Digital Marketing Specialist (SEO) – Austin, TX

Optimal is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist (SEO) to join our innovative, growing, Austin, SEO team. Optimal specializes in comprehensive SEO strategies including industry-leading content marketing, link building and website optimizations.

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About the Role

Optimal is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist (SEO) to join our innovative, growing, Austin, SEO team. Optimal specializes in comprehensive SEO strategies, including industry-leading content marketing, link building, and website optimizations.

At Optimal, we are actively looking to scale standout candidates – those who are ready for significant opportunities and hungry to take on meaningful responsibilities that drive real business results for our clients. New employees that grow the fastest at our company are strategic problem solvers who are proactively looking to improve with innovative ideas but are also relentless at following through.

As a Digital Marketing Specialist (SEO) for Optimal, you are responsible for extensive writing and content creation. At Optimal, you will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both technical and content SEO strategies. You will work directly with clients to help them grow high-quality web traffic and increase conversions. As part of the SEO team, you’ll get hands-on training from SEO industry experts to sharpen your personal digital marketing toolset.

Who Are We?

Optimal is a performance marketing agency on a mission, bringing together the best data, technology, and people to achieve our clients’ marketing goals. Brand, campaign, or cause: we maximize performance at every moment. 

We are not only digital media strategists – we’re award-winning industry leaders, with deep knowledge spanning all things digital: from advertising and paid media, to marketing and communications, to audience data and analytics, we deliver for our clients.

Everyone at Optimal has the opportunity to learn, grow, and progress. From our staff-led DEI initiatives to our proprietary training program, we provide our team with the personal and professional development they need to achieve real career advancement. 

We’re always looking for exceptional people to join our team. If this sounds like you, please apply!

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with content writing resources (both internally and on the client) to produce high-quality, research-backed content in line with SEO strategy
  • Write high-quality website content, including new articles and landing pages
  • Identify new SEO opportunities that will drive success for our clients
  • Perform SEO assessments/audits of clients’ websites, including technical site components, content strategy, and competitor analysis
  • Implement on-page SEO optimizations such as headers, metadata, schema, etc.
  • Work with developers to implement technical SEO deliverables, such as 301 redirects, canonical issues, image compression, site speed, etc.
  • Analyze clients’ web analytics performance, write up performance analysis reports, and present reports to clients

Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • 1+ years of relevant SEO experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Analytics, English/Writing, or Communications; or relevant experience through school and/or internships
  • Ability to extract meaningful insights from data analysis and make specific SEO recommendations
  • Some experience with Google Analytics and Google Search console
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Familiar with best practices for technical SEO components such as schema, canonicals, Core Web Vitals, and XML sitemaps
  • Some experience with SEO platforms and tools (e.g., Moz, WebCEO, Ahrefs, etc.)
  • Familiarity with conversion rate optimization best practices and ability to identify opportunities for improvements throughout clients’ websites
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS is a plus

Optimal is proud to offer the following:

  • The base salary ranges from $55,000 to $68,000 annually depending upon factors including, but not limited to, experience, skill level, education, and location.
  • Open leave (paid time off)
  • Paid Leave for new parents
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K with company matching
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • And so much more!

Office Hours

This role is based out of our Austin office. We work on a hybrid basis at our office location, with three days per week working in the office and two days per week working from home. Work hours are consistently 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday, with the expectation that evening and weekend work will be required as necessary. 

World-class benefits

We strive to make every work day a good day, in every way we can. We offer a range of benefits including:

Open leave

Employee matched 401k

Health benefits

Flex spending plan

Staff events and socials

Student loan repayment

Time off for volunteering

Rewards and recognition programs

Paid leave programs

Professional development