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Sr. SEO Associate
Ref No.: 17-06099
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/04/2016
Title: Sr. SEO Associate
Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time/Perm

The Sr. SEO Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing SEO strategies for the client. The position requires a candidate who is goal oriented, possesses exceptional attention to detail, and has outstanding communication skills. It will also require the candidate to take direction and execute on a specified strategy the team puts together while also providing thoughts and strategy on SEO and content marketing.

  • Working with SEO experts and engagement managers to execute SEO plans for clients
  • Communication to clients, team, and management on timelines and results
  • Act as the main client point of contact for SEO only projects
  • Collaborate with the larger team on client strategy and goal definition for success
  • Keep pace with SEO industry trends and development
  • Perform keyword research and execute a keyword mapping strategy in coordination with client business objectives to optimize existing content and uncover new opportunities
  • Provide SEO analysis and recommendations in coordination with elements and structure of websites and web pages
  • Provide recommendations and execute/manage strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals general and keyword specific
  • Help to create and support marketing content to socialize and use for social media purposes (e.g. customer videos briefs, customer case studies, blog posts, posts from analysts and customers)
  • Develop and implement link building campaigns
  • Develop and implement local optimization strategy
  • Develop, manage and execute search engine optimized communication/content strategies via social communities in coordination with client goals
  • Implement and administer search engine programs (XML sitemaps, webmaster tools)
  • Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels in order to improve rankings
  • Monitor and evaluate web analytics dashboards and reports in order to develop and recommend SEO and SEM strategies
  • Communication to team and management on project development, timelines, and results
  • Knowledge of HTML and web dev experience to implement SEO strategy and changes; ability to access sites through FTP and manage files through the index

  • Passion for SEO, keen interest in learning SEM, and other Digital Marketing offerings
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively, strategically and identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to effectively communicate SEO strategy and results to clients
  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate thoughts and points
  • Strong writing skills to develop effective call-to-action statements
  • High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills
  • 4+ years experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Experience working with popular keyword tools and search analysis tools
  • High-level proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience with website analysis using a variety of analytics tools including Google Analytics as well as internal reporting tools
  • Knowledge of PPC programs and optimizing data gathered from both organic and paid sources
  • BS/BA degree required
  • Experience working with WordPress and Square Space is a plus