Associate SEO Specialist ~ Cars.com ~ Remote

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Cars.com

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
August 4, 2022
Experience
1-3 yrs
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ABOUT US:

At Cars.com, we help shoppers meet their perfect car match, and people find their perfect career match. As one of the top places to work in Chicago, according to The Chicago Tribune, Built-In Chicago and others, we pride ourselves on a culture of growth and innovation.

Cars.com has revolutionized the automotive industry for both shoppers and sellers through technology and solutions for buyers and sellers alike. We never shy away from a challenge, move fast, collaborate across functions to approach problems from every angle. We’ve built a culture that’s second-to-none and share core values that keep everyone working full-speed at the same goals with the same open, outcome-driven and bold attitudes.

Cars.com is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater, FUEL, CreditIQ & Accu-Trade. Learn more here!

The Associate SEO Specialist is an individual contributor member of the Dealer Inspire SEO Department, who is responsible for assisting in the completion of client task work. Associates work under the supervision of an SEO to complete required client work, and in turn, learn the skills and critical thinking required to become a Specialist. Dealer Inspire Associate SEO Specialists work with SEOs (including Seniors), Copywriters and Performance Managers to help deliver industry leading results and organic growth, making strong organization, time management and communications skills a critical part of success in this role.

Associate SEO Specialists must complete, with accuracy and attention to detail, a heavy load of client tasks each month, as assigned. After demonstrating task proficiency, Associate Specialists may be fully assigned a limited number of accounts. While SEO experience isn’t required for this role as training is provided, critical thinking, time management, and being calm under pressure are traits that lead to success.

The SEO Department focuses on developing industry experts who love their careers, and having a team of passionate people who support each other is key – want to learn a bit more about our department and why we’re a great team to be a part of? Check us out! 

Duties:

  • Complete SEO training with enthusiasm

  • Apply critical thinking to provided SEO education in order to learn concepts and tasks

  • Accurately complete client tasks by internal deadlines, according to department standards

  • Engage in department goal efforts

  • Participate in and support case study and experiment efforts led by Strategist team or department initiatives led by Senior Specialists

  • Communicate proactively and clearly about blockers

  • Regularly keep up with SEO news and digital marketing trends

Requirements (within 4 months of employment):

  • Active interest in organic search, search engines and digital marketing, and drive to stay abreast of industry news and updates

  • “Always learning” attitude, driven by the desire to continuously gain knowledge and improve skills

  • Ability to comfortably and successfully complete assigned tasks within outlined time requirements and by required due dates each month

  • Ability to accurately manage a partial load of assigned clients

  • Willingness to work overtime as needed to complete client work on schedule

  • Critical thinking and reasoning skills; the ability to take learned concepts and apply them appropriately to unique situations in order to arrive at the most logical plan of action

  • Willingness to identify problems or issues and raise them to leadership, as well as present possible solutions

  • Adaptability; willingness to accept and embrace changing processes, gray areas, and new ideas with ease and enthusiasm

  • Scored at a 1 or 2 in all areas of the SEO skills matrix

  • Strong written and verbal communication and grammar

  • Adherence to company tenets and department identity statement

  • Must be detail-oriented with exceptional proofreading skills

  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate within a team

What Determines Success as an Associate SEO Specialist?

  • Clear understanding and capable execution of SEO tasks and concepts after successful training

    • Consistently meeting deadlines, within time requirements with quality work product and correct application of SEO principles

  •  High Levels of Engagement with Team, Department and Company

  • Drive to Learn

    • Regularly demonstrating a drive to learn, improve and grow in their role

Benefits & Perks*:

  • 18 days of paid time off, plus select paid holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Day & Paid Pet Wellness Day
  • Primarily remote or flexible/remote position
  • Fully stocked kitchen and refrigerator
  • Robust Health Insurance Options: BCBS, Delta Dental, EyeMed
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Subsidized internet access for your home
  • Peer-to-Peer Bonus program
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Weekly in-office yoga classes
  • Parental Leave
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Not a complete, detailed list. Benefits have terms and requirements before employees are eligible. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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