SEO Technical Strategist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

The Motley Fool’s mission is “To make the world smarter, happier, and richer.' For 25 years that has meant providing impartial and informed investment recommendations that aimed to cut through the noise and jargon and help everyday individuals make the best decisions possible.

Ever the insatiable Fools that we are, our coverage is expanding beyond investments. The Motley Fool has launched several new brands to deliver that same high caliber, credible content in areas where misinformation runs rampant and the Fool voice can make a difference. In addition to helping you become an all-star stock market investor through, we can also help you: 

  • Identify the top providers to find the right credit card, consolidate your student loan debt and open your first brokerage account ( The Ascent and  MyWalletHero )
  • Cut through the jargon and guide your first foray into commercial real estate investments (Millionacres)
  • Identify the software tools and solutions that will effectively grow your small to medium sized business (The Blueprint)
  • Reach all of your personal finance goals like paying down debt, making extra money on the side, creating a rock-solid budget, travel hacking your way around the world, and retiring early (Soapbox)
  • Find the best pho restaurant within a 50-mile radius (we can dream, right?)
  • Since each of our new ventures are growing quickly, we’re actively hiring in each of these business lines. Our goal is to get to know you first and as our conversations continue, we’ll figure out which area is the best fit!

    If you think you’ve got what it takes to make the cut, enter the gauntlet by applying below. 

    Some of the things you’d potentially do:

  • Engage and optimize in areas like site architecture, page load speed, and indexing.
  • Perform on and off page technical SEO audits.
  • Collaborate with various disciplines (content, social media, tech, business intelligence, etc.) to implement SEO strategies.
  • Monitor daily performance of site rankings with a focus on defending and maintaining those rankings.
  • Regularly review traffic and conversion data to gain insight into keyword and landing page performance.
  • Assist with building and optimizing the internal linking strategy to maximize rankings.
  • Conduct competitor analysis to identify gaps in our content coverage and areas of opportunity.
  • Conceive and execute link building and outreach efforts.
  • Perform keyword research and grow our targeted keyword portfolio.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of SEO in line with industry trends, creatively keeping us a step ahead of our competitors.
  • Preferred Qualities:

  • Passionate about SEO and proactive in staying up-to-date on all the latest trends and best practices.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • A self-starter who learns quickly and is comfortable with rapidly evolving expectations. Be prepared to frequently face new challenges and adapt accordingly.
  • Relentless pursuit of self-improvement. We want candidates who continually desire to be better.
  • Passionate about data-driven problem-solving.
  • A nice-to-have is interest in the stock market and financial space.
  • Candidate must “get” Foolishness, have a sense of humor, and work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Position is full-time, in-house, in Alexandria, Virginia. We will not consider a “work from home” scenario. We want to see your shining face.

  • Education and Job Knowledge:

  • Undergraduate degree in any relevant field. Equivalent experience may substitute.
  • 1-3+ years experience in an agency or a similar SEO-related role for a more junior-level role. 5-10+ years experience for a more senior-level role.
  • Experience with industry tools (e.g. SEMRush, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Deepcrawl, Moz, Ahrefs, BrightEdge, STAT, ScreamingFrog, Adobe Analytics, Searchmetrics).
  • Functional knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

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