SEO Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is seeking an experienced Online Marketing Manager to drive strategy and implementation of a unified and comprehensive SEO and Content strategy.

In this cross-functional role, you will be responsible for sourcing and drafting impactful partner case studies, articles, blog content, and marketing collateral, as well as working with Sales, Product, Brand and Engineering to ensure that our website matches key customer requests and use cases.

You will work closely with the Brand team to develop this content and with the Engineering team to ensure that our site is optimized for conversions. This is a position for someone who thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment, pays strict attention to detail, is mobile-savvy, is quick to take initiative, and can synthesize complexity into simple storytelling.w business leads.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements

  • Help refine our SEO strategy to increase keyword ranking (both # of keywords ranked and the ranking of existing keywords)

  • Drive content strategy for Square’s product and brand webpages

  • Define a campaign strategy and deliverables plan that meets or exceeds expectations including:

    • Keyword strategies for optimal on-site performance

    • Detailed content recommendations

    • Track and evaluate campaign performance analytics, based on KPI targets and baselines

    • Review rankings data against internal measurements for success

    • Improve onsite content through scalable large site improvements, content/copy tests as well as day to day ad hoc tasks (product campaigns, improvements on specific landing pages)

  • Some examples of areas of scope: Content/copy, translations, Metadata management, product names, page filters, etc.

  • Work with Brand team to scope and create case studies, testimonials, and customer success stories through customer interviews.



  • 6+ years of online marketing experience with end-to-end content marketing execution including conceptualizing, designing, launching and supporting online, interactive and/or multi-channel campaigns.

  • Ability to learn quickly, prioritize and work under pressure, adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demonstrate a sense of urgency -- while not being overly sensitive, quickly frustrated or easily flustered.

  • Deep knowledge and practical expertise in SEO optimization.

  • Possess superior organization, prioritization and time management skills.

  • Self-directed, amiable and composed under pressure.

  • Strong self-motivation, with a desire to make an impact.

Required Skills

  • Functional expert in online content previous experience working on SEO content projects (Meta tags improvements, copy/translation optimization).

  • Driven, analytical and able to understand the content nuances of SEO (key areas to focus on and priorities).

  • Understand the general SEO copy guidelines and are able to identify content shortfalls of a website.

  • Strong strategy and understanding of offsite SEO importance: PR, social and blogs

  • Solid analytical skills with key performance metrics are a must, with an understanding of Google Analytics, Omniture, Google/Bing Webmaster Tools.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required. Must have excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills and experience writing for the web.

  • Technically minded with a working knowledge of HTML.

  • Copywriting best practice knowledge for on-page and off-page copy.

  • Should possess a good understanding of A/B testing, website usability and conversion optimization principles

  • Experience with SQL a huge plus.

  • E-commerce/online retail experience preferred.

  • B.S/B.A. degree in a related field

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources