Hiring: SEO Specialist with HTML & CSS Chops

By Brandon Whalen     |     March 05, 2014

Room 214 is seeking an individual who is technically minded — but also has exceptional communication, writing, and organizational skills. This is a hybrid position, so we would very much appreciate your assistance in sharing this with folks who fit the description.

This position is perfect for the individual who has:

  • 1-3 years experience in keyword research and search engine optimization techniques
  • 2-4 years experience with HTML and CSS experience (basic front-end web development)
  • The confidence to communicate recommendations about web content (even to the extent of being able to write some of it her/himself) – but also the humility and hunger to learn more
  • An interest in configuring and using Google Analytics
  • A desire to learn more about SEO, online marketing and great web content
  • An ability to make basic HTML and CSS updates to web pages

Important Note: This job is likely a far better fit if you are a web developer interested in learning SEO, than a “SEO enthusiast” with zero real web dev experience.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating landing pages using HTML and CSS
  • Driving and managing SEO priorities for agency and agency clients, including recommendations for site content
  • Conducting keyword research to define target keywords, using best-practice methodology and tools (must know how or be ready to quickly learn how to perform keyword research, backlink analysis, identification of top search rankings and content optimization opportunities)
  • Using on-and off-site SEO skills to impact high search engine visibility for targeted keywords
  • Identifying opportunities for video, mobile, and social optimization to support SEO goals
  • Measuring and analyzing the effectiveness of SEO activities
  • Research, analyze and translate data from Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, and other 3rd party software platforms
  • Conducting in-depth site audits and producing SEO deliverables
  • Generate weekly and/or monthly campaign performance reports and trends

Bonus points for:

  • Fast-paced, agency SEO experience
  • Google Analytics expertise
  • Google Adword experience
  • Marketo / Marketing Automation experience
  • UI/UX Design experience
  • PHP, JQuery, JavaScript experience
  • A kick ass attitude wrapped in a super nice personality

Room 214 is a great agency for the individual that:

  • Likes working in an open environment both independently and as part of a team
  • Appreciates transparency from co-workers and owners
  • Is values-driven with respect to people and quality of work
  • Is interested in thinking like a business owner

How to Apply:
Please send an email with your cover letter and a resume. Make sure to include at least 2 links to examples of your HTML/CSS work. Please also list any certifications you may have. Applicants without HTML examples will not be considered.

About Brandon Whalen

Brandon is Head of Marketing at Room 214. As a social media strategist he has worked on the social media presence for multiple world-wide brands including Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain and Hello Kitty. Brandon's work has resulted in growth of multiple millions of new fans on various social media networks for clients. As a contributor to Capture The Conversation and Word of Mouth Marketing Association's All Things WOMM blog, Brandon covers a big range of topics from social media marketing news to digital marketing strategy guides. Outside of work he is an active musician and lead singer for a band called My Body Sings Electric. You can catch the band playing shows around Denver or the west coast a few times a year. Want to connect with Brandon when he's not singing, writing, rooting on the Colorado Rockies or staying fit? Check his Facebook account, follow him on Twitter @Brandonsings, or head to Brandon's account on Google Plus.

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