Manager, Media Analytics

  • 1160 Battery St Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency's heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined Dentsu. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit

Job Description

Location: Prefer Pittsburgh or Charlottesville, will consider NYC or remote

Seeking a highly qualified analytics professional with experience optimizing multiple digital marketing channels, as well as leading projects/associates to greatness. The Media Analytics Manager is focused on supporting our Digital Media business (SEM, Video, Display, Paid Social). The position will be providing analytic direction on strategic clients, with a focus on translating technical analysis to less technical clients and internal stakeholders.  This role also provides guidance to associate analysts to grow and develop their skill sets while simultaneously enhancing clients’ digital marketing programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect solutions & provide optimization recommendations that drive results on client campaigns & objectives
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance in the development of client-facing presentations and results read-outs
  • Translate data into human insights and stories which drive change in digital marketing strategy and tactics
  • Oversee the coding of data extraction, transformation and models by associates in SQL and Python (R a plus but not required)
  • Quickly understand multiple data sources and develop methodology for joining data that will add value
  • Oversee development of custom performance reporting and analyses across multiple channels/clients
  • Partner closely with leading publisher partners such as Google, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter to take advantage of new measurement features and learning opportunities
  • Act as a key data analysis representative to both internal stakeholders and clients to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics or related quantitative field required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5- 7 years of experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple digital media channels
  • Understanding of relational databases and audience-based platforms
  • Proficiency with SQL.  Python/R/etc a plus.
  • Experience managing a team of associates; additional experience owning relationships with less data savvy stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, as this role is heavily client-facing
  • Strong problem solving and consulting skills
  • Experience in additional Paid Search platforms desirable
  • Experience designing and measuring media- and audience-based tests
  • Foundational Experience with Mobile and Video advertising in Paid Social and Display. Exposure to Facebook and Google digital media platforms desirable
  • Experience in optimizing entire media plan is desirable
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, as this role is heavily client-facing
  • Strong problem solving and consulting skills

Additional Information

At Merkle, we believe that a diverse environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where all ideas and contributions are encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry. We embrace differences of opinion. We value diversity of experience and thought, which help us to challenge and define industry-leading solutions, and also support our goal of being a great place to work.

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