PPC / Paid Media Executive Job

Remote / Hybrid / Central Edinburgh. Start: ASAP

We’re looking for an intelligent, creative and innovative PPC / Paid Media Executive with 1.5- 2 years of experience, who will thrive on the variety an agency role offers and loves taking on and solving the challenges global client campaigns throw at us from all directions.

In this role you will work with a wide range of clients including local luxury retailers, global brands, global tech firms (at least one tech unicorn), well-known property and letting firms, as well as leaders in luxury UK holiday and leisure. The variety of our clients’ needs will challenge your curiosity and ability to translate ideas and experience from one sector to another. As such, we’re looking for a capable and driven paid media marketer to help give our clients an advantage over their competition.

From the start you’ll be working on challenging and interesting paid search and paid media campaigns. We set ambitious performance targets for our campaigns and like nothing better than beating them.

You’ll need to know how search and digital media fits into the broader digital marketing mix/toolkit, and where it can complement other channels.

Impeccable written and spoken English skills are a must (+bonus points for foreign language skills) as are delivering your work and your advice to clients in a highly professional manner, all while coping admirably with the variety of the daily schedule. With us you’ll be fully supported by senior members of the team, and will learn a huge amount as you go.

If you’re looking to move into a very supportive, tight-knit team that works hard to deliver results for interesting clients, and has a huge amount of fun doing so, then this is the role for you!

What Kind of Work Will You Do With Us?

  • Working on PPC Campaigns in collaboration with Senior Colleagues, the Client Services team, and the client themselves
  • PPC Campaign research, planning, set-up, management & optimisation
  • Display Campaign research, planning, set-up, management & optimisation
  • Creating Ads for client campaigns
  • Providing Monthly Analytics Reporting & Insights
  • Day-to-day consultation and support to improve our clients’ digital presence (website content and functionality, online marketing activity)

Ideal Skills & Experience

  • 1.5 to 2+ Years Experience in an PPC-dedicated role
  • Degree Qualified or Equivalent – Scientific & Mathematical background ideal
  • Google Ads Certified (Analytics a bonus)
  • Analytics – Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
  • Understanding of Magento, Shopify & other ecomm platforms
  • Understanding of HTML & CSS
  • Good understanding of Digital Marketing Strategies

Salary – £25,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience

NB: you must be fully eligible to work in the UK.

About Us

We’re a busy, rapidly growing digital marketing agency based in Edinburgh looking for individuals with proven expertise in digital marketing to join our team. We work in close partnership with global clients on multi-channel digital marketing campaigns.

Clients appreciate our complete focus on honest, direct and open advice, and our data-driven approach to analytics and performance.

As a team we’re close-knit, open, fun and work hard to take on and solve the often tricky and complex problems campaigns throw at us.

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please send a CV, Covering Letter and a note on your current salary and notice period to hello@mackerelmedia.co.uk

Why Work at Mackerel Media?

Career Development:

  • Dedicated Weekly Professional Development Time
  • Google Qualifications Learning Support
  • Active Mentoring & Support from Senior Management
  • Event Attendance Budgets

The Office (We’re hybrid):

  • City Centre location – 5 minutes’ walk from St Andrew Square, Waverley Station, restaurants, shops and galleries
  • Modern office in a stunning Georgian building

Equipment & Support:

  • Macs for everyone, with 27″ screens
  • Cloud-based technology for agility and flexibility
  • Access to all the essential tools you need to do your job


  • Family-Friendly Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • 33 Days’ Holiday Annually
  • Pension Contributions via Auto-Enrolment (naturally) with support from professional adviser
  • Beautiful Cafetière coffee for free, every day (when we’re back in the office)