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SEO Manager (Contract to Hire)

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Blennd is looking for an SEO rockstar to join our team to plan, manage, and help grow high-priority SEO accounts. The SEO Manager will lead SEO projects, potentially a small team of SEO Analysts (if needed),  reporting to the Director of Growth & SEO Strategy. This role requires proactive thinking and action, in-depth understanding of client businesses, and the ability to directly manage client relationships with the assistance of our Digital Project Manager.

/ Responsibilities

You will be required to work independently to solve SEO and related project challenges, as well as demonstrate KPI improvement while taking a client-business-centric approach that prioritizes client goals and business objectives. The right candidate will create top-performing SEO strategies and deliverables through established SEO best practices, advanced SEO strategies for mature SEO projects, as well as leveraging our in-house SEO software platform for advanced data-driven SEO projects. Additionally, provide all project management support for a book of SEO clients.


  • Plan, develop and implement SEO campaign strategies for clients across a variety of industries and sizes including tech, finance, and ecommerce
  • Lead all project management and organizational related activities, video meetings with clients, review project plans, work performed and results
  • Responsible for crafting SEO focused titles, meta descriptions, URLs and working with the content team to produce fully optimized content
  • Create strategic SEO information architecture and internal linking structure
  • Optimize written website content and landing pages
  • Direct Junior SEO Analyst on campaign requirements
  • Direct off-page optimization projects (e.g. link-building)
  • Analyze data and report on traffic, rankings and other SEO KPIs
  • Audit and analyze SEO performance, identify issues, find root-causes and implement solutions to improve and scale performance
  • Identify new opportunities for improving organic traffic growth
  • Utilize a working knowledge of site code to discover technical SEO issues, such as page speed improvements, site architecture changes and crawling/indexing issues
  • Perform ongoing analyses with Google Search Console and other tools to track and monitor changes
  • Stay up to date with the latest SEO and digital marketing latest trends and best practices
  • 6+ years of experience in client-facing SEO strategy and implementation, agency experience desired
  • Prior agency or consulting experience is preferred
  • You are forward thinking and proactive
  • You are quality-obsessed, have high attention to detail and are passionate about SEO
  • Proven track record of managing SEO projects from conception to competition
  • Deep strategic expertise across technical SEO, on-page, off-page, and digital PR
  • Ability to analyze data to provide impactful recommendations and decisions related to on-page, off-page and technical SEO factors
  • Proven and measurable success with mid-market or enterprise accounts
  • A unique perspective on how to drive value for SaaS and b2b businesses
  • Ability to translate and articulate strategy and tell stories with data
  • Technical SEO expertise with the ability to translate complex topics for a non-technical audience
  • Experience with top SEO tools: SEMRush Screaming Frog, Link Research Tools, Google Search
  • Console, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, etc.
  • Working knowledge with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (bonus)
  • Experience with GTM, Schema Markup, and setting up goals and tracking in Google Analytics
  • Ability to drive revenue and measure data via Google Analytics and other analytics tools
  • Experience with ecommerce websites and CMS such as WordPress and Shopify. Headless CMS experience is a plus
  • You live on the cutting edge of the industry, always looking for opportunities to grow and share
  • Experience using a project management tool like Monday.com, Asana, Basecamp and other PM systems (bonus)
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong technical capabilities, and significant attention to detail
  • Clear communication skills in all expected channels (e.g., verbal, video calls, email, in-person)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to form productive working relationships
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Passion for continual learning
  • Equal parts competitive and curious; you’re a true problem solver
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Happy clients who see real SEO results, understand the value of the work performed, and feel taken care of and listened to
  • Fluid and supportive team interactions, helping everyone be successful individually and together as a company
  • Effectively manage upwards of ten plus accounts
  • Clearly communicate results with client point of contact and executives
  • Exceptional decision making, as it relates to strategic direction for accounts
  • Track and manage work within our project management system for team transparency and cross-team support
  • Consistently renew/grow accounts
  • Identify opportunities for account growth that align with client goals and objectives
  • Encompass our core values through every interaction, internally and externally
  • You are proactive and love to problem solve

Job Type: Full time contract
Weekly Hours: 40 hours per week
Compensation: Compensation will range from $34-$42/hr based on experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran

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