Paid Media Specialist

| Chicago

Neighborhoods.com is seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Paid Media Specialist to join our team in Chicago’s vibrant Fulton River District neighborhood. This position will be responsible for planning, executing, and analyzing paid media advertising for the company’s two brands in order to improve online reach, strengthen engagement and support larger marketing and business objectives. 

Neighborhoods.com is the first online real estate resource to put the neighborhood at the center of the home search. Our platforms, 55places.com and Neighborhoods.com, invite users to imagine their life in a new area by providing a local’s perspective, including detailed descriptions and resident reviews of schools, amenities, and the surrounding community.

At Neighborhoods.com, we’re all about transparency. Continuous improvement is one of our core values. If you’re a paid media enthusiast looking for a company where you can grow, have a real impact and be part of an award-winning culture, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing as our Paid Media Specialist:

  • Working directly with the SEM Manager to manage paid social and display initiatives
  • Monitoring performance metrics daily, to identify trends and optimize campaigns
  • Recommending program optimizations; using knowledge of platform-specific capabilities and integrated media opportunities
  • Managing projects & timelines, with the ability to reprioritize deliverables to align with larger business goals
  • Proactively asking questions, communicating new ideas and participating in internal meetings
  • Creating paid social and display campaigns across platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Google Display Network and others
  • Executing on new opportunities to expand and improve lead generation through paid social and display
  • Working cross-functionally with team members, including SEM Manager, Marketing Managers, Content Editors, and Designers on occasion
  • Helping to facilitate both internal & vendor meetings and communication
  • Staying up-to-date on current paid media trends, best practices, and technologies
  • Ad hoc duties as assigned

We think you could be really successful if you:

  • Have a curious mind and aren’t afraid to bring big ideas to the table
  • Maintain positive energy in a team environment
  • Can handle multiple projects and manage deadlines
  • Are a team player, but also a self-starter who goes above and beyond the task at hand

Basic requirements to do the job:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising or Journalism, or equivalent experience
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience managing paid social and display campaigns
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills to analyze performance and communicate insights to various stakeholders
  • Clear understanding of business & goals with ability to provide applicable recommendations
  • Detail-oriented and proactive in recommending solutions to improve performance and efficiency
  • High-level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working with Google Analytics
  • Experience working with Salesforce
  • Strong Excel knowledge and skills

Why Neighborhoods.com?

  • The standards: insurance, 401k with match, flexible PTO, and a casual dress code
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • West Loop neighborhood (easy commute and lots of food options)
  • Volunteer and charity opportunities
  • Cold-brew coffee on tap
  • Transparent and approachable leadership and management
  • Catered Lunch & Learn programs
  • You will help people on the journey to making one of the single biggest decisions of their life

Neighborhoods.com is an equal opportunity employer for people from all different backgrounds. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or age. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that is comfortable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.


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Location

We're at the edge of the West Loop, right next to Fulton Market. Transit options and lunch spots? We got 'em.

An Insider's view of Neighborhoods.com

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our work-life balance is fantastic. We value working hard during the day and encourage everyone to go home at a reasonable time.

Bill

Front End Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re working on using new types of data to understand our customers better. By developing ways to use these insights effectively, we do a better job of focusing on building the features that most improve the customer’s experience.

Jill

Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Neighborhoods.com is a really great place for self-starters. It's a place for people who love being their own task-master while still functioning as part of a team. That this is a workplace for people who thrive in the absence of micromanagement and hand-holding.

Deana

Associate Editor

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Neighborhoods.com is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.

Bill

CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.

Heather

Project Manager

What are Neighborhoods.com Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits- Neighborhoods.com truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, & providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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