Trainee SEO (Career Change) in Queenstown, NZ

Guerrilla has a new vacancy and opportunity for a ‘Trainee SEO’ in Queenstown CBD. No experience required!

This position is a permanent one.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small team optimising client websites. Working alongside the owner who is a seasoned SEO practitioner with over a decade of hands-on experience and a qualified and experienced Website & Graphic Designer.

Although the role is starting on a trainee wage, this will be reviewed in 6 – 12 months depending on the level of competence achieved during the training period.

The ideal candidate will be analytical and creative minded while looking for a career change. You will have varied background and experiences in a few industry sectors which you will use to draw upon during your SEO training.

It is of upmost importance that applicants are enthusiastic about learning more about the internet, Google’s index & search engine policies, professional SEO software, web platforms and social media.

It is not a requirement to have any knowledge of SEO, however due to the nature of SEO, lots creative writing will be required of you, therefore you will need to have a passion for creative writing as this in addition to the more technical aspects of SEO will make up a good portion of the role.

SEO involves a large amount of on-page and off-page website analysis. Combining web analysis, keyword research, technical SEO knowledge, creative writing and website content sharing on social media and other platforms results in effective online marketing strategies for companies trading online. The aim of the first 12 months will be to become competent and efficient in all of these activities.

SEO Job Activities

During the first year you will be focusing on learning how to:

– analyse websites using professional SEO software
– conduct keyword research
– write engaging copy for website visitors
– create attractive content for search engines
– edit existing content on client websites
– internal page linking
– external page linking

You will also:

– post content to websites
– post links on to social media and other platforms
– general on-page optimisation

Please note: we must stress that due to the amount of copy and content required to successfully optimise websites, an real interest in creative writing is required. Any basic knowledge or understanding of web platforms such as WordPress would be beneficial but not essential.

If you have the legal right to work in New Zealand and you are looking for a career change please get in touch by emailing your cv and ideally a cover letter.

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