Search Industry Job of the Week – Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Job Title: Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Job Reference: unknown
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: VOCAL Technologies, Ltd
Location: Amherst, NY United States
Date Posted: 26 February 2013
Position description:

VOCAL Technologies, Ltd. are looking for self-motivated candidates to be responsible for the optimization of their website content for maximum visibility and ranking the major search engines.

SEO Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement SEO to ensure that traffic and ROI goals are met and exceeded
  • Optimizing site architecture, optimizing URL structures and patterns for maximized indexing and keyword relevancy
  • Link Analysis: including opportunities, broken links, redirects, cross linking
  • Improve inbound linking
  • Conduct competitive analysis in order to learn from competition
  • Monitor day-to-day activity in order to optimize keywords and ads
  • Provide recommendations for landing page updates in order to better integrate with keyword campaigns

The candidate qualifying for this role will possess the following required skills:

  • 3+ years experience in search engine optimization and working on websites
  • Proven success in raising website visibility in the Google search engine
  • Proven track record of ranking and maintaining target keywords on the number one spot in Google
  • Clear understanding of Google Algorithm updates and how they alter the landscape
  • Experience with analytics/reporting tools such as Google Analytics
  • Experience with leading search engine ranking, traffic and analysis software
  • Experience with social media marketing
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, efficient work habits, and overall flexibility
  • Self-starter approach to work, with a desire to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility
  • A self-starter with an ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Should be familiar with HTML and JavaScript
  • A background in online marketing and/or website development is preferred

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: www.vocal.com
Contact: Send resumes to: hr@vocal.com

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Search Industry Job of the Week – Online Marketer

Job Title: Online Marketer
Job Reference: Unknown
Position Type: full time
Name of employer:  Confidential
Location: Great Neck, NY (Next to LIRR; 22min fr Manhattan)
Date Posted: 21 February 2013
Position description:

This is Online Marketing position with a company that owns and operates several popular and growing Internet brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The position offers unlimited opportunities for advancement for the right person.

They are looking for a talented and motivated person with a great work ethic to help spearhead the company’s marketing efforts while having the ability to stay hands-on and handle the day-to-day marketing activities, and are offering interesting and varied work experience and for the motivated candidate who is willing to jump into this exciting and friendly work environment!

Responsiblities:

In addition to a wide-ranging array of responsibilities, the Successful Candidate will:

  • Increase the engagement with and adoption of company’s Internet brands
  • Plan and execute strategies for the company messaging over different channels on the market ( Facebook, Twitter, website/blog , newsletter , etc. )
  • Generate and maintain PPC and Email campaigns
  • Maintain and grow the affiliate channel (both internally and by working with outside agencies)
  • Utilize traditional and non-traditional “social media” marketing approaches to create buzz and recognition for their brands
  • Develop and implement best processes to raise the adoption of their brands and ensure all marketing initiatives are set against measurable objectives
  • Pro-actively carry out all duties and responsibilities
  • Provide analysis and insight as needed

Compensation:

Starting at $500-$700 base/week + Commission & Bonuses — all commensurate w/ experience and performance.

Applying:

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume

Requirements:

This is a fast-paced environment where you will be given some instruction, but mostly you’ll be given real responsibility (much of it entrepreneurial in nature) and be expected to deliver excellence with little downtime and on short deadlines.

Successful Candidate will:

  • Have graduated from an accredited college (preferably a Bachelor’s in Marketing, Business, Communication, PR, Psychology, English, Writing).
  • Have excellent and provable writing skills and command of the English language
  • be smart and well-spoken.
  • Have experience and success in online marketing (whether full-time work/internship/part-time).
  • Have familiarity with PPC advertising on Google and/or Yahoo (experience is an huge advantage).
  • Demonstrate ability to use web (SEO, SEM, PPC, etc.), social, blogs, Email, PR, and affiliate programs to acquire new markets/customers.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a fast paced environment with varying deadlines
  • be a highly-motivated self-starter with a high level of initiative.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply experience and knowledge in e-commerce setting (actual experience in ecommerce or social marketing will be considered as a significant advantage).

Why you really want to work with them:

You’re More Than Just Your Job Title — Being a small company, everyone does everything all the time. Company executives help in coding and SEO, the blogger does social media, and everyone is a beta tester and does customer support. Accordingly, everyone is part of whatever success the company achieves.

Startup Feel in a Well Established Company — Many of the benefits that come with working with them are ones you would find in a startup on the west coast, but what distinguishes them is that they’re a well-established 11 year old company.

Easy Transportation — If you wanna take public transportation, the LIRR is two blocks from their office. If you want to drive, they will set you up with a pass to a covered parking deck one block away, so you never have to look or pay for parking.

Fun Office Chat — Anything goes – as long as you can stay focused on your responsibilities.

Flexible Hours — Wanna skip rush-hour traffic and come in at 11, have a lunch break one hour into your work day? Wanna be out by 4:30? Within some limits, they can pretty much arrange anything

Casual Dress — You can dress in a suit, like you’re going to a Madonna concert, or just bum out in sweats. Feel free to dress how you feel that day.

Early Fridays — Your Fridays can end at 3:30 . . . heck, sometimes even at 2. It’s all how you set it up.

Unlimited Coffee/Tea/Water/Drinks — They have Starbucks across the street (and you are free to use it). . . but why spend your money when you can have unlimited gourmet coffee and tea in the office and a fridge always full of Poland spring water bottles (and sometimes even your favorite beer) to boot.

Weekly Lunch — Every week, they order lunch from a local restaurant. In the Summer, they often go out for lunch instead, with beers and margaritas, and as many of them as your little heart desires.

“Friday Bagels” — This is what they call it, but really they just buy you whatever you want for breakfast.

Health-Club Membership — Wanna get buff? stay toned? Pick things up and then put them down? They have a no nonsense NYHRC two blocks from the office and you get a membership (as long as you use it of course). You might run into Olympic gold-Medal Skater Sarah Hughes. If not, you’ll surely run into their ultra-gun-ho personal trainer Erik.

Movie Tuesdays — They’ve got a cinema across the street, and any Tuesday you want they’ll buy you (and your date) tickets to a movie.

Corporate parties and outings — They have these several times per year, and let’s just say that . . . to the extent you’ll remember anything the next day, you never forget any of them.

Salary range: Starting at $500-$700 base/week + Commission & Bonuses — all commensurate w/ experience and performance
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: Marketing Pilgrim Jobs
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: Marketing Pilgrim Jobs

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Search Industry Job of the Week – SEM Manager

Job Title: SEM Manager
Job Reference: Unknown
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: BuildASign.com
Location: Austin, TX
Date Posted: 11 February 2013
Position description:

BuildASign.com is looking for a sharp and motivated SEM Manager to join their team.  You’ll be expected to manage, analyze, and improve on existing SEM strategies.  They are looking for someone advanced in online marketing thought processes and tactics, with a strong educational background and significant experience growing and managing internet marketing campaigns.

Mission of the position:

Direct strategy and day to day activities across multiple paid search and SEO accounts and a multi-million dollar PPC ad spend.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Provide strategy, direction and leadership for SEM/SEO efforts.
  • Set and reach weekly, monthly and quarterly paid search/SEO goals.
  • Generate and analyze weekly paid and organic search reports and provide recommendations.
  • Provide search data support for product management group to help prioritize deployment of new products.
  • Manage ad copy, day-parting and geo-targeting strategies, keyword build out, bidding methodologies, remarketing, landing page optimization, etc.
  • Lead and manage the search marketing and optimization team.
  • Launch and grow new SEM accounts/campaigns/ad groups.
  • Stay up-to-date with new methodologies/practices in search marketing field.

This person must be:

  • Passionate
  • Organized
  • Innovative
  • Analytical
  • Motivated

Their ideal candidate also:

  • Has a BS/BA Degree in a technical field (engineering, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, finance, accounting, etc.) & 3+ years’ experience
  • Has 5+ years’ experience managing a large-scale PPC programs
  • Is an expert with Adwords, Adwords Editor, adCenter, & SEO tools
  • Has incredibly strong Microsoft Excel skills and HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Is Familiar with Adobe SiteCatalyst, Google Analytics, A/B testing

About Company:

BuildASign.com is a national e-commerce leader in custom signage and development of industry-leading software and innovations. One of the Best Places to Work in Austin five years running, BuildASign.com was also recently named the one of the fastest growing companies in Austin by the ABJ. In only six years, they have grown to nearly 30 million in revenue and over 225 employees without taking any venture capital. They have a proven model that works, an outstanding team, and a fun, welcoming work environment. If you like working in a fast-paced, results-oriented, team environment that values original thinking, analytical ability and bottom line results, this could be the right place for you. Austin, TX, BuildASign.com’s international headquarters, was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 2011 Top 10 Best Cities for Young Professionals.

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: www.buildasign.com/careers
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: www.buildasign.com/careers

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Search Industry Job of the Week – SEM Search Manager

Job Title: SEM Search Manager
Job Reference: STA000260
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: Starcom
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 4 Feb 2013
Position description:

Starcom is a world-renowned media agency that simplifies human understanding to deliver meaningful brand experiences. Starcom does this by creating the Space for Ideas, in peoples’ minds and in the world, via a unique approach that gives the agency an unparalleled advantage. With over 1,200 employees, Starcom helps get the right consumers’ attention and delivers brand-building results for many of the world’s leading companies. For more information on Starcom, visit http://www.starcomusa.com/.

Position Summary

They are looking for an SEM Search Manager to supervise a small dedicated team in the creation, optimization and execution of client search initiatives. Will also assist the Search Director and Associate Director in developing innovative search strategies to meet and exceed their clients’ business objectives. This position requires a “hands-on” manager with astute attention to process and detail, who also possesses the ability to apply this detailed knowledge to actionable insights and recommendations.

The Work:

The SEM Search Manager will be accountable for the day-to-day progress of their team’s projects and responsibilities, and ensuring timely completion of projects. Additionally, this individual will ensure that projects are produced completely and correctly before being sent to the client and/or Associate Search Director.

Ongoing projects will include:

  • Performance reporting with insights and optimization recommendations
  • Managing search campaign performance against client goals
  • Budget and performance projections for testing new search partners or technology
  • Recommendations for using search to support new client objectives or campaigns
  • Monthly client billing audits
  • He or she will be responsible for delegating projects across the team as needed
  • He or she will work with Associate Search Director to develop processes for improved work flow within Starcom Search, and between agency partners and vendors
  • This individual will maintain stellar relationships with the vendor partners to further advance Starcom as a preferred client partner

The People:

This individual will be responsible for overseeing a team of dedicated Search Analysts who have 0-2 years experience.

He or she will stimulate team productivity and growth by:

  • Providing formal training to new team employees
  • Educating new employees about Starcom Search and client-specific processes
  • Providing education on overall Search industry landscape and best practices
  • Working with Associate Search Director to allocate assignments which combine to make productive and effective use of each person’s skills, as well as motivating their interests and challenging their minds
  • Developing their careers within SMG. As such, the SEM Search Manager will provide ongoing feedback and conduct employee evaluations consistent with SMG’s formal evaluation process
  • The SEM Search Manager will actively support and participate in agency recruitment activities, including agency hiring practices
  • He or she will take an active role in developing and presenting Search best practices to internal agency partners
  • This individual will report to an Associate Search Director, and will be responsible for keeping them abreast of team work, employee and client developments

The Client:

The SEM Search Manager will have daily contact with the client, including but not limited to:

  • Selling in recommendations for new campaigns and strategies
  • Optimization recommendations for existing campaigns based on reporting and analysis
  • Working with Associate Search Director to master, identify, and communicate trends in search and in client industries

Required Skills, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of Search experience
  • Experience in both organic and paid search
  • Experience in applying search marketing to brand-building & direct response initiatives
  • Strong command of search engine research and reporting resources
  • Knowledge of syndicated research tools such as ComScore, HitBox, AdGooroo and WordTracker
  • Deep experience with at least one of the major bid management tools
  • Familiarity with third-party ad serving companies
  • Technical- Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentations skills are a must
  • Ability to work successfully with teams on multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail
  • Desire to work in an industry which is constantly evolving and presenting new and unique challenges
  • Experience with media billing processes a plus

How to Apply / Contact

For consideration, you must apply online to STA000260. Please follow this link to access the job posting: http://bit.ly/W9xjhx.

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: http://www.starcomusa.com
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: Starcom Careers

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Search Industry Job of the Week – Software Development Engineer

Job Title: Software Development Engineer II – Bing
Job Reference:  822237
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: Microsoft
Location: Bellevue, WA, United States
Date Posted: 27 January 2013
Position description:

Are you looking for opportunities to work full stack from advanced HTML5 / javascript to data mining over huge datasets and everything in between? Do you like working on high visibility projects that routinely get press coverage? Do you want to make an impact on all the web developers, SEOs and website owners out there?

The Bing Webmaster Tools team is hiring extremely talented, highly motivated and productive developers to help build the next generation of the Bing Webmaster Tools (bing.com/webmaster). The Bing Webmaster Tools are a scalable way to communicate with all the web developers, SEOs and website owners on the web.The team ask them for all sorts of information to help Bing understand their websites better, and in return, they give them advanced reporting tools to help them see their website through Bing’s eyes.

This role encompasses a wide range of skills, from web-scale data mining, implemented across thousands of servers, to HTML5 web application development and everything in-between. On a day to day basis you might be working with multi-terabyte datasets to generate and aggregate index, telemetry and social data from dozens of different sources (using their cloud based map-reduce variant, COSMOS and SCOPE), and on a different day, experimenting with visualizing and presenting data using HTML5 technologies to enable the world to understand the web in a more comprehensive way.

This is an area that requires creative thinking, strong engineering skills and a passion for doing things “the right way”. When people need this data, it is imperative that it is fresh, correct and presented to them FAST, so a knack for identifying bottlenecks in your code and optimizing them to be faster is a must.

This job requires strong technical skills. You must have the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years programming experience in C# or similar
  • Experience in web application development (MVC/HTML/JS/CSS)
  • Strong track record of shipping high-quality product features on schedule
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in a rapid development environment
  • The following skills are big pluses: azure storage (tables & blobs), autopilot, cosmos, machine learning, sql server, jquery, c++, data mining, data visualization, performance engineering, and testing experience (unit testing / functional testing / performance testing)

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: Microsoft Careers
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: Microsoft Careers

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