SEO Specialist

Posted On: October 16, 2020

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Narcity Media

Company Description

Narcity Media is a digital-only media publication that owns and operates NARCITY.COM + MTLBLOG.COM. We reach over 23M millennials monthly on our websites, while our social channels engage over 5M millennials daily.

We are a group of passionate creative individuals who are devoted to creating the best content for our readers and clients. We are on a mission to revolutionize local news and travel globally.

The name Narcity comes from the belief that you live in the most interesting place in the world. Every single day, you can discover what's new, what's now, and what's next, and the tools you need to uncover the people, places, and passions that power your city.

Why do what we do everyday? Because your city matters.

If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply, we can’t wait to talk with you!

Job Description

Narcity Media is looking for an awesome SEO Specialist to join our rapidly expanding Editorial team.

They will own all things SEO at Narcity Media, and be responsible for maintaining Narcity’s visibility on its best and biggest local stories.

The ideal candidate has experience in digital content and is an expert in SEO.

We’re looking for someone who can work on multiple projects at the same time and who thrives under pressure in a fast-paced environment prone to changes.

Before applying, please visit our sites to get a feel for what kind of company we are! We have four: MTLBlog, Narcity Canada, Narcity USA, and Narcity Québec.

What We Stand For:

Before anything else, values come first. Without clear, shared values, we wander independently and contradict one another.

Everything's harder when we all believe different things about what's important to us, our Company and our Audience.

to produce the highest quality content
to have fun & stay positive
to remain authentic
to always put our audience first
to embrace technology

You Will Make an Impact By:
Maintaining Narcity’s visibility on the biggest news stories of the day
Building a list of priority archive stories for copy team to refresh & distribute based on SEO
Provide timely SEO recommendations and follow-ups for the day's most important stories
Optimizing & updating top-performing, breaking news and exclusive stories for SEO (news and evergreen, keywords, headlines, text and images)
Working and brainstorming with Deputy Editors to develop SEO-first content strategies for upcoming content tentpole & news events
Scaling SEO strategy to all Narcity Media markets
Hosting and owning SEO training sessions and documentation for the content team
Providing monthly reporting on our search performance in Google and benchmark our performance against local competitors
Assisting Editorial team for keyword research and content writing as needed
Staying up to date with all SEO best practices, algorithms and industry trends
Making big & small recommendations to editorial leadership to maximize results
Collaborating with Product team to make sure website has state of the art SEO technology
Identifying new opportunities for SEO improvements on all search engines

You have:
2+ years as an SEO Editor for a digital news publication
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Creative Writing, or Editing
Excellent written communication skills
Passion for news and obsession for data
Experience with Google Analytics and other SEO tools
Ability to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and execute on new ideas
Superior attention to detail and high standards for work product
Ability to multitask with ease, jumping from one project to another whenever needed
Track record of solid SEO results and change management
Superior diplomacy skills working across several departments
Excellent sense of storytelling and passion for responsible and ethical journalism

You are:
An expert on the search engine industry (best practices and algorithms)
Absolutely in love Narcity’s local mission and commitment to discovery and community
Excited about a high-octane, dynamic, start-up environment
Position Type

This is a remote, permanent position. The position is based anywhere in Canada or the USA because we are a flexible first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We offer many perks such as a flexible first office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, an extensive benefits package, and a competitive salary.

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