Jr PPC Specialist


Search Engine People is an award-winning agency who has spent nearly two decades establishing itself as one of Canada’s top search marketing firms, and a respected Google Premier Partner.



Are you savvy about Search Engine Marketing? Do you enjoy building, supporting and coordinating paid search campaigns to help clients achieve their goal?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Paid Media Strategist to join our dynamic team!

This position is based in our head office location in Pickering, ON.


Certified as a Great Places to Work, Search Engine People is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people. We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. This position is based in our head office located in Pickering, ON, where we have created an environment that you can look forward to coming to, and are empowered to be your best.


A competitive salary and bonus, health & dental package, casual dress code, paid vacation, summer hours, Christmas shutdown, flex hours/work from home and other perks. The location is easily accessible with free onsite parking, and within 5 minutes walking distance to the Go Station.

  • Who You Are:

    You have a keen eye for detail, a solid business acumen and are comfortable bringing your ideas forward. You’re organized, methodical and can prioritize. You are a self-starter who stays current with industry trends and best practices. You stay on budget, get results and bring innovative ideas on how to do it all better! You’re looking to grow your experience in SEM, Display and Social campaign management and strategy.

    What you’ll do:

    As our Junior SEM Campaign Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a variety of paid search campaigns for our clients. By managing performance, tracking, analysis and reporting, you will be an important part of ensuring PPC programs align with and support our clients’ strategies and goals.  Key expectations are:

    • Build and manage highly optimized paid campaigns for our clients across Search, Display and Social.
    • Participate in client strategy and collaborate on innovative ideas and opportunities to bring to clients.
    • Manage monthly spends and forecast campaign budges to ensure a high ROI
    • Support Senior Campaign Managers by conducting keyword research, create compelling ad copy and generate reports.
    • Maintain knowledge and expertise with PPC and stay current with industry trends and best practices

    What you have:

    • Minimum 1+ year experience working in a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) role with Paid Advertising experience (Google, Remarketing, Display and Bing)
    • Knowledge of paid solutions on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as well as Google Analytics is an asset.
    • Has to be Google AdWords Certified.
    • Knowledgeable of digital reporting metrics.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and with a team.
    • Intense attention to detail.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Great Leadership

The top executives in SEP are hard working, and incredibly humble and down to earth. Never have I seen such a group of people who are genuine and always energetic.

Work Life Balance

SEP is very open to remote work and flexible hours, as well as work from home opportunities. Most people only work 9-5, not like a typical agency where you are killing yourself with 60+ hour work weeks.

Opportunity For Growth

There’s always an opportunity to make your own place in the organization based on your own passions and where you feel most rewarded. Every employees input is valued, with tons of opportunity to share your own insights.

SEO Search Specialist

Where You Will Work

  • Enjoy working at an office where you can mingle in the cafeteria or enjoy many social and charitable events.
  • There are a variety of walkable restaurants which turns picking a team lunch location into a high-consideration, strategic decision.
  • Getting your fitness fix is easy with a Goodlife across the street.
  • Reduce your time spent running errands throughout the week – there’s a large Loblaws and full mall all at the same intersection that’ll have what you need.
  • Live downtown? No problem. SEP is located right beside a GO station and offers partial work-from-home options to make your work life balance even better

Why Search Engine People

At Search Engine People (SEP), our core belief is that it is possible to build an environment where all stakeholders benefit from a relationship, and that any situation where one party loses at the expense of another winning, is short term thinking. Accordingly, SEP’s over-riding mantra is Win-Win-Win. We believe that in any engagement, Clients must win, employees must win, and the company itself must win! Any departure from this state means long term relationships are not possible. This mantra guides all company decisions and actions and speaks to the tremendous success and growth of our firm. While Win-Win-Win defines our core belief, our approach to ensure that everyone wins from the relationship is a commitment to:

  1. Process: we build processes to ensure that we bake proven practices and all key learnings, into a consistent solution with predictable results.
  2. Hire the Best Employees: SEP cannot be the best without having exceptionally talented and passionate individuals committed to making a real difference, and a desire for action to actually make it happen.
  3. Specialization: to have specialists in each facet of digital marketing, and actually BE the best. Specialization permits SEPers to eat, sleep, and breathe their particular passions, to become industry experts, and ultimately to LOVE what they do.
  4. Develop Leading Edge Technologies: we believe that in order to have a role in the future of our industry, we need to redefine it. Accordingly, we spend significant resources to develop proprietary technologies to create efficiencies, give unprecedented insights and competitive advantages to clients, and to automate the boring, mundane, repetitive tasks that ultimately allow talented SEPers to focus on what they do best.
  5. An Amazing Wacky Culture: While Win-Win-Win is our mantra, our culture reinforces our belief that each party has to win from the relationship. It’s fun yet focused. Nerdy, but professional. Genius yet humble. We enjoy each other, but aren’t afraid to challenge. The word ‘status quo’ does not exist at SEP.

Interested applicants should forward their resume with salary expectations to hr@searchenginepeople.com. We’d like to thank all applicants, but only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

Search Engine People is committed to removing accessibility barriers and meeting legislative requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing accommodations should they be required.

For more information on our AODA Multi Year Plan please click the following Accessibility Policy 2016 AODA