SEO Manager – Remote/Hybrid

By: Richard Michie

We’re looking for an SEO Manager to join The Marketing Optimist. We’re growing fast and we’re looking to add a Search Engine Optimisation marketer who wants to expand their existing strategic marketing skills on some really interesting and diverse clients.

You’ll need to demonstrate your analytics and creative skills and show that you clearly understand how search is applied as part of an overall marketing strategy.

You’ll be able to understand customers’ needs regardless of the client being B2B or B2C, and be able to create marketing campaigns that create interaction, build community and ultimately sales.

Who we’re looking for

  • Confidently manage a portfolio of clients; implementing effective SEO strategies and providing clear project plans and briefs to drive content, creative and outreach campaigns
  • Monitor campaign performance, analysing and interpreting data and making recommendations
  • Have regular meetings with clients to discuss performance and develop strong relationships
  • Compile in-depth monthly reports on SEO campaign performance for clients
  • Keyword research
  • Meta tags
  • Technical Audits
  • FAQ schema, and so on
  • Keep knowledgeable about search engine and algorithm updates

What we would like you to bring to the role:

  • Proven experience in successfully managing SEO campaigns and achieving results
  • Experience working on WordPress websites including e-commerce
  • Excellent organisation and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Fantastic communication skills and an ability to create rapport at all levels
  • The communication, and presentation skills to participate in meetings
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent literacy skills are essential
  • Advanced level of competence with SEO tools such as GA4, GSC, Moz and Semrush
  • Experience working with PPC teams on integrated strategies to fill gaps and find opportunities
  • An understanding of link building/digital PR and how it can improve SEO performance
  • An expert at understanding user intent and keyword research
  • Ability to create clear well-optimised content briefs and experience amending existing content to improve SEO optimisation
  • Experience conducting competitor research to identify gaps and opportunities
  • Strong analytical/excel skills and comfortable working with large sets of data
  • Passionate about SEO, follow the latest trends and stay up to date with new tools and practices

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary – £27,500 to £35,000 pa
  • Fully remote flexible working
  • Office space in central Leeds when required
  • Varied fast-moving projects
  • 22 days starting holidays
  • Additional days for long service
  • Your birthday off
  • One duvet day per year
  • Pension contributions
  • Additional training to continue further development
  • Encouragement to progress within the business

Who are The Marketing Optimist?

We offer businesses a one-stop agile marketing solution that delivers results and business insight based on long-term marketing strategy. You’ll become part of our client’s marketing team, being involved from the very beginning and getting to know a client’s business and then coming up with marketing strategies to help them build their business.

We have a wide client base not just in Yorkshire but right across the UK, Europe and the US. Our clients are varied and interesting and the projects we help with are fast-moving and very involved.

Above all else, we are looking for someone with the same ethos as us. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional marketing campaigns while being very down to earth, collaborative and fun.

To apply send your CV and links to your social media profiles to [email protected] with the subject line – I want to work for The Marketing Optimist.

Interested in speaking to The Optimists?

Right from the beginning of our time working with The Marketing Optimist, they’ve taken the time and effort to get to understand Sharp Consultancy as a business and not just a client. We’ve seen a huge increase in the effectiveness of our social media strategy, particularly on Linkedin and we’re delighted with the impact it’s had on the business.

Jamie Caulfield

Regional Director, Sharp Consultancy

It was a pleasure to work with The Marketing Optimist on this project. It felt like a true collaborative effort on the day and they made the interviewee's feel at ease whilst talking about their journey on our RISE programme. The final video was professional and engaging, we have received great feedback around the quality and creativity of the case study. Including the video in our presentation made it come to life, with real humans sharing their stories, so thank you to the Marketing Optimist!

Hannah Prole

Impact Manager, Better Connect Limited

Case Studies


Marketing for Local Government

Moresby Hall Hotel

Hotel Rebranding

Sharp Consultancy

B2B Social Media for recruitment

The Edit LDN

Managing advanced eCommerce SEO

Better Connect

Digital PR and video production for events

Tango Networks

Marketing support for a global telecoms business

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