Junior SEO Specialist

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Who We’re Looking For

A Junior SEO Specialist completes client work under the supervision and direction of the Team Lead or other individual practitioners within the team. They are successful if they complete client-based work regularly and understand how their work fits into the overall strategy for a client project.

Junior Specialists will not typically have client-facing responsibilities unless such communications are approved by the Team Lead.

Junior Specialists will work agnostically across client accounts but may specialize on individual accounts as instructed by the Team Lead.

What You’ll Do

  • Support other SEO team practitioners to help complete deliverables for clients
  • Partner with Strategists and Senior Strategists to offer recommendations for organic opportunities, including: technical SEO, on and off-page SEO
  • Partner with Strategists and Senior Strategists to track, measure, and report on all campaign work each month
  • Contribute to the Portent blog and marketing initiatives
  • Stay current with industry trends and standard methodologies

What You’ll Need

  • 1-2 years of professional working experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Basic knowledge of search engines, how they work, and the factors involved in rankings (preferred but not required)
  • Basic knowledge of technical SEO, on-page SEO, and off-page SEO (preferred but not required)
  • Basic knowledge of SEO tools: Google Analytics, Google SearchConsole, Screaming Frog, Moz, Ahrefs or SEMrush (preferred but not required)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively collaborate with senior management
  • Ability to complete 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 a killer 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/Remote Work Update

We learned from the new reality of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that remote hiring, onboarding, and ongoing employment is not only possible but adds value for our people and to our business. The accomplishments of our team while working in a remote capacity catalyzed us to embrace remote work as a long term strategy, and we are now hiring in WA, UT, AZ, CO, FL, IL, MN MO, NC OR. While our day-to-day approach has changed, our dedication to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping people to thrive both personally and professionally is stronger than ever.

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