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Search Engine Optimization Manager
Ref No.: 17-06648
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 07/25/2017
Title: Search Engine Optimization Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: Perm
Rate/Salary: DOE
Industry: Marketing
The SEO Manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing SEO & SMO strategies for clients.

Key Areas of Responsibility
·           Define requirements, tasks, and resources associated to SEO strategy
·           Manage and execute implementation of SEO strategy
·           Communication to clients, team, and management on strategy/project development, timelines, and results
·           Collaborate on client strategy and goal definition for success
·           Keep pace with SEO, search engine, social media and internet marketing industry trends and development
·           Contribution to the company blog and at least one social media community
·           Perform keyword research 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, manage and execute communication/content strategies via social communities in coordination with client goals
·           Implement and administer search engine programs (XML sitemaps, shopping feeds, webmaster tools)
·           Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels in order to improve rankings
·           Research and administer social media tools in support of clients' social media strategy
·           Monitor and evaluate web analytics dashboards and reports in order to develop and recommend SEO strategies
·           Communication to team and management on project development, timelines, and results

Professional Competencies
·           Passion for SEO and overall internet marketing
·           Outstanding ability to think creatively, strategically and identify and resolve problems
·           Ability to foster strong client relationships at various levels
·           Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere
·           Ability to clearly and effectively articulate thoughts and points
·           High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation
·           Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills

Professional Skills & Qualifications
·           2+ years experience in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
·           Strong understanding of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) process
·           Experience working with popular keyword tools (Google, WordTracker, Keyword Discovery, etc)
·           Experience working with CMS and building/administering content in multiple CMS environments
·           Knowledge of HTML/CSS and website administration is a plus
·           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 is a plus
·           Knowledge of PPC programs and optimizing data gathered from both organic and paid sources is a plus
·           BS/BA degree is required
If you're interested and qualified for the role, please call 646-738-3387. Thank you!