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Search Engine Optimization Strategist

We are seeking a knowledgeable Search Engine Optimization Strategist to join our growing team. You must be extremely motivated to provide best-in-class service to our clients while helping expand our agency search expertise. You will be a key member in supporting SEO strategies for an array of client accounts. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of SEO experience in an agency or corporate setting and thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented digital advertising agency environment.

Job Description:

Our experienced SEO Strategist will contribute to formulating strategy, in addition to the execution and analysis of SEO campaigns for new and existing clients. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting with client contacts ranging from the marketing manager to the IT director to the webmaster. The SEO Strategist’s role will involve taking “ownership” of client campaigns, including client relationship, reporting, and recommendations to drive more traffic and conversions to their site.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research and implement SEO recommendations for website architecture, content, internal linking and other factors to improve SEO positions for target keywords and online visibility.
  • Review technical SEO issues and recommend solutions
  • Work with the client’s website developer to implement analytics code, metadata, tracking pixels, work out tracking and other technical issues
  • Ongoing optimization of SEO efforts, including but not limited to: keyword research, on-page optimizations (including keyword insertion/deletion, metadata etc.) landing page optimization, and conversion optimization
  • Working with clients and web development agency partners to create, implement, and QA ongoing SEO strategies
  • Analyzing and interpreting campaign performance data and reports
  • Understanding of how to improve crawl budget, remedy site performance issues, and implement/troubleshoot structured data using a variety of tools like Screaming Frog, SEM Rush, AHRefs, Google Analytics, HotJar, GSC, and BWMT.
  • Uncovering, understanding, and achieving client goals and business objectives through campaign customization
  • Provide recommendations and execute strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals
  • Assist in development and execution of communication/content strategies via social communities in coordination with SEO goals
  • Ensure that all client deliverables include insightful and actionable insights and analysis into past results, performance trends, industry best practices, recommendations, and next steps
  • Manage service line client relationships through an “open door policy” which includes regular phone conversations and in-person meetings
  • Keep pace with SEO, search engine, social media and internet marketing industry trends and developments

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of SEO experience
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Screaming Frog
  • Strong knowledge of crawling and indexing process, including XML sitemaps, robots.txt, 301 redirects and how they affect indexation
  • Familiarity with web development processes, including important points at which SEO should be considered
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and how they relate to SEO
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how page load and server response time impact SEO
  • Apply and be able to explain SEO best practices for site nav, breadcrumbs, internal links, etc to clients
  • Ability to conduct critical analysis and identify key insights
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and perform under tight deadlines
  • Certifications/qualifications in Analytics, AdWords or other key marketing platforms preferred
  • Proficiencies in the use of Excel (including pivot tables), Microsoft Word, and Outlook.
  • Creative and thoughtful experience in presentation build outs is a plus!

Why you should work at CRI:

We are a welcoming, fast-growing, upbeat company that takes a different client facing, consultative approach to digital marketing. We support your professional growth and we put you in the middle of an innovative team within a well-established company.

Besides getting to do work we’re passionate about, here are some of our favorite things about working at CRI:

  • Small company with a family feel
  • Open workspace promoting collaboration and team learning
  • Reverse commute from Boston—avoid the traffic!
  • An array of refreshments and snacks
  • A fun, flexible, creative and laid-back work environment
  • Onsite fitness facility and cafe
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Attractive benefits package including health and dental coverage
  • Matching 401(k) investment options
  • Company sponsored charity initiatives and office events
  • Smart, innovative industry professionals
  • Industry exposure through CRI’s blog, social media, and other forums
  • Entrepreneurial approach and spirit
  • Half-day summer Fridays

About Charles River Interactive (CRI):

CRI was founded in 2005. The Company is a privately-owned corporation with ~ 40 employees. Our office is located in Waltham, MA.

Charles River Interactive (CRI) is one of the leading digital marketing firms in the country, specializing in working with complex organizations to provide a high level of digital marketing support and expertise.

Charles River Interactive is comprised of some of the leading “search” and social media marketing experts in the industry, along with experienced interactive project managers, data analysts and web technology experts. Our goal is to assist our clients in reaching a large and highly qualified audience of information seekers on search and social media platforms. Once we identify and reach this audience, we then work hard to engage with them and move them through the funnel.

CRI takes a very consultative approach and we work very closely with our clients to ensure that our strategies are always in line with the overall business and marketing goals of an organization.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Let’s talk

Charles River Interactive works with clients around the country to offer a full suite of digital marketing solutions. Let’s work together to harness the potential of digital marketing for your business.

Charles River Interactive
890 Winter Street
Suite 120
Waltham, MA 02451

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