Head of Editorial SEO

Head of Editorial SEO
Location: MailOnline Headquarters – NYC – Astor Place
Salary: $90,000 – $100,000 depending on experience
Position: Permanent
Job Description
MailOnline’s SEO team is growing. We’re looking to complement and expand our NYC unit with some additional Senior SEO positions including a Head of Editorial SEO. The right candidate for this role will have an impeccable background in search engine optimisation, extensive experience of working in a newsroom environment and a proven track record of delivering results.
Applicants must demonstrate a sound understanding of SEO best practices and be able to apply those principles in a fast-paced digital publishing setting. The ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills, thrive under pressure and have a passion for growing new audiences and driving traffic to the Mail brand. They will have a solid understanding of editorial, commercial and technical SEO and be able to articulate the value of SEO to senior stakeholders.
They will also be able to lead a growing and diverse team and support the Head of SEO in devising and implementing new strategies across the newsroom. 
Requirements and accountabilities

Significant newsroom experience – journalism background preferred
Confident with a range of SEO tools (eg SEMRush, Google Trends, News Dashboard)
Ability to spot trends, identify traffic-driving opportunities and communicate those to the newsroom
Make recommendations on SEO best practices and optimise stories 
Sound understanding of Google Discover, Google News, organic search and Top Stories – and how to grow traffic across these referrers
Be an enthusiastic evangelist for SEO in the newsroom
Produce and deliver robust SEO strategies to drive audience in key areas
Analyse and report on successes and failures to stakeholders
Coordinate SEO advice, lead SEO presence in newsroom conferences and inform editorial with clear SEO-lead insights
Competence in technical SEO would be an asset 
Manage rotas and carry out SEO training
Flexibility regarding shift patterns (some evening and weekends will be required)

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.
Please apply by sending an up-to-date Resume, a note about yourself and why you’d be perfect for the team.
About dmg::media
dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, metro.co.uk and inews.co.uk reach more than 11m people daily in the UK.* Globally, our brands reach 180m unique browsers every month.** In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.
dmg media’s newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to their readers.
*PAMCo 1 2020 ** Omniture April 2021
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We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.

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