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Technical SEO Consultant

Salary: £30,000 – £45,000, negotiable depending on experience

RocketMill is looking for a Technical SEO Consultant to join the team in our Brighton office, at a mid or senior level (your experience will determine your exact title and salary). We offer a fun and collaborative environment, great career prospects, and meaningful perks – including flexible working and 90-minute lunch breaks. For the lowdown on this exciting opportunity, read on!

Job Description

We are passionate about organic search optimisation, brilliant digital experiences, and the pursuit of technical excellence. You will share our passion in these areas, with considerable experience using SEO to achieve sustainable visibility on search engines. Moreover, you will be accountable for the technical integrity of clients’ websites and digital properties.

To achieve this, you will have an excellent understanding of how websites are built – not just on a technical level, but also their stakeholders and workflows. You will be comfortable working alongside developers, ideally within agile workflows. You will also be proficient in providing non-technical stakeholders with clear, concise and jargon-free recommendations.

RocketMill aspires to be valued for the quality of its thinking as well as the quality of its doing. Therefore, you will take ownership of SEO performance for your clients, playing an active role in developing strategies and KPIs for your channel and our overall campaigns.

Finally, you will bring an open mind and a forward-thinking approach, able to help us succeed in a world where search engines are not the only means to attract organic traffic.

Skills & profile

Our ideal candidate will have at least four years’ experience working in technical SEO, in an agency or client-side role.

The candidate will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of organic search engine optimisation, with considerable experience consulting on enterprise-level technical SEO projects. The successful candidate will undertake website audits, keyword research and backlink analyses as a core part of their role, and must be comfortable to deliver exemplary documentation ahead of deadlines using a suite of industry-leading software and tools.

The digital landscape is always evolving, so it is imperative the successful candidate keeps their SEO knowledge up-to-date. They will, for example, demonstrate understanding of opportunities for international SEO, mobile optimisation, and conversational search. Moreover, RocketMill aspires to place data at the heart of all we do, so you must hold Google Analytics IQ certification, and show experience of using SEO analytical tools.

The ideal candidate will recognise the pivotal role user experience plays in modern organic visibility. Experience developing large-scale information architecture is highly desirable, while hands-on experience of supporting migrations (platform and protocol) is essential.

We are a small team, so the most important requirement of all is to get stuck in and make your mark – to benefit your clients, agency, and career.

Essential

  • 4+ years’ experience in technical SEO (agency or client-side)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SEO tactics, and commitment to keep this up-to-date
  • Demonstrable experience consulting on website audits, backlinks and migrations
  • Absolute proficiency with industry-standard SEO tools – crawlers, link checkers, etc.
  • Google Analytics IQ certification
  • Reporting experience – updating clients on performance against KPIs
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (e.g., VLOOKUPs, PivotTables, advanced formulae)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office and everyday IT
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Accountable for the performance and technical integrity of your clients
  • Able to balance your workload and deliver on time
  • Be a positive person that adds energy to our team

Desirable

  • Strategic experience – consulting on how organic search can have a measurable impact within cross-channel digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience designing large-scale SEO-friendly information architecture
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge (or better) of PHP, SQL or other relevant web technologies
  • Working knowledge (or better) of WordPress, Magento, and other CMS platforms

Key Responsibilities

  • Auditing websites on all aspects of technical SEO
  • Helping our clients grow through sustainable organic search visibility
  • Taking ownership of client’s organic performance and technical integrity
  • Playing a leading role in strategic discussions about how SEO can solve business challenges and drive marketing performance
  • Carrying out competitor analyses, backlink audits, keyword research, and other research projects as required
  • Preparing qualitative and quantitative reports on SEO campaign performance
  • Meeting dynamic KPIs set out specifically for you and your role
  • Staying abreast of developments in technical SEO best practice, and sharing knowledge across the team where applicable
  • Being Google Analytics certified and keeping this up-to-date

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Aiding team learning through transparency, sharing your successes and your failures
  • Documenting case studies on successful campaigns, ready for publication on our website and entries in industry awards
  • Contributing to the RocketMill website through blog posts or filmed presentations
  • Managing your briefs and deliverables, and keeping our client-facing project management systems 100% up-to-date
  • Planning your time to balance briefed work and ongoing optimisation, and accurately tracking your time spent on each activity

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Why Work With Us

Aside from our engaging environment, culture and client work, we offer many staff benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 90 minutes for lunch
  • An early Friday finish every quarter
  • Profit share
  • Gym membership or private health care
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 29) + bank holidays
  • Sabbaticals
  • A pension, contributed to by us
  • Free massages
  • Free 1-2-1 confidential coaching sessions on any subject you choose
  • Amazing company events every three months (recently events include the Crystal Maze and a ‘street’ dance-off)
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • Free beer on Fridays
  • A personal development plan to ensure you keep growing, with up to £2,000 of external training provided
  • Free ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions
  • AND transparency – we’ll tell you everything – you will know our financials to the pound on all areas of our business, and then be able to play an active part in shaping our promising future

We then monitor your happiness and engagement so that we can be proactive in making our agency a suitable environment that you flourish within.

Our Bible

We have a unique set of values here at RocketMill that we have enshrined in our very own Bible. We use our Bible to educate new staff, guide our professional lives and to appraise our performance.

Told as a story, our Bible walks you through some significant moments in the life of our mascot/messiah (‘Trajectory’ or ‘TJ’), before explaining the significance of them to our lives here at RocketMill.

View our Bible