SEO ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

We’re recruiting for an SEO account director to join our successful and rapidly-growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced person to step into a challenging role at soon-to-be one of the UK’s largest digital PR-focused SEO agencies.

You’ll be responsible for shaping and developing the SEO service, as well as ensuring the strategy development for our key clients is world class.

Are you passionate, curious, process-driven and love the fast pace of the industry? If you want to work somewhere a little different that’s making waves, we could be a perfect match! 

 

THE BASICS

Salary: 35k-42k + company benefits package

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne/Remote

Reporting to: Head of Content & Digital PR

 

EXPERIENCE

You’ll have 6+ years experience of overseeing and developing successful SEO strategies to achieve client objectives, as well as the ability to manage people and get the best out of them.

You must be a strong leader, outcome-focused, methodical, and can demonstrate using a range of SEO tactics to their maximum potential. You’ll use these skills to oversee cross-channel campaigns and pinpoint key opportunities for clients wherever possible.

We’re looking for strong leadership, account management, presentation, and client communication skills. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP: You will lead your team to offer an outstanding service and offering for our clients. You’ll support them to develop well considered and progressive client strategies that deliver measurable performance and integrate with wider strategies.

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: You’ll oversee SEO strategies for all clients and ensure they provide measurable impact.

REPORTING & ANALYSIS: Monitor strategies, results, and overall service performance of all clients, and identify areas of improvement. You’ll then take action to address them, escalating issues or build business cases where appropriate.

CLIENT COMMUNICATION: Maintain a close relationship with clients, and communicate well with key stakeholders to ensure that SEO strategies are tailored to their needs.

TECHNICAL SEO: Maintain the highest level of technical SEO knowledge, and perform in-depth technical audits, strategies, and migrations, as well as identifying complex or nonstandard issues.

 

WHAT YOU’LL OFFER US

LEADERSHIP SKILLS: You’ll provide support and direction to a team, monitoring performance and understanding their individual strengths and talents to get the best from them.

AN ANALYTICAL MIND-SET: You’ll be good at investigating, solving problems and telling stories with data, whether that’s diving into report data to find a solution to a problem, or building projections to back up your recommendations.

TECHNICAL SAVVY: You’ll have a detailed knowledge of technical SEO, as well as basic web technologies like HTML and CSS, and you’ll be comfortable explaining complex technical concepts to those with less experience.

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS: You’ll be confident in managing a challenging workload, overseeing complex and multi-service projects, working to deadlines and prioritising tasks to keep on top of multiple campaigns, clients and other tasks.

INITIATIVE AND ENTHUSIASM: We need somebody who can help shape and progress our offering, not just follow instructions. You’ll have a knack for identifying new opportunities and areas for improvement, and put forward a persuasive case for your recommendations where necessary.

 

WHAT WE’LL OFFER YOU:

  • A CHALLENGING, FLEXIBLE AND INTERESTING ROLE: We believe in giving our team members autonomy to do their best work, and there’s genuine opportunity for the right person to shape their role and build their profile within the company.
  • HIGH QUALITY TRAINING AND COACHING FROM TALENTED PEOPLE: We take professional development very seriously indeed. We’ll give you all the support you need to excel, as well as the chance to work with and learn from some of the best in the business.
  • A LONG LIST OF GREAT BRANDS TO WORK WITH: Our clients range from local heavyweights through to household names in a wide range of sectors and industries.
  • A FUN TEAM CULTURE, LEGENDARY SOCIAL EVENTS AND GREAT BENEFITS: Our team satisfaction surveys list our people and culture as the best things about working at NORTH, and our social calendar is one of the best out there. You’ll also enjoy an attractive range of benefits and company perks as part of the deal.
  • AMBITIOUS GROWTH PLANS AND GREAT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES: Most of NORTH’s senior team started out on the factory floor, and if you’re ambitious and committed there are some fantastic progression opportunities available.

 

ABOUT NORTH:

NORTH is part of N21, a 70-person digital agency based in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Our service works with a varied portfolio of clients including HelloFresh, money.co.uk, Godiva Chocolates, and ATG Tickets, and we’ve got ambitious growth plans for the future that’ll see us become even bigger and better.

Most importantly, we’re proud to have an amazing team of enthusiastic, talented and friendly digital marketers, who are the reason for our success. Our people come from all walks of life. It makes us who we are: marketing experts armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

We take great care of our people and our culture – we enjoy a range of benefits, from the basics like a pension and generous holiday allowance, through to free breakfast and snacks, flexible working and free gym memberships. 

 

Fairness

We recognise hard work. We’re here to support each other and shout out our biggest wins and ‘thank yous’.

Progress

Nobody wants to feel stagnant. That’s why we have monthly 121s and individual progression trackers. Our trackers ensure we can look back at what we’ve achieved and push towards the next step – whether that’s a promotion, a pay rise or an entirely new role.

Enjoyment

We do our very best to foster a culture of friendship, fun and laughter amidst an interesting and hard-working environment, and we know mental health is as important as physical health. We strive to create a healthy, enjoyable environment for every member of the team.

 

APPLICATION TIPS:

We receive a lot of applications for every role we advertise. Here are a few pointers to help make yours stand out:

  • Be very clear about why you’re a great fit for this role, and for us: Your CV tells us a little, but we’re much more interested in your covering letter, so make it count!
  • We need you to spell out exactly what you can bring to the role: Give specific examples of relevant experience wherever you can – what did you do, what were the results and what did you learn?
  • We’re not business formal: Corporate speak isn’t required, so don’t be afraid to be yourself.

 

We’re open to applications from all backgrounds and types of experience. Our team is made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and what’s really important is that you’re able to clearly explain how the skills and knowledge you’ve got will help you succeed at NORTH.

To apply, please send us a CV and covering letter explaining what makes you an ideal candidate. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to give us a call on 0191 406 1200 or drop us an email on work@wearenorth.uk and we’ll be happy to help.