Senior Director, Performance Media

Paid Media · Columbus, Ohio
Department Paid Media
Employment Type Full-Time

Unique opportunity to help build and shape a world-class Digital Media practice within a fast-paced, rapidly growing agency environment. The ideal candidate will be someone who thrives in flexible environments, can work independently to manage projects and deliverables, and is able to lead a strong team of professionals to deliver outstanding service and results for our clients.


  • Prepare, present, and execute integrated marketing strategies/campaigns aligned with client goals and objectives across a wide range of industries and audiences (B2C, B2B, etc.)
  • Create thoughtful, insight-driven recommendations for clients investing anywhere from several thousand to several million dollars per month in ad spend
  • Lead ongoing management and optimization for client campaigns with a focus on performance against goals, testing new strategies and tactics and budget management. Troubleshoot issues related to performance, ad delivery and other related areas
  • Formulate strong, trusted advisor client relationships through regular communication, training, presentation of strategic deliverables and review/discussion of performance reports
  • Able to think strategically, but also willing to do the tactical work that is needed to win
  • Mentor direct reports to ensure all strategy, tactics and processes are implemented and continuously improved
  • Build processes and execute with consistent excellence in Paid Media platforms (e.g., Google Campaign Manager, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Tag Manager, etc.), guided by current best practices
  • Effective project management (timeline management, deliverable oversight, etc.) with the ability to successfully partner with Conversion optimization Analytics and Client experience teams as well as external agency partners
  • Partner closely with analytics teams to ensure all campaigns are implemented with appropriate tracking to measure campaign performance
  • Oversee and manage all business aspects of Media process including insertion orders, purchase orders, actualization, billing, staffing, etc. with relevant Finance and business partners
  • Test, evaluate, and formalize processes and improvements
  • Play an integral role in hiring and managing the best and brightest talent for our marketing services team


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration or communications
  • 6-8 years of hands-on media and management experience
  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • Heavy digital media experience (including but not limited to site direct, programmatic, DSP/DMPs, CTV/OTT, Mobile, Social, SEM, etc.) with a working knowledge of traditional media ( broadcast/cable, OOH, etc.)
  • Paid Media subject expert with a passion for, and proactive interest in mastering and/or understanding and communicating the ever-changing media landscape
  • Extensive knowledge on how different media is planned, placed and performs independently and together
  • Strong analytics and reporting skills
  • Ability to wear both strategic and tactical hats
  • Effective leadership of strategic planning and all aspects of plan execution
  • Polished presentation skills
  • Resourceful use of nonstandard methods of media research, planning and execution
  • Interest in using media in non-traditional, breakthrough ways
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Ability to communicate in written and verbal form and in a clear and concise manner both internally and with clients; must be articulate, confident, passionate, and succinct
  • Fluency in relevant media platform tools including Google Campaign Manager, Google Tag Manager, Attribution platforms, 


Founded in 2008, Adept has grown to be a team of 35+ digital marketing specialists with experts in strategy, SEO, paid media, web design & development, conversion optimization, analytics, video production and content development. Adept has been named a Central Ohio Top 10 Agency, according to Columbus Business First, and our growth over the years has earned us a place on The Agency Post’s list of fastest-growing companies, three times to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fast Growing Companies, and four times to Central Ohio’s Fast 50.  

While some agencies specialize in a certain industry, a marketing channel, or a particular digital tactic — we specialize in growth. Internalizing each business and its goals, we build collaborative relationships with our clients around data-driven marketing that delivers measurable results. It’s an approach that enables us to work with growth-minded brands across a variety of verticals — including healthcare, retail, education, finance, construction/engineering, real estate, and professional services. 

Why Adept?

We live and breathe our Core Values: 

Autonomy – Problem solving, leading  

Connectivity – Trusted, collaborative, dependable 

Clarity – Empathetic, understanding, concise 

Pragmatism – Data-driven, realistic, results-oriented 

Storytelling – Engaging, visual, inspiring 

Better Together

At ADEPT, we are committed to inclusion across gender, age, race, identity and religion. We proactively seek highly-qualified and diverse talent who not only make our work better, but also open our minds to different lived experiences. Diversity and inclusion is about more than representation; it’s about listening and learning to make our work, and each other, better. Be yourself - we can’t wait to work with you.

  • One of the top 10 agencies in Central Ohio 
  • Fast-paced and rapidly growing company 
  • We work with a variety of clients and brands across multiple industries  
  • We believe in the work we do - we think of our client’s business as our business 
  • Company recognizes and rewards high performers for their contributions 
  • With autonomy comes the ability to drive change. We are anti-status quo and thrive on change
  • Company runs on EOS® 
  • Smart and talented team who do not settle for mediocrity 
  • We enjoy spending time with each other!  
  • Freedom to share ideas, implement change, and improve processes- each person has an opportunity to add value  
  • Leadership is easily accessible and really cares about the employees– people are the priority 
  • Challenging but rewarding position which gives you the opportunity to learn something new every day and grow professionally 
  • Able to make an impact on Adept as well as impact our client’s business 
  • Fun culture that offers flexibility  
  • Lots of perks! In-office snacks and drinks, work-from-home-Fridays and half-day Fridays in the summer 
  • We have a full social committee that coordinates 5K runs, book clubs, Adept Talks, happy hour, meditation groups, and events like Top Golf and Fall festivals 
  • New office space in January 2020 located between Downtown Columbus and Grandview

Thank You

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  • Location
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Department
    Paid Media
  • Employment Type