Skip to content


Senior SEO Marketing Strategist

We are GRAYBOX, an award-winning digital consulting agency founded in Portland, OR. We plan, design, and build various digital brands and experiences, including websites, web applications, mobile applications, and eCommerce platforms. If it touches the internet, we can probably help with it. Whatever we do, we're always focused on having a positive, long-lasting impact on our client partner's business. We pride ourselves on our ability to wrap our heads around complex problems and overcome challenges as a team. Plus, we have some fun along the way.


  • Develop a deep understanding of client business goals and create SEO tactics to support those objectives

  • Collaborate and communicate SEO insight, strategy, and results to clients through the lens of their business objectives and priorities

  • Review and analyze client sites for areas that can be improved and optimized

  • Perform SEO competitive analysis

  • Prepare detailed strategy and insight-driven performance reports

  • Identify powerful keywords to drive the most valuable traffic

  • Analyze content for relevance to targeted keywords

  • Write powerful calls-to-action to convert visitors and keyword-driven headlines & metadata

  • Strategize effective SEO content for blogs, websites, and social media accounts

  • Develope link-building strategies

  • Identify and test new organic traffic channels

Qualifications & Platform Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in SEO strategy

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Google Search Console, SEMRush, Google Data Studio, etc.

  • Google Analytics expert

  • Google Tag Manager expert

  • Experience building reports with insightful, action-oriented recommendations

  • Experience making strategic, agile decisions based on data trends

  • WordPress CMS and agency experience is preferred

About You

Seniority DOE, but a successful candidate will:

  • Love collaborating and seeing results from your hard work

  • Be independent, motivated, dependable, and highly experienced. When you’re given a task and deadlines, you deliver.

  • Advise and consult on best practices as we build various sites. You love to learn and you love to teach.

  • Have a great communication skills. You will be interacting with clients and collaborating with multi-disciplinary project teams daily, so it's important you can communicate well and learn to empathize and care about your client's needs. Your ability to share your expertise is as important as your expertise itself.

  • Be constantly learning and love expanding your knowledge in the industry

  • Have a deep understanding of the broader digital ecosystem beyond SEO

  • Be great at working independently in a fast-paced environment alongside distributed teams

  • Be fired up and proactive

  • Ask questions, let others know when you need help and tell others what you need

  • Put time and care into each and every project

  • Have some experience in PPC and paid media understanding, hands-on experience is a plus

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • Starts at 16 days PTO (up to 25 days/year with tenure)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (partially paid for you)

  • $1,000 Annual Education Allowance

  • 401k + 4% Salary Match

  • Group Term Life insurance

  • Lots of small benefit options (Disability, Aflac, Pet Insurance, Etc)

  • 5 Week paid (80%) Sabbatical every 5 years of employment

Hiring Process

Our process generally involves 4 rounds of interviews; a phone screening, video calls with hiring manager, team members or specialists and CEO. Some of our applicants with technical backgrounds may be asked to complete a skill-based assessment, and review your results with an Architect. If asked to complete an exercise, you will be compensated for your time.

Please note:

A successful candidate will be subject to a background check and must receive satisfactory results, as a condition of joining the team.

By applying for this role, you confirm that all information submitted is accurate and complete. You further acknowledge that providing false or fraudulent information during the application process is cause for denial of an offer, revocation of any existing offer, or other adverse action, up to and including termination after the start of your commencement of work.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

GRAYBOX affirms the diversity of our local communities including race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity / expression. We welcome candidates who reflect our growing regional and national diversity.

GRAYBOX provides equal work opportunities to all team members and applicants, and it prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.

GRAYBOX Core Values

Our values are the CORE of who we are at GRAYBOX. They’re meant to be a guiding light about what it means to be “at work” and how we interact with each other.

Our values were determined in a collaborative process that included all-company surveys, and a series of moderated workshops with a diverse selection of team members & consultants.

Stewardship — Care like it's yours

Craftsmanship — Create with intent

Delightful — Cultivate positive experiences together

Growth-Mindset — Improve every day

Professional — How we work matters

Why Work Here?

GRAYBOX is the premier Digital Consulting Agency in Portland. We're experts in Digital-First Strategy, Creative, Technology and Consulting.

We plan, design and build a variety of digital experiences including websites, web applications, mobile applications, ecommerce stores of all sizes, digital marketing campaigns, videos and virtual reality. If it touches the internet, we probably help with it.

We have about 40 people on staff + an extensive network of local freelancers. The company was founded in early 2009 and is widely regarded as an awesome place to work.

GRAYBOX affirms the diversity of our local communities including race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity / expression. We welcome candidates who reflect our growing regional and national diversity.