SEO Assistant

Entry Level: Recent Graduates and Students London, England


Position at Wavemaker




Future Makers


GroupM recently merged two of its leading global networks, MEC and Maxus, to form a brand new media, content and technology agency – one of the largest in the world. WAVEMAKER exists to be Future Makers: to build brands that pioneer the future, inspire society and move customers to action. What started with a blank page and a fresh perspective has resulted in building an agency of future.


Bound together by our Purchase Journey approach, we help clients translate audience behaviours and insights into smart decisions today, for a prosperous tomorrow. Our organizational capabilities and specialisms, along with the talents of our 8,500 people are united through our focus on understanding, accelerating and optimizing purchase journeys. Our obsession with purchase journeys is apparent in the solutions we create for clients, in how we structure ourselves and in the job roles our people perform. So a job a WAVEMAKER may not sound like a job at any other agency, and that’s because it isn’t.


Our people are encouraged to become the best versions of themselves and share the values and behaviours of what we refer to as PACED -  passionate, agile, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and diverse. With our combined global heritage coming together to create something new; our people are the brains, the data experts and the thinkers of the GroupM family.


WAVEMAKER is a leader in its field.  We’re in front of transformation, making waves by making bold choices. It means the impact of our choices today creates momentum into the future.


Our vision is simple: To become the most distinctive and admired media, content and technology agency in the world.


The future is not only coming, it’s now.


Job Title:SEO Assistant


About the role

The Organic Performance Assistant’s role is to assist the wider team in delivering high quality work and world-class client service that creates strong relationships with clients. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in SEO and organic search or online marketing alongside a basic knowledge of digital content marketing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the Account Manager to research and prepare background information for briefs and presentations
  • Developing an understanding of the client’s business, brand, sector, competitors and audiences
  • Pulling reports and providing suggestions as to where we may have seen spikes or falls in organic traffic
  • Proactively supporting the account team
  • Keeping up to date with SEO news and have the ability to discuss trends which may be applicable to clients
  • Making onsite technical recommendations to share with the wider team
  • Setting up meetings and booking meeting rooms where required
  • Be an effective ambassador for MEC in all dealings


About you

We are looking for a confident and articulate candidate who is keen to pursue a career in SEO or digital marketing. The ideal candidate will be extremely proactive and someone who has the confidence to feed in thoughts and suggestions in improving clients’ visibility in the search results. Whilst agency experience is not expected, the candidate should be extremely keen to learn more about this market discipline and progress in this area.

Key Skills & Behaviours

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative thinking and confidence to share suggestions with the wider team
  • Analytical skills, evaluation of key trends and client results data
  • Curious about the digital marketing industry and keen to learn more
  • Ability to use their own initiative in completing tasks

About us

The Organic Performance team is part of WM Content – the content division of MEC. We work extremely closely with the Partnerships, Digital Engagement and Sports and Events team to provide valuable content which works hard for our clients. Our current clients include BMW, MINI, Aviva, Nationwide and PHE however after several new business this list is likely to quickly expand. The Organic Performance team is split between Global and UK, however we are looking for a keen new member of the team to support the UK side in providing exceptional service to our clients.

What are the best bits about the role?

  • There is always something new to learn. There are often big changes within the industry which often shakes up what you are currently doing and means you will have something different to learn about
  • You will see how the work that you are doing aligns with wider marketing channels across the business
  • Coming up with creative ways to reflect consumers changing search behaviour within a client’s site



What are the ideal attributes for this role?

  • Curious – keen to learn and has an interest in the digital industry
  • Confident - enough to question the way in which things are done if they feel there is a better alternative
  • Collaborative – able to approach teamwork with a positive attitude


What is the team like?

The team is spread out across two halves – global and UK. This role is hiring for the UK side whose clients include BMW, MINI, Aviva and Nationwide. Currently the team is fairly small, however we are going through a period of growth at the moment with several new business wins and it is likely the team will continue to expand, especially with the merger with Maxus in the New Year.

Application instructions

Please apply here with your CV and covering letter.

Applications go to Kitty in the GroupM Future Talent team. For any questions or technical support please email Email applications will not be considered.

A UK/EU/EEA passport with full rights to work in the UK is required.

If you require any assistance throughout your recruitment process, please call the Future Talent Team on 02071585400 to discuss your requirements.

We are an equal opportunities employer

All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.






We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.