Junior SEO Specialist Job in Cape Town, Claremont 2016

By | November 28, 2016

Junior SEO Specialist Job in Cape Town, Claremont 2016

Junior SEO Specialist Vacancy in Cape Town, Claremont Nov/Dec 2016

Projects Abroad Jobs opening in South Africa Dec 2016

Junior SEO Specialist Recruitment Vacancies in South Africa 2016


Remuneration: Market related
Location: Cape Town, Claremont
Education level: Degree
Job level: Junior
Type: Permanent


Job description

At Projects Abroad, we’re passionate about travelling with a purpose. We love travel, and we love making a positive difference in communities around the world. We run projects in dozens of countries, where we send volunteers to help with anything from medicine and healthcare to education and conservation.

We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.

We’re expanding our content team in Cape Town, and we’re looking for a South African resident to fill the role of Junior SEO Specialist. We currently have over 20 websites (www.projects-abroad.net) and the Junior SEO Specialist will help make our websites rank better on search engines. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for an international organisation with offices across the globe.

The role

Working closely with our teams worldwide, you will help advise on content and non-technical SEO. You will help create keyword maps and monitor our SERP-rankings. You will be responsible for setting SEO priorities and work alongside each marketing office to check on their progress. You will work with different marketing offices to make sure that our SEO strategy is in line with, and complements, our overall marketing strategy.

This will include

  • Keyword research
  • Creating and maintaining keyword maps
  • Optimising meta-data
  • Traffic monitoring and recommendations
  • SEO audits and competitor research
  • SERP-ranking monitoring
  • Recommending new pages
  • Recommending improvements to existing pages
  • Keeping up to date with the latest developments and trends in SEO
  • Setting deadlines and making sure they are kept
  • Briefing managers and directors on search performance, and advising on new opportunities and areas for improvement


You will be employed on a permanent contract, subject to a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment is dependent upon receipt of satisfactory references and personal interview.

Salary and benefits

You will be paid a competitive salary as well as agreed day-to-day work-related expenses, the exact salary depends upon your experience and will be discussed with you during the interview.

Are you interested?

Great! We want to hear from you. We’re looking for:

  • A one-page cover letter, telling us why you’re perfect for this role
  • A one-page CV, clearly outlining the experience or training you have that’s relevant to this role

Please upload these as a single pdf when applying using the apply button on this page.


  • Be a South African resident currently in Cape Town
  • Be fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Be interested in international travel
  • Have a passion for content marketing, and eager to develop your SEO skills across multiple markets and languages
  • Have at least 6 months’ experience of working in SEO
  • Have some experience in using SEO tools (such as Google Keyword Planner, Moz, Raven Tools, Majestic)
  • Have basic knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Have intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Be comfortable working with HTML
  • Be detail-oriented

This is an entry-level position and would suit someone with a strong interest and some experience in SEO, and who would like to develop their skills and experience.