Pearson Senior Analyst, Performance Media in Columbus, Ohio
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Pearson’s Virtual Schools division has reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our partner schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.
Working as a member of the Performance Marketing team, the Senior Analyst, Performance Media will assist the Media team, managing effective marketing programs to acquire new families across all lines of business at Pearson’s Virtual Schools division. The person in this position should have full-funnel strategy experience in all stages of the funnel (upper, middle and lower). This includes awareness, consideration and direct response lead generation marketing, including but not limited to TV, OTT, OLV, Paid social, Display, Paid Search and programmatic channels. In addition, the Senior Analyst – Performance Media should have a proven track record working with cross-functional teams and internal and external marketing resources, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and analyzing and reporting on performance. This key team member should be a high energy, self-starter with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and the ability to impact performance across the entire marketing funnel.
Work with the Performance Media team, internal analytics team and external agencies to define and implement campaigns to drive key business metrics such as brand health metrics, reach/frequency, leads, applications and enrollments
Assist with paid acquisition strategy for all lines of business including defining channel and messaging strategy, and ongoing campaign management and performance
Assist with budget tracking, invoicing and reconciliation, to ensure all online marketing efforts are completed within the allocated budget as cost-effectively as possible
Proactively identify new opportunities for optimizations and testing across paid campaigns and landing pages
Partner with external agency to structure, launch and manage campaigns using a mix of Facebook Ads Manager, Google AdWords, and other third-party advertising platforms including oversight of ongoing optimizations and testing
Assist team members with performance updates, track all paid acquisitions programs with analytics team to ensure full understanding of performance against goals throughout the year and report out on regular basis
Proactively work with our external agency and internal creative team to produce effective channel specific creative assets and ensure we meet all deadlines in the campaign development schedule
Assist with ensuring all campaigns deployed are tagged correctly to track leads and ROI in Google Analytics and that data collected from paid marketing efforts is integrated with Salesforce
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be able to work East Coast/Central Time hours
Minimum 3 years of advertising experience, including tv, ott, olv, search, social media, display and/or programmatic advertising
Experience with running lead generation focused online marketing programs (desktop and mobile), prioritizing, and organizing effectively
In-depth understanding of online marketing best practices and social media/display platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Snapchat, Google Ad Words, Bing Ads, Google Discovery, GDA, and other programmatic partners
Proficient in MS Excel - running and creating functions, pivot tables, and charts
Experience with managing large advertising budgets and PO and invoice processing
Familiarity with Google Analytics and Salesforce a must
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail
Strong commitment to timelines, accuracy and professionalism
Team player and positive attitude in a results-driven environment
Extensive knowledge of online and mobile marketing landscape and trends
Data-driven approach and strong analytical skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with all levels of management
Flexible thinker-high ability to adapt with change and approach problem solving with creativity and openness
Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems, relentless learner, open to change, improves, enjoys challenges and finding solutions
Presentation Skills - Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings, gains positive attention, changes tactics that aren't working
Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard, full of energy for new challenges, seizes opportunity
Functional/ technical skills - Strong functional and technical knowledge and skills within various platforms
Creativity - Comes up with new and unique ideas, original, and always adds value to brainstorming
Peer Relationships - Finds common ground/solves problems for the good of all, solves problems with peers, is a team player, collaborates and supports peers
Influence- communicates complex ideas easily and commits an internal audience into action by persuasive communication
Natural Leader- actively contributes to the direction of an area by direct accountability for results
Pearson is focused on providing a flexible work environment for its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado/New York/California/Washington State-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $74,400-$85,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
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Organization: Virtual Learning
Req ID: 10522
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