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SEO Content Senior Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined dentsu. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. Merkle is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description:

The Sr. SEO Content Specialist role will be responsible for collaborating across client teams to facilitate the execution of intensive SEO content analysis and communicating insights to clients. The role is expected to collaborate on thought leadership and support the development of departmental methodologies and processes. This role also has some crossover into content marketing that are not specific to SEO. You must have superior analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time management skills as you will work on multiple projects simultaneously under strict timelines.

Open to remote locations!


  • Create and deliver competitive insights and strategies to facilitate growth for our clients
  • Actively explores thought leadership at the intersection of SEO and Content
  • Supports client teams and is regarded by the team as a trusted advisor supporting their day-to-day content marketing initiatives
  • Experienced with the user journey, searcher behaviors, and in how to create content marketing campaigns that drive results
  • Conduct keyword research to identify keyword and content gaps for brands and provide detailed recommendations to increase visibility within search engines to drive relevant traffic to a client's website
  • On-site optimization of on-page elements, appropriate use of redirects, identify areas of opportunity to improve internal linking structures, website copy optimizations, review and validate the use sitemaps
  • Keeps clients and agency counterparts informed on latest developments in the SEO content offering and potential implications for clients
  • Work with different teams, such as website developers, web analytics, content, UI design, and branding/PR teams on the execution of projects
  • Provide SEO recommendations on the structure of sites and pages to improve visibility and signaling to search engines
  • Report to the SEO Content Strategy Lead
  • 1+ years of Search Engine Optimization experience or Content Strategy
  • Experience working on enterprise-level clients preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related discipline
  • Skilled within the digital marketing landscape with a demonstrated understanding of the intersection between SEO, content, and social
  • Content creation/creative experience (video, audio, written, custom graphics, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with latest toolsets including digital analytics, web data (BrightEdge, Conductor, SearchMetrics, Adobe stack, Google Analytics, Coremetrics, Omniture, Google Webmaster Tools) link research tools (Majestic SEO, Open Site Explorer, Ahrefs, Kerboo), and demographic insight tools (comScore) a plus
  • Solid project management skills and capable of managing client expectations
  • Strong independent decision-making and organizational skills as well as within a team environment
  • Communicates passionately and clearly with excellent analytical, time management, and critical thinking skills, with proven problem analysis and solving capabilities
  • International digital marketing experience a plus
Additional Information:

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit dentsu.com/us.

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply. Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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