SEO Account Manager

Chicago, IL, United States Full Time

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Be Found Online is a fast-growing digital marketing agency based in Chicago, with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We’re passionate about the online space and we pride ourselves on our ability to bring effective marketing solutions to our clients. BFO’s talented, driven team is fueled by innovative ideas and a collaborative atmosphere. We live by being good to each other, speaking up, and making a difference, offer great benefits, a relaxed workplace, and constant opportunities for entrepreneurship.

As our popularity continues to grow, so does our need for people! We’re currently in need of a mid-senior level Organic Media (SEO) Account Manager. We expect you to be able to talk-the-talk and feel confident presenting data to Clients. You get bonus points if you’re familiar with other relevant digital strategies such as content marketing and/or paid media.

Role and Responsibilities

Act as clients’ primary point of contact for SEO projects

Create & execute SEO campaign strategies and project plans for clients

Drive overall organic strategy and tactics to achieve client goals

Manage aspects of client services including communicating results and

● Deliverables, making recommendations, and answering client questions

Identify new opportunities to further improve organic search success

Prioritize & delegate tasks to analyst and/or third-party experts

Ensure quality & timely delivery of reports and other analysis

Work with sales team to develop proposals for contract renewals and/or up-sells based on campaign results and client needs


Key Competencies

2 – 3 years SEO experience (required)

Firm understanding of SEO best practices

Knowledge of search engine algorithms

Knowledge of content marketing guidelines

Technical knowledge of website architecture (HTML, CSS, XML, JS)

Knowledge of web analytics platforms (Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.)

Proficient with keyword research/data mining tools and competitive analysis

High-competency level in MS Office (specifically Excel and PowerPoint)

Analytical thinker and problem solver

Project Planning/Management Capabilities

Skills and Experience

one year minimum account management experience (required)

Experience building long-term successful client relationships

Ability to recognize clients’ business needs and identify creative solutions to accomplish their goals

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and shift priorities while still meeting deadlines

Enjoys working as part of an industry-leading team

Curious and active learner who seeks out the latest trends in the field

Possess a good understanding of BFO’s vision, goals and objectives.

Acquires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to present ideas in user-friendly language

Self-motivated and self-directed

Possess the experience and desire to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Ability to pay strict attention to detail

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment

Company Culture

Continuing Education. We're committed to constantly learning and innovating through education and testing. We expect our people to be proactive and seek out information in webinars, whitepapers, blogs, etc., staying up to speed on the latest industry trends and sharing innovative ideas to strengthen the rest of the team. We offer frequent opportunities for our team members to attend conferences and seminars, or even get certified in something they’re interested in.

At BFO, everyone’s voice counts. We aren’t much for “red tape” or bureaucracy, and you’ll get lots of face-time with the founders. We understand that everyone offers their own unique set of skills and talents; therefore, no role is carved out in stone, and you won’t be stuck climbing a pre-established ladder. Bring your ideas and energy and let’s build something game-changing!

We pride ourselves on our balanced sense of work, play, fun and learning, which we exhibit in real-time at the office. Some days we might be found engaging in a nerf gun war, playing foosball, or having a couple beers on our outdoor roof deck. We're a goofy bunch, and we hope you are, too!

We are not the kind of agency that hires and fires people every Tuesday. BFO has an incredibly high employee retention rate, and we intend to keep it that way. We believe very strongly in transparency and in making sure our employees feel like they have an impact on the company as well as their individual success. We offer “open book” management, which means we share our financial details regularly with the team. This way, we can celebrate our successes, address potential risks, and strategize as a team to make the company that much stronger.

At BFO, we understand and encourage the need for a relaxed workplace and fantastic work-life balance. We offer a casual dress code (cutoffs and t-shirts accepted!), a pet-friendly office, an excellent health insurance package through Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2 weeks paid vacation, and designated work-from-home days twice a week.

Interested? Great! Send us a cover letter with the following info along with your resume.

Why you’re looking

What you’re looking for

And what makes you unique

We look forward to hearing from you!

NOTE: Applicants who DO NOT submit a cover letter will be automatically REJECTED!

*Principals only; no phone calls please

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