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Paid Media Strategist

GRAYBOX is a premier digital technology consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. We pride ourselves on deep client partnerships, formulating strategy that delivers results and executing complex digital projects. At our core, we are a team of designers, marketers, developers, and business consultants that aim to serve our partners well.

GRAYBOX is seeking an experienced Paid Media Strategist to join our Marketing practice! This role is based at our hybrid-remote Portland office. We are a value-based agency and dedicated as a team and as individuals to being helpful, accountable, dependable, experienced, thorough, and effective. Our ideal candidate will live out and stand for these values with us.

As a member of our marketing team, you’ll plan, define, and execute paid media strategies for our clients for both ongoing monthly marketing and new website launches. You’ll work collaboratively with our account strategist, junior strategist, and creative team to build cohesive strategies on a variety of platforms to meet our clients’ short and long-term goals.

You live and love PPC in the day-to-day, but you see the big picture and you can think beyond your individual role. We don’t need you to live and breathe SEO, but it would be awesome if you had a solid understanding of it.


  • Develop a deep understanding of client goals and identify current paid media strategies to meet them

  • Build, optimize, and nurture complex PPC strategies on multiple platforms

  • Write amazing ad copy

  • Mentor, train and collaborate closely with our junior strategist

  • Collaborate closely with account manager to develop cohesive, goal-driven strategy

  • Collaborate closely with our creative team on visual elements to design attractive and effective ads

  • Stay on top of industry trends and platform updates to offer current, of-the-moment recommendations, tests, and tactics

  • Make realistic recommendations based on budget, and commit to staying on budget

  • Provide estimates for all phases of the marketing engagement, from research and discovery to implementation and data measurement

  • Collect, analyze, and present paid media data reports with insights and recommendations

  • Perform A/B tests on landing pages, design elements, etc.

  • Identify gaps and opportunities in technical SEO

Qualifications & Platform Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in paid media strategy

  • Agency experience required

  • Experience building and running campaigns on Google Ads, LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook, Pinterest, Bing

  • Google Analytics expert

  • Google Tag Manager expert

  • Experience building reports with insightful recommendations

  • Experience making strategic, agile decisions based on data trends

  • BA/BS in marketing or related field

About You

  • You love collaborating and seeing results from your hard work

  • You’re constantly learning and love expanding your knowledge in the industry

  • You have a deep understanding of the broader digital ecosystem beyond paid media

  • You’re great at working independently in a fast-paced environment alongside distributed teams.

  • You’re fired up and proactive

  • You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need.

  • You put time and care into each and every project.

  • Some SEO and content creation understanding is a must, and hands-on experience is a plus

Compensation and Benefits

  • 10 days PTO + 10 Floating Holidays (you pick meaningful holidays to you)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (partially paid for you)

  • Annual Education Allowance

  • 401k + 4% match

  • Group Term Life insurance

  • 5 Week paid (80%) Sabbatical every 5 years of employment

Why Work Here?

GRAYBOX is the premier Digital Consulting Agency in Portland. We're experts in Digital-First Strategy, Creative, Technology and Consulting.

We plan, design and build a variety of digital experiences including websites, web applications, mobile applications, ecommerce stores of all sizes, digital marketing campaigns, videos and virtual reality. If it touches the internet, we probably help with it.

We have about 40 people on staff + an extensive network of local freelancers. The company was founded in early 2009 and is widely regarded as an awesome place to work.

GRAYBOX affirms the diversity of our local communities including race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity / expression. We welcome candidates who reflect our growing regional and national diversity.