PPC campaigns.
  • Experience performing creative optimization, landing page analysis, keyword generation, and bidding analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience managing large keyword portfolios.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including building pivot tables.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direct supervision, but recognize the value of contributing in a team environment.
  • Extreme attention to detail is an absolute must.
  • Previous startup experience a plus.
  • Passion for search marketing and the Internet is a must!
  • Bachelors degree required, in Math/Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Business or related field preferred.

If you're up for the challenge you should join us. This is a full-time position based in downtown Bellevue.

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