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Salem Web Network

SEO Assistant

Salem Web Network
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 03/23/2011
Categories: Communications - Marketing/Public Relations
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Title: Link Building Specialist

Status: Full Time Salaried Position

Location: Richmond, VA Office

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Job Description:

Salem Web Network is seeking an SEO (search engine optimization) Assistant with link building, SEO best practice, and SEO content writing knowledge, excellent marketing sense, familiarity with the faith-based marketplace, and passion for building brand awareness for the largest online network of Christian properties in the world. The SEO Assistant will be responsible for building links to Salem Web Network properties, writing link bait articles, completive research and project/campaign management. The ideal candidate is a self-motivator who enjoys keeping up with industry best practices for link building, can see the big picture for the overall goal but is also detail oriented and able to manage their activities, tracking, and reporting. Other attributes should include a well-rounded knowledge of the Web, communicating well with others, thinking creatively, and working aggressively.


• Develop comprehensive link building strategies and reporting including directories, blogs, bookmarking sites, and social media
• Write link bait articles that are keyword optimized
• Work with the Director of Marketing and SEO to grow brand awareness of SWN properties
• Perform keyword research to identify new link building targets
• Recommending link building magnets and new content for websites
• Tracking, measure, record link building projects
• Utilizing analytical and research tools for keywords, back-links, pagerank, social presence, competitive intelligence
• Working with Director of Marketing and SEO in developing and executing online customer acquisition plans designed to maximize site traffic and sales demand


• BA/BS degree
• Ideal candidate will have 1-2 years experience in online marketing, marketing program management, search engine optimization, or consulting
• Knowledge of SEO best practices and HTML
• Experience with pay per click programs including Ad Words and Yahoo Search Marketing
• Self-Motivator
• Experience with developing and executing link building strategies
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to position products in the market
• Understanding of Salem Web Network’s strategic and competitive position


• Competitive Benefits Package
• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Please forward cover letter, resume, and recommendations with salary requirements to, or fax to (804) 205-9648 Attn: Kristie.
Salem Communications is an equal opportunity employer.