Job specification

Digital Senior Account Executive

Platform Split: 50% Social – 25% Search – 25% Display

The Kite Factory mission statement is to take brands ​to new heights ​using heart, art ​and science​. We are the free-thinking media agency for brands with big plans.

Our digital proposition focusses on effectiveness driven by talent, data and technology. Digital specialists sit in the heart of our client hubs, helping solve business challenges through the art of audience engagement and data driven science to drive optimal campaign performance.

We are an independent performance agency with £13m of annual digital billings. In the last 18 months we have won 11 new digital clients, 10 industry awards and are one of the few agencies to make no redundancies as a result of Covid.

Clients include Triodos, UNICEF Australia, APM & True Royalty TV.

The Role

You will report into a Digital Account Manager within a digital team led by the Director of Digital Ben Foster, working across paid search, paid social and display within the digital team. As such, you will take full ownership of the day to day campaign build, optimisation and management across paid search and paid social. You will support the DAM with managing the full digital strategy, which involves liaising with our programmatic team, as well as various media partners on planning and developing their respective channels.

You will be very hands on in paid search and paid social, building the campaigns, copywriting, optimising and developing them. Alongside the Digital Account Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the account/channel targets and growth. You will take full ownership of all digital tagging, trafficking and tracking for all channels for your accounts, as well as the digital reporting, monthly financing and invoicing.

This role is also client-facing, taking ownership of the digital parts of the weekly calls, monthly meetings, and day to day emails and requests. Additionally, we work very closely with our Client Services team, who are the central point of client management across all channels. You will work with the Client Services Team on your accounts to ensure we are delighting clients and continually developing our accounts and strategies, as well as integrating with wider marketing efforts.

We place a strong focus on training and development at The Kite Factory, as such we ensure all our team have a personalised development plan with clear objectives, which are reviewed and refreshed every 6 months. We provide ongoing on the job training, knowledge share sessions, department hops, external training (IAB, IPA, NABs) and partner training (Google, Facebook etc).

We produce all reporting using FlightDeck powered by Adverity technology which shows performance for all digital channels versus KPIs. We are media owner and technology agnostic but we do have core partners for different channels and measurement requirements. Our transparent model means we can plan the optimum blend of self-serve and managed service executions on all media plans.

There will be opportunities to sell additional services to existing clients and get involved in new business RFPs and pitches. You will work closely with client teams to identify opportunities and tailor proposals for clients, essentially you will be a team player and contribute to the wider agency’s development. We require someone who has the passion, drive and tenacity to make a difference.


The Must Haves

  • 1-2 years relevant performance campaign experience
  • Hands-on experience in Google Ads and Facebook
  • Hands-on experience with tagging
  • Analytical skills – Extracting insights from data
  • Microsoft office skills, including Excel and Powerpoint
  • Client-facing skills

The Nice-to Haves

  • Independent agency experience
  • Hands-on experience with audience and competitor tools such as YouGov
  • Hands-on experience with finance tools such as Prisma

Key Skills

  • Attention to detail & business acumen
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well under pressure & multi task
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial & problem-solving
  • Adaptability, flexibility & can-do attitude

Company Perks

  • Flexible Working Hours
    • Core hours are 09.30 to 5.00 and 7.5 hours per day.
    • Our company WFH policy is currently being formalised office is currently open on an optional basis
  • Other Working Hours
    • 4pm Finish on a Friday
    • Birthday lie-in – start work at 11.00 and Christmas half day shopping
  • Wider Perks
    • Free Private Health Insurance through Vitality and Life Assurance Policy
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Interest free season ticket loans and free Eye Test
  • 23 days holiday as standard, increasing in increments to a maximum of 30 days
  • Fruit & drinks throughout the week
  • Social events all organised from the Social Committee
    • 2 half day events in Summer and Christmas and monthly pay day drinks

Get in touch with Alice, our Head of People to apply.