Full-Time SEO Editor
Mother Nature Network, a leading resource for environmental news and lifestyle information based in Atlanta, Ga. is looking for an experienced SEO editor with a background in news production and assignment editing to lead SEO strategy and implementation for MNN. This is a full-time position based in our Atlanta offices.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage a team of freelance writers and identify, assign, edit, and write original content that will perform well in search for editorial and sponsor needs. Develop keyword and linking strategies. Ensure accuracy, clarity and consistency in environmental news stories and work well with our small content team. Use Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Adwords, Yahoo Search Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, and industry standard SEO tools / practices to set goals and track progress for keyword campaigns. Set weekly, monthly and annual SEO goals and develop strategies to meet and exceed those goals. Report search metric progress at weekly staff meetings. Work with sponsor managers to develop SEO strategies for sponsors as needed. Assign and edit special editorial projects as needed. COMMUNICATION: The SEO Editor will be involved in strategy and in the creative process brainstorming with team members, offering direction to freelance writers and MNN producers to create and optimize content that will perform well in search. THE SEO EDITOR SHOULD: Analyze content and recognize whether it is appropriate for our audience and be able to clearly communicate content criteria and decisions. Manage time well. The right candidate will be a multi-tasker who sets and meets assigned deadlines. Work quickly under pressure in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment. Pay attention to detail and be committed to producing high-quality work. Be an enthusiastic and energetic team player. Take direction and offer feedback. Be excited about utilizing new trends and emerging technologies to attract and grow an audience. Have the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with others. Should keep track of metrics to determine how our audience is engaging with the content we provide. Work with Managing Editor and others to set realistic monthly goals. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree 3-5 years of relevant work experience Significant assignment editing and copyediting experience with solid knowledge of AP style, grammar and copyediting fundamentals Knowledge of the fundamentals of news writing and editing Excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively and efficiently with an international team of writers and editors Very strong personal organizational skills and ability to work independently; ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize workload appropriately and hit tight deadlines Ability to learn new systems quickly. Experience with content management systems and SEO management tools required.
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