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Bankrate SEO Senior Associate

Red Ventures

Red Ventures

Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

About Bankrate:

Bankrate is seeking an experienced Senior SEO Associate to help drive growth through our organic strategy. This role will encompass building and evolving our SEO strategy for one of Bankrate's core verticals (Mortgages, Home Equity, Investing, or Loans).

About the Role:

Being a Senior SEO Associate at Bankrate allows you to work alongside a highly skilled SEO community, expert Editorial team, advanced Software Engineers, and a world-class Design team to create a robust SEO strategy to drive brand visibility. You will have the opportunity to influence strategy development in partnership with SEO leadership, execute on an innovative SEO strategy, and work with internal product teams to develop tooling that enables you to glean better and faster insights.

What You Will Do:

  • Set Content/On-Page SEO, Technical SEO, and Off-Page SEO strategy from the ground up, collaborating with world-class Editorial, UX, and creative teams.
  • Analyze organic search landscapes to find opportunities that defend industry-leading market share, drive valuable traffic and bottom-line value for the business in collaboration with our experience and business teams.
  • Test, innovate, and build custom solutions with our world-class digital marketing, data science, and big data talent.
  • Leverage proprietary in-house marketing tools to inform strategic decisions with data.
  • Focus on improving brand visibility through organic rankings to drive full funnel visibility via traffic volume, as well as conversions that impact the bottom-line P&L.
  • Keep our sites and pages technically optimized for mobile users and search performance - including information architecture, schema management, semantic HTML, page speed, and other components of crawling and indexing performance.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Someone who wants to work a Hybrid Work Schedule:
  • Strategic brand road mapping, navigating the big picture through execution including web design, category expansion, and content planning.
  • A self-starting, curious, proven performer with at least 4 years of SEO experience.
  • Passionate about innovating in organic search, don’t accept theories at face value, and enjoy testing to prove effectiveness of tactics.
  • Innovative, on-the-spot, creative problem solver who demonstrates both technical and analytical skills
  • Strong data analytics skills; able to pull & manipulate multiple datasets to inform strategy with data.
  • Comfortability with measuring, interpreting, and making fast-paced decisions based on large volumes of marketing performance data.
  • Belief in the intersectionality of SEO and a strong user experience.
  • Familiarity with a number of SEO suites and tools including: SEOclarity, SEMRush, Ahrefs, and/or Screaming Frog
  • Experience working in the weeds with data using tools such as Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, Looker/Looker Studio, Tableau, Google Cloud Projects/Big Query, Google Search Console, SQL, and/or other common reporting platforms.
  • Diligent in tracking your competitive landscape. Capable of identifying emerging competitor tactics, changes to the SERP, and themes from algorithm updates and can proactively and quickly adapt strategy.
  • Comfortable with basic HTML for on-page SEO tactics.
  • Able to communicate with Engineering teams for Technical SEO fixes and UX updates.
  • Experience coaching direct reports, managing performance, creating a vision, and setting goals for a team.
  • Comfortable working with business leaders in forecasting, competitive analysis, and business modeling.

Who We Are:

About Red Ventures: Founded in 2000, Red Ventures (RV) is home to a diverse portfolio of industry-leading brands and businesses, strategic partnerships and proprietary technology – including Bankrate, Lonely Planet, CNET, The Points Guy, BestColleges and more. Together, RV helps millions of people worldwide make life’s most important decisions, accelerates digital adaptation, and innovates the online consumer experience by improving every step of the consumer journey – from first discovery of information, throughout the decision-making process, to transactions. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures employs thousands of people across the US and Puerto Rico, with international offices in the UK and Brazil. For more information, visit and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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  • Cash Compensation Range: $90,000-$130,000*
  • NYC Compensation Range: $90,000 - $162,500*
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience.

Additionally, the following benefits are provided by Red Ventures, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Health Insurance Coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) with match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Bonding Benefit Program



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