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International Data Group SEO Manager, Consumer in Needham, Massachusetts

IDG is the world’s leading technology media, event, data and marketing services company operating at the intersection of media and marketing technology. We influence the most powerful tech buyers in the world — from business technologists to enthusiasts and everyone in between.

IDG Communications’ vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology. As the leading global media and data company powered by 1st party relationships, our collaborative, innovative and customer focused culture fosters success for our customers and our employees.

Upon joining IDG, you can expect a stable, consultative, and hard charging work environment along with an office culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement.

We offer competitive salaries, an outstanding benefits package and an atmosphere dedicated to advancing our passion in providing cutting-edge advertising & marketing solutions for our clients.

The Consumer division (known for brands like PCWorld, Macworld, Tech Advisor, & PC Welt to name a few) works closely with the rest of the B2B focused businesses but has a stand-alone element that allows us to adjust and apply strategies to work specifically for the nature of our Consumer business. Its revenue is spread across Direct sold media solutions, Indirect Programmatic and Network platform sales, Affiliate based revenues and paid for Reader solutions (print and digital).

As both media and marketing evolve, IDG continues its position in the market as a leader in delivering trusted solutions and content to its user base across the range of our 26 consumer sites across the globe. We have strong aspirations to further grow our audiences, traffic and revenues.

The SEO Manager will play an integral role in moving the worldwide IDG Consumer business forward. Audience Marketing is at the intersection of content and product with audiences flowing into our sites where they are monetized by Direct Sold Advertising, Indirect Programmatic advertising and via our Affiliate partnerships.

This role will report directly to our Head of Global Consumer Audience and will oversee the worldwide audience growth related projects and strategy. To be successful in the SEO Manager role at IDG, you must be confident in your ability to work toward aggressive strategic and audience goals set by the Consumer Leadership Team).

We are looking for someone with the ability to look down-field and plan for the evolving market while also ensuring our day-to-day needs and goals are also achieved. The SEO Manager will be the driving force behind SEO optimizations that lead to organic audience growth. They will be tasked with implementing the appropriate strategies, tools, processes, and metrics that will guarantee a positive impact on our overall traffic levels and revenue growth.

We are dedicated to advancing our passion as being the best source for buying and using consumer technology across PC, Mac and general/home tech areas. Upon joining IDG as the SEO Manager, you can expect a stable, yet fast-paced work environment along with a culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement.

  • Perform keyword research to identify areas of growth, competitive gaps, and keywords to defend.

  • Work closely with Editorial teams to create comprehensive, competitive content strategies across the portfolio.

  • Differentiate content strategies across global markets.

  • Monitor, identify, and communicate technical issues to Product and Dev teams, with an emphasis on global SEO strategies.

  • Track organic performance using various tools, including Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Ahrefs, SEMRush, Screaming Frog, and more.

  • Monitor competitive performance for opportunities and threats.

  • Work cross-functionally to support Editorial, Affiliate, Business Intelligence and Sales as needed.

  • Be the primary go-to SEO resource across the Consumer group.

  • Lead internal editorial training of SEO best practices.

  • Keep abreast of SEO trends, algorithm updates, and best practicesContribute to and support IDG’s objectives in creating a work culture that makes IDG a great place to work including - training, development, respect, diversity, inclusion and wellness at work.

  • Minimum of 5+ years of SEO experience in a consumer environment

  • Extensive experience and excellent results in increasing organic traffic

  • Understanding of international SEO content strategies

  • A solid understanding of how content and technical SEO work hand-in-hand

  • Strong awareness of the value and use of data to create strategic plans

  • Established track record of achieving organic growth

  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external partnerships; must be able to work with various internal stakeholders in a collaborative & harmonious way and drive projects through to successful conclusion

  • Must have experience with evergreen editorial content strategies

  • Experience utilizing a wide variety of SEO tools including, but not limited to: SEMRush, Ahrefs, Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and more.

  • Experience collaborating with Editorial partners on execution of content strategy

  • Deep knowledge and experience with technical SEO (ex: XML sitemaps, canonicalization, hreflang, robots.txt, URL redirects, Core Web Vitals, Page Speed, etc)

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Experience working cross-functionally with various stakeholders, and a keen understanding of how SEO fits into the Audience Growth Plan

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.

IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

ID: 2021-2134

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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Street: 140 Kendrick St