HEAD OF Paid Social


We are one of the UK’s top 25 fastest growing start-ups. We’re an independent marketing technology agency based in London and New York, on a mission to combine technology and creativity to solve brands’ problems. We bring together data, technology, content, and paid-media to drive revenue for brands. Our clients include Spotify, Google, Facebook, Nike, Waze, Just Eat, ASOS, Pret A Manger and adidas. Since being founded in 2014, Byte has grown to more than 90 brilliant people.

Our core services are:

  • Biddable social media planning and buying

  • Data analytics and insight

  • Social CRM design and implementation

  • Building marketing technology products

  • Influencer relationship management

  • Digital and social media strategy

  • Marketing technology consultancy

  • Digital channel optimisation

  • Creative ideas development

  • Digital content production

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We need someone to lead the paid media offering across all our clients, while making sure it’s collaborative and closely integrated with creative content, technology and data. This person will provide visionary leadership around paid media, supporting our paid media planners with strategic guidance, personal development and training. They will innovate our offering and help us do outstanding work that delivers true ROI for our clients.

The Head of Paid Social will be expected to deliver:

  • Team leadership: resulting in the happiness, retention and quality output of media planners

  • Media innovation: making us the best partner for our clients, doing the most advanced work with new platforms and new technology

  • Growth of our offering into new paid channels

  • Market-leading strategy and hands-on knowledge of platforms, working directly with our clients



The role of Head of Paid Social is exciting, varied and constantly evolving. In this role, you will:

  • Provide personal development and training support to media planners

  • Support media planners and analysts in delivering the best possible work

  • Work with media planners to develop paid media strategies and oversee plans to deliver them, ensuring best practice is followed

  • Develop and oversee processes for delivering the work and managing multiple workstreams

  • Innovate our offering working closely with tech, creative and analytics, to ensure we’re taking advantage of the latest tech and advanced approaches

  • Drive forward the agency’s overall paid media offering, expanding into new platforms

  • Manage strategic relationships with third parties and suppliers

  • Work with senior clients and consult on key strategy projects

  • Participate in new business pitches

Our offering is advanced for the industry, and we rely on great people. To be considered for this role, you will need the skills or experience outlined below.


  • 7+ years relevant experience within a paid media role

  • 3+ years relevant experience within social media marketing

  • Experience with providing team leadership and inspiration

  • Experience managing and providing personal development and training

  • Expert understanding of cross-channel digital paid media, particularly social media and display

  • Advanced skills with Facebook/Instagram Ads, Snapchat Ads, Google Ads, Twitter Ads and Pinterest Ads

  • Familiarity with planning and buying display ads, search ads, digital radio ads and VOD

  • Understanding of social media data sources, including organic data

  • Understanding of digital advertising data sources, including advanced attribution methodologies, third party tracking and measurement/campaign management technology

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex subjects simply

  • Expert Excel user and great with Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work with senior clients on key strategy projects and comfortable presenting to C-level audiences

  • Very efficient, producing significant output with minimal wasted effort

  • Focused under pressure and can get stuff done on a tight deadline

  • Loves learning and teaching new things

  • Great interpersonal and listening skills

  • Very organised, with a high attention to detail

  • Ability to work autonomously and find solutions without help

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in and loving a start-up environment

  • Experience using data visualisation tools like Tableau and Google Data Studio



To complement the team dynamic:

  • Sense of humour

  • Self-starting

  • Easily bored

  • No ego

  • Extremely motivated

  • Positive mental attitude

  • Professional

  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change

  • Reliable and dependable

  • Calm and patient under pressure

  • Proactive and assertive

  • Inquisitive mindset


While we don’t have a subsidised canteen and unrivalled pension contribution to offer you, we can offer a degree of responsibility and flexibility that’s hard to find in a role anyplace else.

You will become an integral member of our team, and you will gain experience you wouldn’t get at a big corporate agency. You’ll be encouraged to follow your passions. You’ll be supported when you want to try something new. 

You’ll be working directly with founders who are well-known in their industry, who are experienced innovators and who understand how important it is for you to grow and learn.

Most of all, you’ll help create the company you want to work for.

Please send your application to jobs@bytelondon.com