What’s the role?
We are adding an analytical Paid Media Manager to our team, with experience in paid search (PPC), paid social media or programmatic display.
You will own the outcome for all aspects of clients’ paid media campaigns, including initial planning, implementation, monitoring, optimisation, analysis and reporting.

So, tell me about the company

Hi there, we're Brainlabs, leading digital marketing agency in APAC, Europe, North America, LATAM with a test-and-learn approach to growing businesses. We like coffee (especially free coffee), furry animals, and jokes (even bad ones).


Brainlabs is on a mission to build the biggest digital-first media agency in the world.

We hire the top talent in the industry and give them the right training, tools and culture to do the best work of their career.

As one of the world’s leading independent agencies, our agility and client-centricity allows us to win for clients.

To learn more about what it’s like to be a Brainlabber, check out our company handbook.

What this job is:

  • Varied: No two days are exactly alike!
  • Data-driven: You will perform data analysis and make recommendations from that numeric evidence!
  • FUN! Brainlabs fosters an environment where geeking out, laughing, and sharing knowledge are the name of the game

What this job isn’t:

  • Boring. Every task for a client presents new opportunities to learn!
  • Stagnant. There is so much room for growth at Brainlabs, and we regularly promote current Brainlabbers in order to grow to scale!


Give me a breakdown of what a Paid Media Manager at Brainlabs does:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on 3-6 accounts for paid search (PPC) / paid social media and programmatic display
  • Accountable for the integrated planning, forecasting, implementation, optimisation and reporting for client paid media activity across Google Ads, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Baidu, TikTok/Douyin, Snapchat and other platforms, in multiple APAC markets
  • Take a data enabled approach to derive actionable insight from data to inform iterative optimisation and planning
  • Adopt a test & learn approach to setup and carry out testing and conduct actionable analyses to drive awesome results for clients
  • Ensure accurate, high quality audience and keyword targeting, and ad copywriting for search and social.
  • Ensure adherence to process and standards for QA and Brainlabs’ best practice
  • Effectively communicate insights and outcomes to client stakeholders
  • Work closely with Account Directors and other team members to develop media strategy and take a proactive role in account development and client roadmaps
  • Guide and support direct reports to manage their workload and take accountability for client deliverables
  • Identify and communicate performance issues, and/or relationship concerns, while proactively providing ideas and solutions.
  • Lead the creation of client deliverables including client presentations and business reviews
  • Apply Brainlabs’ proprietary tools to realise value for our client

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Models strong leadership including alignment to company priorities and philosophies
  • Mentor to team members working on assigned clients providing training and shadowing opportunities and participating in new hire training program
  • Participate in wider company initiatives including, but not limited to new business pitches and internal marketing efforts
  • Cultivates an atmosphere that embraces diversity and inclusion within the team and agency
  • Help shape agency processes, best practices and tech automation

What we really want:

  • A team player with a passion for data analysis and digital media!

What particular set of skills would suit this role?

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrable proficiency of paid search platforms (Google, Bing, SA360) and paid social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Proven organisational, project, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbally, with the ability to provide actionable insights for all levels of an organisation
  • Possess keen critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Proven skills with Microsoft Office and/or Google Business Apps, especially Excel or Google Sheets
  • Demonstrable alignment to our company values

Essential Experience

  • Minimum of 3-years hands on client side of agency experience experience managing PPC and paid social and/or programmatic campaigns for a variety of clients

Desirable Experience

  • Previous agency experience
  • Previous programmatic display experience

How will I know I’m doing it right?

  • A dot connecter, able to marry strategic thought and tactical objectives
  • Eager to advance problem solving skills, with the ability to be solutions oriented
  • A self-starter, takes initiative
  • A strong writer and communicator
  • Able to actively seek out and implement feedback
  • A hyper detailed oriented individual
  • An independent worker with strong time management and organisation skills
  • A desire to be nimble and flexible to succeed in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • A strong team player, willing to roll up your sleeves
  • A business mature individual who exudes professionalism and respect
  • Committed to the success of your team
  • Eager to guide and manage team members, will lead by example
  • A supporter of and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion

Remember, this is just a guide – if you see something you can’t tick off… good, you can learn here!

What happens next
We know searching for a job is tough and that you want to find the best career and employer for you. We also want to ensure that this position is the best fit for both you and us. Therefore, you will participate in a comprehensive interview process that includes skills interviews with our
team. The goal of this process is to allow you to get to know us as we learn more about you.

Is Brainlabs right for you?

We’re famed for our world class company culture and are sure to cultivate an environment where everyone is excited to come into work. We reward our employees with an ever growing list of benefits: free breakfast, free lunch, gym subsidies, free exercise classes, free eye tests, the Brainlabs Library, external speakers and events … the list goes on! Check out our company handbook to see what else we have up our sleeve.

In order to maintain our fantastic working environment, culture fit is key in selecting our newest recruits. It’s not only important to find someone who will rock the roles we have on offer, but in order to thrive at Brainlabs aligning with our values is hugely important. So if you’re positive, collaborative and love to learn, apply today!

Brainlabs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace: we are committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the application process, please let us know when speaking with a member of the Recruitment Team.