Search Engine Optimisation Manager
SEO for the coolest brands, with content that's all killer, no filler
We’re growing and are on the lookout for a fantastic SEO manager to join our team and help us offer our clients a more complete digital service, to enhance our award winning website design and development work.
This is the ideal role for an ambitious individual with between 2 - 4 years experience at a reputable SEO agency, but who dreams of working with cooler, more exciting brands with content that’s all killer, no filler! We are open to in-house SEOs too, but you must have managed multiple brands for a shot at this.
Our ideal person will have both practical SEO campaign delivery experience and the ability to work strategically, to advise and guide our clients in how best to wield their internal resources to maximum effect. They will have a good eye for design, be brand aware and with a sharp commercial mind (perhaps a business or marketing degree would help too).
Ok now we’ve got your attention, let’s set the scene:
We will be the antidote to the traditional smoke and mirrors SEO agency of yesteryear, who kept their clients in the dark and buried them under a pile of reports. Instead we want to work closely with clients, to build optimised sites and develop killer content that ranks and converts, using joined up strategies that win awards for creativity, and innovation.
An intimate knowledge of technical SEO is essential in this role, but we’re less interested in short term results and trying to game Google. We want to practice and teach best practice, ethical SEO that’s on brand and works for our clients long term. As we manage all our clients’ websites ourselves, you won’t have to play telephone tennis with external dev agencies, you’ll have your own team of developers to do it just how you want it.
Much of the work will be project and consultancy based, rather than grinding out on dull old retainers, so no need to bury clients in reports they’ll never read to justify a fee. We want you to convert data into insights, so clients get exactly what they need, when they need it, and to tell it straight when they are barking up the wrong tree.
We choose not to specialise in one industry, as we believe variety is the spice of life which keeps us on point and always learning and evolving. We love working with iconic homeware manufacturers like Anglepoise, cool fashion brands like Tens, tasty food companies like Pip & Nut, innovative e-bike builders like BMC and new concept restaurants in London like Arcade, to name just a few.
Sound good? Ok here are the skills you’ll need to have:
Advising on site structure and navigation
On page technical and content optimisation
Competitor audits using a variety of tools
Content strategy and writing design and copy briefs.
Performance management and reporting
Develop strategies for increasing backlinks
Microdata creation and validation
Adwords account builds and ad copy
Google shopping would be rad, but not essential.
Training and educating clients about day to day management
So you’ve got the skills, now let’s talk lifestyle & benefits:
Culture fit is everything. You’ve got to be a special type of person to work here.
We are a tight knit crew of 12, made up of designers, developers and project managers. Our unofficial motto is ‘Do good work, to get good work’ and it’s helped us win emerging agency of the year 2016 and small agency of the year (people’s choice) in 2018.
We have a flat structure so people can focus more on getting the job done rather than playing politics and pay is linked to personal, as well as overall company performance and how hard you graft. We don’t do this to get rich, we do it for the love of our craft, to win awards and the respect of our peers.
Salary will be competitive for the area and will depend on your level of experience, so we're offering between £30k - £40k PA.
Our team are all from the same stable; young, energetic and hardworking, all with a wicked sense of humour and spirit of adventure. We work hard and party harder, with monthly staff socials, optional pre and post work paddleboarding (did I mention we’re 5 mins walk from the beach?), company BBQs, Pip & Nut on tap, discounted Gym membership and heaps of other perks from our friendly clients.
We love the outdoors which is why we set on by the seaside, so we can skate, surf, paddleboard, rock climb, camp and go on adventures together, when we’re not cooped up in the office.
I’m digging it, where can I sign up?
Not ones to dawdle, we’re accepting applications until the 31st Jan. Send your CV and a short blurb about why you’re perfect for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re on the shortlist we’ll invite you to come in to show us what you’ve got.
Don't be shy, cool briefs, good vibes & hi fives guaranteed!