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Director of SEO

Downers Grove, IL
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Straight North is looking for an experienced Director of SEO to join the team at our office in Downers Grove, IL. This position will be responsible for SEO strategy, analysis and action plans for our most valuable clients. While this position requires participation in client meetings/calls, all day-to-day client communication and management will be handled by our account management team. This position will also be supported by our SEO production, content, link building and web design/dev teams. The selected individual will not manage any staff and will report directly to our Chief Operating Officer.


  • Perform in-depth on-site SEO analysis and recommendation documentation for clients and prospects
  • Analyze client backlink profiles and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Create long-term SEO action plans that drive results for our largest and most valuable clients
  • Identify, troubleshoot and solve SEO issues along with providing recommendations to clients and internal teams
  • Write technical SEO implementation guides for clients that require internal teams to make website changes
  • Stay current with algorithm and SEO industry changes and effectively communicate across teams
  • Understand our SEO service delivery model and recommend improvements


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 4-6+ years of on-site and off-site SEO experience working with various website platforms
  • 1-2+ years of direct client management/communication experience
  • Expert in Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Screaming Frog, Majestic, Moz and SEMrush
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web server technology is a plus
  • Highly organized with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for client and prospect meetings

At our conveniently-located office, you will enjoy our entrepreneurial work environment and casual dress code. Our highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k), paid time off (for vacation, illness and personal time), health insurance, dental insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability.

About Straight North
Straight North is an Internet marketing agency with over 100 experts on staff. Our primary office locations are in Downers Grove, IL and Fort Mill, SC. We're successful and growing, with a steady stream of new clients. Our formula is to hire smart people and turn them loose. We'll listen to you, help you, challenge you, and above all give you every opportunity to grow in your profession.