A COMPLEX WEB WITH COMPLEX CHALLENGES

Ranking #1 in Organic Search results used to be easy in the late 90's and early 2000's; stuff keywords into the page copy and purchase links to your website. Now, Search Engine algorithms are a series of complex rules and guidelines that require constant research, practice and analysis to navigate successfully.

THE VOICE OF REASON

You. You are the voice in the room that everyone looks to for eloquant solutions to complex SEO challenges. Lead the strategy and execution as your experienced SEO recommendations and - most importantly - show results.

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE FIRST

This is remote working position. Therefore this position works best for parents and/or caregivers - people who are self motivated to get work done well, efficiently, and right the first time because time is limited between balancing home and work. You must have strong communication skills across multiple channels - video, phone, email, and Slack.

We are a flat organization. The people designing the strategy also pull the levers - uncovering technical and content opportunities through an exstensive audit, providing recommendations through presentations and documentation, teaching clients SEO best practices, walking developers through the what/why/how, and more. Ownership of strategy and execution means you have full control of all SEO activities from end to end. This ownership minimizes miscommunication and allows you to collaborate with other experts in SEO, Digital Advertising, and Analytics.

This is a contract to hire position. Given the distributed nature of our company and our agile, tight-knit culture, it’s every important for both the new hire and the company that everyone works well together. We like to take three months as a trial period to confirm this is the case.

JOB PURPOSE

Key SEO Account Leader

You will support one to three clients with the guidance of an Account Director. You will be responsible for Organic Search Strategy and Execution for these clients. There will be a transition process between yourself and the current MKG stakeholder.

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General SEO Team Support

You’ll also be supporting and sharing knowledge with the current SEO Directors. They’ll be working with you on tasks to support their clients and develop your SEO expertise, specifically on the topics of of Technical SEO and Content Strategy.

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KEY SKILLS REQUIRED

BRIGHTEDGE POWER USER

We are a BrightEdge agency. We use it for all our SEO clients to track keywords, analyze current SERP performance, and uncover new recommendations. We need someone who knows how to use all aspects of the platform.

SITE AUDITS

Ability to audit a new or existing client site and identify top priorities across Technical SEO, On-Page optimization, Site Architecture (and more!) to improve rankings or prevent penalties.

KEYWORD RESEARCH & STRATEGY

Experience using industry-leading tools such as BrightEdge or Google Search Connsole to perform extensive keyword research to recommend strategy for our clients.

CONTENT STRATEGY

“Quarterback” client content strategy on what content to create, building content outlines with keyword research/SEO best practices, and working with client managed writers to produce new content. During the interview process we will ask for examples - please come prepared.

ON-PAGE SEO

Ability to dissect every optimizable element to provide on-page optimizations that will help increase the search engine results page (SERP) ranking for that URL.

OFF-PAGE SEO

Good content ‘earns’ links. We need to identify promising and scalable inbound linking opportunities through a well-documented approach.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Follow-Through

Completing the cycle of a task. E.g. going from analyzing year over year of data and finding how why certain trends are happening to create numeric and named goals for upcoming SEO activities.

Comprehensive and Critical Thinking

Problem solve. What are some of the challenges our clients website faces in trying to rank against their competitors? How would you best solve those given the clients resources and goals?

Communication Skills

Have the ability to walk through your recommendations with the client in a way they understand. In short: Explain the “why” behind your recommendation.

Understanding

You can talk about the client’s products or solutions completely. We work with clients who sell complicated products and services; to produce effective work, we need to understand their business.

Ownership

Complete ownership of 2-3 clients by the end of the three-month contract period.

Strong Teamwork Capability

Helping each and every teammate out when asked - making sure you have a good understanding of what needs to get done, then executing with minimal overview or back and forth by end of three months.

THE CONTRACT

This initial offer is a full-time contractor position. This will be a three month trial position working 40 hours per week.

The hire would work for approximately 40 hours per week and must be present for any/all client meetings.

10 Business days before your contract has ended a few outcomes could happen:

  1. Part ways amicably (essentially 2 weeks notice on either side).
  2. Extend a full time position offer

FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

FLEXIBILITY

We are a family-oriented company and want our team members to be happy both at work and at home. Ask some of our team members about how flexible MKG is.

HEALTHCARE

We offer healthcare benefits that include medical, dental, and vision. MKG subsidizes the first $300 of your health coverage and $200 for dependents.

401K

After working for MKG full time for three months you'll be eligible to put as much of your paycheck into your 401k as you like - up to 100%. MKG will match up to 4% your gross salary.

VACATION

FTEs take at least 20 business days of vacation every year. Use it or lose it! We also offer all major federal holidays and December 24 - January 1st.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Annual stipend of $1,500 to spend on professional development and business needs (internet, hardware beyond what is initially provided, and software beyond what is standard.)

EMPLOYMENT RECOGNITION

Earn MKG stars that can be cashed in for Amazon gift cards. These stars are handed out by your colleagues in recognition of you kicking a$$ and taking names - in other words, we want you to be recognized for being a complete rock star!

NEW BUSINESS FINDER'S FEED

5% finder’s fee for bringing in net new business for brand new clients. Calculated as 5% of the gross value of the first contract signed (project) or the first month’s retainer (retainer - ongoing).

PAID MATERNITY/PATERNITY LEAVE

12 Weeks of Paid Maternity/Paternity leave for all pregnancies. Regardless if you or your partner is pregnant, you are eligible for three full months of paid leave to be with your new family. Regardless of whether this is your first or 5th pregnancy.

APPLY NOW

Email jobs@mkgmarketinginc.com with a link to a video that's been uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube showing you in your remote work space telling us why you'd like to work for MKG, cover letter explaining in writing why you'd like to work at MKG and what makes you the perfect fit, and a PDF of your updated resume that clearly outlines your work history, years at each company, and responsibilities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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