Job Opportunity: Paid Media Executive

Catherine Raboteur

By Catherine Raboteur

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About the role

  • JOB TITLE: Paid Media Executive
  • LOCATION: Based in the UK. This is primarily a remote role, with monthly in-person team meetings in London which you will be required to attend and optional weekly coworking in London with the wider Empower team.
  • WORKING HOURS:  Full-time 40 hours a week (core working hours 10am – 4pm). Flexi working hours and part-time applications (minimum 4 days a week) considered.
  • SALARY: £28,000 – £34,000, depending on experience

Link to full job description and further details here

About Empower

Empower is a strategic digital partner for causes creating impact around the world.

  • Empowering people is our mission.
  • It’s our vision for all causes to create positive social and environmental impact through effective digital communication.
  • To help organisations do this, we develop insight-led digital strategies that enable their teams, and move their supporters to act.
  • We’re proud to be a B Corp and our commitment to mission-aligned work means we only work with people who share our values of being people-centred, ethical and driven to create change.

Check out some of our recent work here.

Due to a run of recent client and project wins, along with our long-standing campaigns for nonprofits and purpose-led clients, we’re looking for a Paid Media Executive to help run several of our key client accounts, focussing on Facebook Ads and Google Ads, but extending to other platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Empower

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a crucial part of our core values at Empower. Whilst we are proud of our diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment, we recognise we could do better and we are striving to improve our DEI efforts.

We want diverse candidates because we recognise the strengths that our differences bring to the organisation, the value in our different perspectives and the variety of lived experiences that enrich our team and our work.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and Disability Confident Committed. We especially welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities and neurodivergent traits.

All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, education, or socioeconomic background.

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make sure the process works for you.

Further details about our recruitment process can be found here.

Why we’re good to work for

  • Do nice work for nice clients with a nice team (nice!)
  • We want to work with the real you – see our Manuals of Me
  • We’re a dedicated B Corp!
  • Work with well-known brands in the purpose-led and nonprofit sector
  • Flexible remote working in a friendly, supportive working environment (you can work in your PJs if you want to, as long as the work gets done!)
  • Monthly meet-up in London with your colleagues for collaboration, creativity and cake
  • Modern working environment (our stack includes G-Suite, Slack, Productive)
  • Internal team structure (you’ll never work on an account alone and won’t have to worry about your handover when you’re taking a well-deserved break)
  • Hands-on experience and training in developing and implementing the latest digital marketing approaches
  • Training in all aspects of digital marketing

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be planning paid media campaigns, including platform selection, budgets, timings, audience targeting and creative development.
  • You’ll be managed by Account Managers and work alongside Account Executives, Content Creators and other specialists, to deliver an integrated strategy for your clients.
  • You’ll be hands on building paid media campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X, Google, YouTube and more
  • You’ll work with Account Managers and Paid Specialists, to manage client paid media budgets and advise on budget changes based on your expertise and campaign performance metrics.
  • You’ll analyse performance data, provide client-facing insights and recommendations, and implement optimisation based on what you find.
  • You’ll work with your account teams, to provide high quality and insightful client reporting on a regular basis.
  • You’ll help determine benchmark performances to help clients estimate what can be achieved in their campaigns

Link to full job description and further details here

Our benefits package includes

  • 25 days holiday, plus UK bank holidays
  • In addition, Empower is closed between Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Workplace pension scheme (5% Employer contribution)
  • One day a week coworking with the London team, or contribution to coworking space near your home.
  • Full career development planning, focused on career goals, and role progression.
  • £1,000 equipment budget with additional support for needs uncovered by workplace assessment.
  • Annual wellness subscription of your choice, eg: Headspace, Oddbox etc
  • Access to on-demand mental health support and tools provided by Spill.
  • Free annual exam and glasses contribution if screen use impacts prescription
  • Family support: Progressive package inclusive of mental health, miscarriage, conception, menopause, bereavement support. Shared Parental offerings include 12 weeks leave on 90% of normal pay.
  • Annual charitable donation: £200 per person donation of your choice, plus a coordinated team fund of £1,000.
  • One day per year to volunteer at a place of your choosing.

Our recruitment process

Inviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of time and effort into the process. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, so if we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage, we’ll let you know.

  1. Apply for the job through the link below.
  2. You’ll have a half hour chat over the phone with a member of our recruitment team so we can find out more about your experience and ambitions.
  3. If we think you’re a good match for the role, we’ll book you in for a face-to-face interview via GoogleMeet.
  4. To keep things fair and for you to show your best, we will provide you with a list of questions we’ll be asking during the interview. For some roles there are also a few short tasks to complete, which we will provide details of well in advance of the interview to give you plenty of time to prepare. This will also be a chance to meet some of the people you’d be working with, and ask any questions about working at Empower.
  5. That’s it! If everyone’s happy, we’ll make you an offer.

Apply for the position of Account Executive

Guidance on how to make an application and our recruitment process can be found here.

Use of AI

We work closely in the field of AI and have recently launched our AI Manifesto, which you can see here:

Whilst we do not condemn or discourage the use of AI, we have adopted an ethical approach to using AI tools which is aligned with our core values and we have committed to disclosing when we have used AI to assist our work.

We feel it is important that we live our values and our commitment to our AI Manifesto and integrate it across all of the work we do at the agency, including recruitment.

In keeping with our Empower values we would like to encourage the same transparency of the applicants in our recruitment process. If you have used AI tools such as ChatGPT to assist you with your answers, we ask that you please let us know. Please be assured that it will not affect the outcome of your application in any way.

Whilst we acknowledge that AI tools are useful at times and we appreciate that job applications can be tedious and repetitive, we would love to hear about your personal experiences and opinions, not those of AI.  We won’t accept applications that are evidently AI generated so please bear that in mind before submitting your application. 

PLEASE NOTE: This position is open to candidates based in the UK only. Please only apply if you are resident in the UK and have existing right to work in the UK.

Follow this link to make an application.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 16th April 2024, 11:59pm GMT.

Our initial half hour telephone chats will take place on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th April 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a face-to-face virtual interview taking place via Google Meet on either Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th April 2024.

Please keep these dates free and be aware that there will be a short notice period before each interview.

If you have any questions about the role, please email Catherine Raboteur, HR & Operations Manager, at

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