Search Marketing Manager
Ask.com - Oakland, CA

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Summary

We’re looking for a SEM rockstar to join a team of energetic and passionate search marketers. This position will be charged with developing and implementing expansion and optimization plans for our English-language markets and will be hands-on in the day-to-day management of our SEM campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that directly contributes to Ask.com’s bottom line through revenue generation. An analytical mind, natural curiosity, and passion for data-driven marketing are a must. We have an extremely large portfolio managed through our proprietary toolsets, and we can offer the opportunity to learn and contribute in fast-paced, growing in-house team.

Responsibilities

Conceptualize, develop, and implement optimization strategies and tests

Build and execute keyword expansion plans

Set program goals and communicate performance progress to management

Hands-on bid optimization to meet and exceed volume and ROI targets

Leverage proprietary toolsets to analyze and refine program performance and define requirements on new features for automation

Collaborate cross-functionally with statistical, technical, and product teams to enhance performance and user experience

Required Skills & Experience

Bachelor’s degree required

3-5 years of work experience required, preferably in performance-based online marketing or analytics

Ability to performance analysis using statistics and experience in identifying trends on large data sets are a plus

Familiarity with SQL, SAS, or R is preferred

Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team setting, with strong problem solving and time-management skills

Extremely analytical, detail oriented, and organized, with the ability to consistently multitask

Excellent written and verbal communication

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, dynamic environment

Location: Downtown Oakland (near 12th Street / City Center Bart Station)

Ask.com is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

About Us

Join the #1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people’s questions. At Ask.com, we’re building a next-generation Q&A service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices -- that combines the power of search with insight from real users. Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing), fueling one of the biggest Q&A databases on the Web. This unique technology, combined with answers from real users in our community, makes Ask.com the most comprehensive Q&A service around.
At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.

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Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer...