SEO Specialist

Performance Marketing New York, New York


Position at Havas Media

The SEO Specialist will primarily be to support the team in client management and tactical execution of SEO accounts.

  • You will hold joint responsibility with your SEO manager in the performance, management, and analysis of client organic search accounts
  • You are pivotal to providing data to help the team derive insight and achieve client success KPIs
  • You may be responsible for independently managing smaller, less demanding clients

You will also learn on the job competencies in SEO, which will develop your skills/knowledge in performance marketing and the wider digital media space. 

Main Responsibilities


  • Support on and eventual ownership of day-to-day client relationship and communication
  • Keyword research
  • Auditing and monitoring of client websites/assets
  • Use of SEO tools to perform competitor research, detect technical issues, analyze link profile, and identify content opportunities
  • Delivery of innovative ideas to drive organic traffic and engagement performance
  • Support on and development of organic strategy for clients


  • Creation of accurate reporting to account/client specifications and KPIs
  • Monitoring and analysis of SEO data via weekly or monthly reports to detect red flags, drive optimization strategy, and effectively manage organic performance
  • Ensuring client accounts are maintaining performance against targets/objectives
  • Interpreting performance reporting data for clients on a regular basis
  • Presenting performance updates to clients on a regular basis


  • Meeting attendance, note-taking, and scheduling


  • Partner day-to-day with colleagues to meet needs of the US businesses

Ideal Experience

  • 1+ years’ experience in SEO
  • Interest in and understanding of all aspects of digital media
  • Numeracy skills
  • Writing skills
  • Knowledge of/experience with MS Excel
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Excellent communication
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Thorough attention to detail

The Type of Character We Are Looking For

The people at HMG make it a great place to work. There is a great sense of support and it is a meritocracy where star quality gets rewarded. The following qualities sum up the type of characters we have and look to employ.

  • Gravitas and confidence, someone who can comfortably deal with the receptionist to the CEO
  • A high energy, positive, can-do person who is never satisfied, and is always looking for ways to improve what we do
  • Someone who can make things happen and likes to be accountable
  • A clear communicator
  • A leader, team player and a passionate motivator, who can communicate and relate to all levels of people. We are committed, driven and action oriented, but we also like to have fun