SEO Specialist

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Washington D.C., United States

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

As our SEO Specialist, you will guide the growth and implementation of our US market by leading an SEO-focused content strategy, identifying opportunities for organic growth, and implementing technical programs and requirements. As someone who loves project management and data analytics, you have a passion for growing the organic search channel and educating other teams about SEO best practices.

You will:

  • Work with the SEO and Content team to identify new opportunities to grow the organic search channel in the US
  • Analyze data in partnership with global teams to understand market trends and how they fit into the broader roadmap
  • Build a longer-term strategic roadmap for Square US to help achieve product growth
  • Track impact of SEO and content projects to ensure SEO milestones and goals are met and provide recurring progress reports to Marketing and Product Marketing teams
  • Use data to educate teams at Square on SEO and provide support when they run paid/awareness campaigns
  • Partner with colleagues in multiple regions to develop agreement and prioritization for global SEO projects
  • Work with our technical operations manager to fix technical issues such as internal redirects, 404 errors, and internal linking enhancements
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to implement best practice SEO processes throughout Square globally

Qualifications

You have:

  • 3+ years experience developing SEO programs and improving Organic Search performance on global websites
  • Experience working with content teams and ensuring long-form/informational content is SEO friendly
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices, search engine algorithms, and ranking strategies
  • Data analytics experience in Excel / Google Sheets (can perform complex functions such as vlookups, sumifs, sumproduct)
  • Experience working with multiple SEO suites/tools such as Searchmetrics, seoClarity, DeepCrawl, Majestic, Screaming Frog, ahrefs
  • Familiarity with SEO analytics tools such as Google/Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Looker
  • Experience with semantic content optimization practices a bonus

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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