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SEO Executive Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of an SEO Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats.
  • Role mission: Goals, team and resources to make it happen.


  • Develop and execute SEO strategies for improved website visibility and rankings.
  • Conduct comprehensive keyword research to optimize website content.
  • Ensure technical SEO compliance for optimal website performance.
  • Monitor and report on key SEO performance metrics regularly.
  • Analyze competitors' strategies and industry trends for insights.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for integrated marketing efforts.
  • Stay updated with evolving SEO best practices and algorithm changes.
  • Drive continuous improvement in SEO tactics to achieve goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in SEO, digital marketing, or related fields, preferably in an executive role.
  • Comprehensive understanding of search engine algorithms and ranking factors.
  • Proficiency in SEO tools such as Google Analytics, SEMrush, Moz, etc.
  • Strong analytical skills for keyword research, data analysis, and performance tracking.
  • Exceptional leadership and management capabilities to oversee SEO strategies and teams effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for collaboration and reporting.
  •  Ability to adapt to evolving SEO trends and algorithm updates swiftly.
  •  Experience with content management systems (CMS) and web analytics platforms.


  • Fluency in multiple languages besides English, such as Spanish, French, or German, to facilitate communication with international clients and audiences.
  •  Previous experience in broader marketing roles or traffic acquisition can offer insights into customer behavior and market trends, enhancing SEO strategy development.
  •  Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in digital marketing can provide opportunities to leverage innovative approaches for SEO success.
  • Certification in Google Analytics, Google Ads, or other relevant platforms can demonstrate expertise and commitment to staying updated with industry standards and best practices.
  • Experience with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization (CRO) can complement SEO efforts by maximizing website performance and user experience.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Digital, you can check the SEO Manager job description.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other sales and business development positions, check our Digital Marketing Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.