Candour

SEO Specialist job vacancy at Candour (Norwich)

Do you know your canonical tags from your core web vitals? We're looking for an experienced full-time SEO specialist to join our team, working on both technical and content campaigns for our clients.

Initially, the role will be remote due to our COVID-19 plan to keep employees, their families and clients safe, with a longer term view to return to our studio when it is safe to do so.

Before you start reading the bullet points below and working out if now is a good time to look for a new role, let me give you the 'elevator pitch' for Candour:

We founded the studio on a 'quality of life' principle, which means:

1) You will be treated like an adult. We're flexible with working times, arrangements and give you our trust and support. That is yours to maintain.

2) We strongly encourage all staff to finish when their day is finished. While working extra hours is sometimes necessary, you'll get paid for it and it is not the norm.

3) There is no mindless pursuit of 'growth'. We don't put staff in difficult situations signing deals we know won't work. We want to work with clients that have realistic expectations, budgets and that we can develop a good relationship with.

4) After one year of being on the team, every single person at Candour gets a direct profit share at the end of the year. No fine print, no special clauses, we do well, you do well.

5) We want to 'do good'. Every year we dedicate some of our resource to helping a charity. We are currently designing and building a new website for The Feed, free of charge.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support and report to the Head of Marketing to ensure the delivery of SEO campaigns
  • Producing technical, content and link audits for clients
  • Working with clients to help optimise on-page and content efforts
  • Analysing client and competitor backlink profiles
  • Managing client's organic search presence with Google Search Console, Google Analytics and monitoring tools such as ContentKing and SEMrush
  • Keyword and intent research and planning
  • Training client teams on SEO best practise

What we would like from you:

  • At least 2 years of SEO experience either in-house or an agency
  • Demonstrable track record of results that you have contributed to
  • A good understanding of how search engines crawl and index the web
  • Conceptual understanding on how search engines are ranking web pages
  • Understanding of what makes a successful content strategy
  • Clear knowledge of Google's Webmaster Guidelines
  • Experience in delivering SEO recommendations in context to business goals
  • Hands-on experience with common CMS and platforms such as Magento, Wordpress and Shopify
  • Working knowledge of SEO tools such as Screaming Frog, Sitebulb, SEMrush, Google Search Console, Google Analytics, ContentKing, Google Sheets/Google API

What we can offer you:

  • An agency that is founded on cultivating a good working environment
  • Up to £35,000pa salary
  • A direct profit share from agency earnings on top of your salary after one year
  • Private health cover after three months
  • Flexitime: We believe your job should fit around your life
  • Flexible holiday allowance. A minimum of 28 days (including bank holidays), with additional days available on request depending on project commitments
  • Additional time off at Christmas when office is closed
  • Annual training budget: We’ll help you develop professionally
  • Development opportunities at events such as BrightonSEO and SearchNorwich
  • Open-plan dog-friendly office including starter pack of 1 office dog (When it's open again)
  • Nice clients (honestly!)
  • A great team of designers, developers and other marketers to work with and learn from

A little bit more about us:

Candour is a team of 17 currently all working remotely, but usually based in Seymour House, Norwich. We specialise in helping businesses grow and evolve by taking advantage of digital technologies. It is our belief that to do a good job in 2021 and beyond, that designers, developers and marketers all need to work together to build the best possible end product.

Apart from our Norwich base, we have a roster of clients from all over the world from Seattle to Brisbane and every year we’re actively involved in supporting local charities with either fundraising or pro-bono work.

Day to day, we’re guided by a strong ethos around transparency and honesty; both internally with each other and importantly, our clients. This is central to our long-term vision and we find it makes life a lot less stressful!

If this sounds like you, please send a covering email and CV to [email protected]

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