SEO Strategist


Posted: 09/29/2021


Who We're Looking For:

SEO Strategist

Are you looking to take the next step in your career as an SEO expert? This is your chance to join a premier digital marketing agency and work with exciting clients from a variety of industries.

As an SEO Strategist at Portent, you will have intermediate expertise in SEO, a strategic mentality, knowledge around technical SEO, and excellent communication skills. You’ll complete work directly with clients and work alongside other internal teams (Content, Analytics, Outreach, etc.) to deliver SEO recommendations that reflect industry trends that align with client goals.

Portent sets the bar high for SEOs; this role is fast-paced and is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is passionate about driving growth and pushing the boundaries with innovative SEO.

Website & work samples are preferred.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner with the Organic Team Lead and Senior SEO to develop strategic recommendations for organic opportunities, including technical SEO, onsite SEO, offsite SEO, local SEO, goals, campaign strategies, and tactics.
  • Monitor client sites, seek out organic growth opportunities, and provide broad strategic insight around specific SEO marketing goals.
  • Track, measure, and report on all campaign work each month, partnering with Portent’s Analytics team when needed.
  • Manage client communication and interaction with the team in a timely and consistent fashion.
  • Contribute to the Portent blog and marketing initiatives.
  • Stay current with industry trends and standard methodologies.

What You Need:

  • 2-4 years of SEO marketing experience
  • Marketing agency experience preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of search engines, how they work, and the factors involved in rankings
  • Intermediate knowledge of technical SEO, onsite SEO, offsite SEO, and local SEO
  • Intermediate knowledge of SEO tools including Ahrefs, SEMrush, Moz, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively collaborate with senior management and staff
  • Ability to execute on assigned initiatives promptly
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-reliant, excellent problem-solver, results-oriented
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments independently to problem solve

More About Portent:

Portent, Clearlink’s agency team, is comprised of 40+ hardworking digital marketers, originally founded in Seattle, now with team members across the country. Portent has been supporting Fortune 500 companies to achieve their digital marketing goals for over 25 years, working in conjunction with many of the world’s biggest brands. We’ve built an exceptional team comprised of experts in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, Digital PR, CRO, Analytics, and Development to consistently deliver results for our dynamic book of agency clients.

Working at Portent means becoming part of a team dedicated to acquiring the knowledge and expertise that will keep us on the front lines of innovation in our craft. Not only are we passionate about gaining that knowledge, but we are also dedicated to sharing it with fellow team members, clients, and the digital marketing community. This cultural focus on teaching and inclusivity inherently drives connections between our people. Pair this culture with our organizational focus for career development paths and we hope that it’s easy to see yourself working here.


We believe that energized, well-balanced people with interests outside of work make the best employees, which is why we offer the following benefits:

  • Award-winning healthcare and wellness programs
  • Generous paid time off- 20 days off in your first year, in addition to paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Matching 401K
  • Weekly pay
  • Detailed skill development and training programs
  • Monthly employee recognition awards
  • All-expense paid vacations for top employees
  • Everyone is a part; no one is apart. Ours is a community for everyone. We embrace diversity in experience, identity, and perspective, not only to help each of us learn and grow, but also to expand the capabilities of our business.

*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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

*COVID-19 Update
We offer a fully remote hiring process: this means all your interview steps will be completed via phone or video meeting. We also offer work from home, with the understanding that in the future tis role may transition to an in-office, onsite position in our Seattle office. While our day-to-day approach has changed a bit during this time, our dedication to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them to thrive both personally and professionally is stronger than ever.