Merkle - Periscopix

SEO Marketing Account Manager

The Role

We’re looking for smart, friendly and passionate people to join one of the UK’s biggest and most highly regarded digital marketing agencies. 

Although the SEO team is fairly new to the London office, this part of our business growing rapidly and you’ll get to grow with it. You will work with an array of clients from big to small and spanning a wide range of sectors. For every high-street retailer that you might work on as part of a bigger team, you’ll also have niche independents who’ll you’ll directly manage and who’ll cherish you as one of their own. This diversity makes for a different experience every day, and is one of the many benefits of agency life.

Regardless of who your clients are, the key is making sure they end every day (and week and month) feeling valued, supported and well-managed. A warm, fuzzy feeling if you will. You’ll be charged with taking their objectives and building a robust SEO campaign to ensure that you are adding real value to your clients’ businesses. There will be a real mix of slotting into existing SEO campaigns and helping to develop campaigns right from the initial website audit stage.

The focus of the job is simple: Make sure your SEO campaigns continue to do better! You’ll analyse data, optimise campaigns, as well as keeping in touch regularly with your client to ensure they have the reports they need and understand what we’re doing to increase traffic, increase enquiries and maximise their return on investment.

We provide training to the highest level, all of which is developed and delivered in-house. Although there’s always a lot to learn, there’s nothing to fear – we’ve worked hard to build a supportive work environment and help is always on hand. The learning doesn’t stop with your first few months; working in such a fast-paced environment means there’s always more to learn and we encourage everyone to contribute to the ongoing development of skills and knowledge within the team.

As if this role couldn’t be any better – it’s worth mentioning that we love to reward the right people with the appropriate career development. This can take a variety of forms – from mentoring or managing people to leading key accounts or business units – but rest assured, great performance won’t go unnoticed.

The Individual 

Hopefully the above has given you a picture of what your day or week could look like here; fast-paced, autonomous and hugely rewarding. As such, we’re looking for enthusiastic people who are comfortable managing their own time, able to effectively prioritise work and recognise problems and opportunities to seek support as necessary.

Everyone that works in our SEO team has their own clients which means that strong written and verbal communications are a requisite, as well as confidence in dealing with people at a range of different levels. You’re going to be optimising your campaign based on data; so, whilst you don’t have to be Stephen Hawking, being comfortable with basic numeracy and spreadsheetery is really handy. Similarly, logic and reasoning skills are a must if you’re to effectively tackle a potential minefield of problems in a successful way. Finally – passion, ambition and curiosity are all great traits in any candidate as they demonstrate your ability to be a good team-player who will contribute to our ongoing success.

We would really like for you to have worked for at least a year in an SEO agency environment and have a good knowledge of the industry leading tools including (but not limited to) Moz, SEM Rush, Majestic and Screaming Frog. Ideally, you’ll have experience using Google Analytics which’ll really help you on your way to SEO stardom!

If you can produce website audits with insightful findings and actionable recommendations that will be a big plus. An aptitude for creative copywriting with the ability to adapt your tone and style depending on the client you’re writing for is imperative and balancing that with a technical and analytical mind is all part of the fun of being an exceptional SEO professional.

What’s in it for You?

As we progress and develop as a department and as a company, you will too. We’re committed to ensuring that you’re constantly learning new skills, being challenged whilst also feeling valued and supported. We have fantastic training and mentorship programmes in place to help you get up to speed with what we do, learn how everything works and even take professional exams. Within our fast-growing company, there’s plenty of opportunity to develop your skillset and you’ll be encouraged to be curious and share new ideas. From the very beginning you’ll be involved in exciting projects and working alongside an industry-leading team. In exchange for your contribution to our award-winning company, we make sure you take advantage of a generous holiday allowance and are paid a competitive salary. We’re really proud of our company values and culture; we’re always planning company socials and want all our employees to enjoy coming into work.

As well as excellent growth and development opportunities, we have a fantastic work environment. We’re based by London Bridge / Bermondsey where we have a modern, bright, open-planned office which has a friendly and approachable atmosphere. We have a casual dress code so you can wear your jeans and trainers into work which is awesome. There’s a games room downstairs (next to the auditorium which we use as a cinema some evenings!) where you can find a pool table and ping pong - there’s always someone ready to challenge you to a game. We all take lunch from 12.30pm – 1.30pm so are encouraged to take a break from work and catch up with friends (there’s a monthly book club and weekly Pilates classes if you’d like to do this during your break). Merkle order and pay for our lunch on the last Friday of every month – always a welcomed perk before payday! Speaking of food, there’s always plenty of snacks and nibbles in the office. There are endless spreads available for your toast in the morning and fresh fruit is delivered to us throughout the week (the grapes seem to disappear very quickly!). There’s plenty of teas and coffee machines – and biscuits to go with your cuppa. And on Friday afternoon you can help yourself to a celebratory drink at 4.30pm (aka Four Thirsty!). We also have perks such as the Cycle2Work scheme, free eye tests, a company mobile phone and season ticket loans.

Merkle | Periscopix are proud to have consistently featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For.

 

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