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SEO Analyst (13 month contract)

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We are urgently recruiting for an SEO Analyst role at one of the UK's largest portal websites, to provide analytics data for the daily morning meeting, in order to ensure their content is the most relevant on the web.

You will be driving the SEO strategy for the client, and be able to think on your feet and respond to the latest developments in search. You will be using the usual SEO Analytics tools, like Google Trends, Google Analytics, Hitwise, and Omniture, SEOmoz etc. to generate this data, and it is expected that you have a good understanding of how to use these tools.

You will ideally have 2-3 years SEO experience with an interest in journalism or experience of working for a site that posts new content frequently. You must also be confident at presenting data to senior managers, as this is an essential part of the role.

The contract runs until the end of June 2014, with an option to extend based on performance. The salary for this position is £30k-£40k pro-rata + fantastic benefits, or a day rate of £215 if you have your own limited company.

NOTE: Deadline for applications will be Tuesday 23rd of April at 1.30PM.

More information:

The four key skills the manager requires are:
- SEO expertise
- Communication to teams on all levels effectively
- Strong influence and impact
- Numeracy literate

They will be a strong relationship builder with excellent influencing skills and intelligent relationship building strategies, they will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.

The candidate needs to be the point-person for all matters SEO for the organisation.

Essential Experience

- Solid experience in SEO in an online media organisation

- Sound knowledge of SEO theory including strategy and tactics

- Proven track record in boosting SEO performance

- High degree of data literacy

- High degree of computer literacy, especially in Excel and Powerpoint

- Deep experience of some of Google Trends, Google Analytics, Hitwise, and Omniture tools

- Experience of presenting tactics and strategy to junior, medium and senior staff

- Strong mathematical, analytical and writing skills

- Experience of communicating usable knowledge to engineering teams

- Production of regular management reports

- Strong cross-group collaboration experience

- Deep understanding of internal and external link equity and optimisation

- Experience measuring SEO/SEM performance on large scale websites.

- Experience working in a fast-paced environment (start-up experience a plus)

- Be able to demonstrate an ability to operate under pressure.

Technical / Functional Skills
- MS Office – intermediate level or above
- Expert knowledge of SEO
- Good knowledge of social media.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience using CMSs
- Experience using Omniture (desirable)
- Numeracy and comfort with performance metrics and delivering on them

- Should be educated to degree level or equivalent

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