Senior SEO Specialist

NOTE: We don’t have a Senior SEO Specialist job opening right now, but we’re constantly looking for smart people! If you believe you’re a good fit after reading through this job description, please send us your resume!

Are you a seasoned SEO expert with a minimum of 3 years in the field, driven by a scientific approach to digital marketing? SearchTides is seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Senior SEO Specialist who thrives on managing complex, non-cookie-cutter campaigns with precision and creativity. Ideal candidates are those who possess a deep passion for SEO, an obsession with intricate and challenging campaigns, and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of their work.

We are looking for team players who are eager to grow and advance in their careers, yet maintain a humble and collaborative spirit. You should have a strong set of principles, akin to those who would flourish in a startup environment, but are excited about the opportunity to bring your innovative mindset to an established and respected SEO agency. Your role will involve working on advanced-level projects, requiring a polished skill set, and a dedication to continuous learning and improvement in the ever-evolving world of SEO.

If you are someone who values teamwork, integrity, and has a genuine enthusiasm for leading-edge SEO strategies, we invite you to join our dynamic team at SearchTides, where your expertise will be celebrated and your professional growth nurtured.


If this is you, let’s talk. After you, y’know, go through all the details:


What does a day in this role look like?

Your largest KPI will be the success of your client campaigns. There are three main ways that you’ll work to deliver best in class results:


Working on client accounts directly

  • Collaborating with the Director of SEO, Chief SEO Officer, and/or SEO Manager to plan, manage, and execute organic search strategies
  • Activities Include, but are not limited to support and eventual ownership of:
    • Content planning
    • Link building planning & oversight
    • On site optimization
    • Keyword research
    • Technical audits
    • Supporting everything on page and off page (management, planning, implementation)
  • Create and analyze data and reports. You’ll use both tools such as ahrefs, Data Studio, as well as combine things in a bi-weekly document for reporting. You’ll create or refine easily digestible end products for internal stakeholders and clients
  • Support your recommendations with data and be confident in your ability to proactively answer questions that clients might have before they ask them
  • This position will not begin as a client-facing role but can evolve into one over time

Supporting SEO Managers

  • Executing on strategy developed by SEO Managers by:
    • Leveraging a clear understanding of content optimization factors to recommend on-page improvements
    • Creating anchor text strategies for large-scale link building campaigns
    • Identify and communicate resolutions for common technical SEO issues
  • Performing research to:
    • Refine and expand upon keyword strategies
    • Understand competitors
    • Analyze industry trends
  • Tracking, reporting, and analyzing data from analytics platforms and Google Search Console
  • Staying on top of the latest trends within the search industry to ensure our agency deliverables are keeping up, so we’re consistently demonstrating to prospective and current clients that we’re keeping up with the latest and greatest in SEO

Collaborating with team members

  • In addition to your work with the stakeholders above, you’ll work with:
    • Link building team members to coordinate link building strategies as well as link quality assurance
    • Account Managers and Project Managers to keep client communications and internal processes efficient and world-class.
  • You’ll also work with the Director of SEO and Manager to:
    • Help test and vet new tools for the department


This role reports to the Director of SEO,


There are two positions available and you will be working directly with one of these people to support their campaigns and learn our approach for the first several months+ before taking on campaigns of your own. It is possible that you will take ownership of smaller campaigns sooner.

About You:

First, aligning with our company values is the minimum requirement to have a conversation:

  • Taking ownership
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Persistence
  • Always Learning
  • Stay Humble and Modest

Sound like you? Great! This should also sound like you:

  • Have proven experience successfully supporting large, ambitious SEO campaigns
  • Can learn quickly and are excited to take on more and more responsibility as a campaign lead over time but not immediately

And, these should too:

  • Anticipating, and solving problems, are at the core of who you are
  • You have extensive work with national campaigns
  • Link building excites you and you can explain why it’s so critical to overall SEO results
  • You love learning new strategies and making things better, even if they are already great
  • Be autonomous as a default, while asking questions regularly
  • Change should be a constant for you. You know that SEO is all about iterating and improvement
  • Changing focuses as priorities change doesn’t trip you up
  • You’re able to digest and implement feedback
  • You’re able to storytell with data, getting clients excited about their campaigns, and showcasing what’s working and what’s not 


  • Minimum of 3 years’ of search engine optimization experience
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a similar position at a high-growth agency
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills (both spoken and written)
  • Extensive experience working with SEO tools
  • Understanding of basic HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and code structure as it relates to SEO
  • Experience working remotely
  • Ability to work regular Eastern Standard Time Business hours (9am – 5pm ET)

    The Other Cool Stuff:

    SearchTides has been fully remote since 2015. We’ve figured out how to build a culture while being remote, balance time away from the screens, still strive for excellence, and do it all while having a good time throughout.

    We also have:

    • Monthly guest speakers (everything from house plants to mixology sessions)
    • Ten company-wide federal holidays off per year based on US calendar
    • Winter break shut down! In addition, our office is closed the last week of the year (yes, it’s PTO!)
    • Plus, 15 additional days of PTO
    • Plus, you get your birthday off. And you get to come back to a slew of happy birthday messages in Slack
    • You receive a fancy laptop + any monitor needs
    • A healthcare reimbursement plan
    • A sponsored mental health program

    Compensation: $60k – $75k USD

    Hi, I’m Travis LeSaffre the hiring manager for this role. I’ve been in SEO for about 10 years. I’m looking forward to speaking with you:

    To Be Considered:

    Please send cover letter and resume to careers [at] searchtides [dot] com with subject line “Senior SEO Specialist – “YOUR NAME”

    Our Hiring Process:

    1. You submit your cover letter and resume / CV 
    2. You are invited to answer a few questions via
    3. We have a first interview
    4. We have a second interview
    5. You might be asked to submit a trial project that you will be paid for if not hired
    6. We make you an offer


    Please note: Due to the overwhelming amount of responses that we have received, it may not be possible to reply to every single applicant who does not fit the criteria for this role. We apologize in advance if we are unable to get in touch.