SEO Search Marketing Executive - Friday Media Group

Sayers Common (10 mins outside Brighton)

Closing date: 06/03/2018

With strong local roots, but an international footprint, Friday Media Group is a great place to work. We’re a positive bunch, full of drive and not scared of hard work, but there’s no hint of ‘corporateness’ – we prefer the relaxed and friendly approach. We try to devolve responsibility as much as possible, which means there’s freedom to make decisions and, well, do your job.

There’s a lot going on here, and we’re not scared to try new things or change direction, so you’ll never be bored. We have about 80 brands to our name – some long-established market leaders, some just starting out in the world. Most of them aim to create value by bringing people together; buyers and sellers, recruiters and jobseekers, brokers and customers.

If you’ve got the skills that fit the bill listed below, we’d love to welcome you as the newest member of our growing family. You’ll be joining a team who are making the decisions that are pivotal in the direction and success of our business.

Job Description:

The Role:
We're looking for a talented, smart SEO professional to manage and deliver the Organic Search strategy for some of our key business areas, including Ecommerce and Marine Classifieds. You'll be strong from a technical SEO standpoint, but also have experience in off-page practises and link building methods. You’ll be part of a growing marketing team, but also benefit from the breadth of expertise and great people at Friday Media Group.


  • Reporting directly to the Head of SEO
  • Developing first-class SEO campaigns for a range of niche websites.
  • Putting together technical website audits and recommendations in order to improve the visibility of your websites.
  • Communicating with colleagues to provide recommendations and advice regarding the SEO strategies.
  • Undertaking technical audits, including crawl analysis, site speed improvements, schema markup, index bloat.
  • Directly implementing those recommendations where necessary/possible and dealing with developers otherwise.
  • Carrying out both on-page and off-page audits.
  • Working closely with the Content and Outreach team to deliver content to build backlinks.
  • Liaising with key FMG personnel and departments to deliver the strongest possible commercial and strategic offering.
  • Ensuring that your knowledge of the digital marketing industry is kept up to date and relevant by researching/reading blogs and news sources.
  • Analyse the SEO industry and identify threats and opportunities.
  • Sharing knowledge and ideas.
  • Assisting with training of other staff members.
Skills Range:

We are looking for talented individuals with drive and ambition who will stand out from the crowd and really help the websites grow. We’re looking for good technical SEO knowledge, as well as creative abilities and excellent personal skills.


  • Proven history of working in SEO, and getting results.
  • Excellent understanding of Google Algorithms - Panda, Penguin, Quality
  • Fully proficient in Google Analytics and Search Console
  • Experience using SEO tools such as MOZ, Screaming Frog, Majestic, SEMrush etc
  • Ability to liaise with directly developers, as well as non-technical staff.
  • Ability to distinguish good quality backlinks, from toxic.
  • Professional, confident and friendly manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail



  • Experience with hreflang and international SEO
  • Experience working with large site SEO
  • Experience with website migrations
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and content management systems
  • A good understanding of other aspects of online marketing including PPC, Social Media, Content Marketing, CRO etc.
  • A geek when it comes to Excel


Key Area: SEO/Pay Per Click 15-1199.10SEO/Pay Per Click
Salary: £23,000- £25,000
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

What Friday Media Group Will Offer You:

  • Opportunity to develop your SEO career and deliver growth on market leading websites
  • Opportunity to work alongside highly talented digital marketing professionals
  • Competitive Salaries
  • 25 days holiday
  • Company Pension scheme
  • A vibrant, relaxed and non corporate working environment
  • On site Gym, and discounted Holiday accommodation in Wales and Spain
  • 2pm finish every Friday.

No agencies please

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