Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency, specializing in media, analytics, and customer experience. The agency is a strategic partner, helping marketing leaders make smarter investment decisions, grounded in data insights. Rise manages enterprise-level analytics and campaigns across all channels of digital marketing.


Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full-service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire an SEO Engineer, a.k.a. Internet Marketing Consultant for our SEO team. We are looking for a detail-oriented and highly motivated individual that is excited about getting involved in an entrepreneurial company with an expanding Fortune 500 client base.

Summary and Scope

The Internet Marketing Consultant, SEO is responsible for overseeing all facets of his/her team and their accounts. This includes ensuring the development of impactful Internet marketing programs that improve our clients' organic visibility as well as meeting their return on investment goals.

Why Rise
  • Fast growing company with an expanding list of Fortune 500 clients
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Casual Work Environment
  • Great Opportunities for Growth
  • Equal Opportunity Employee
  • Must be analytically driven with elevated attention to detail
  • Must have demonstrated experience with basic data analysis
    • Regression and forecast analysis are preferred, but not required
  • Ability to understand semantic relationships between topics in the context of SEO optimization
  • Basic knowledge of technical components of web-sites or web assets
    • Website development experience is a significant plus
  • Written/verbal experience with a 2nd language is a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Above-average task management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience with excel or other spreadsheet tools
    • VBA skills prefered but not required
  • Executing daily client research and deliverables
  • Developing SEO monthly reports and insights
  • Utilizing multiple datasets to perform keyword research, strategy, and on-page content optimizations for a variety of different client verticals
  • Analyzing multiple datasets for technical issues such as http status errors, page speed, and log file analysis to provide client recommendations (training provided)
  • Identifying trends in keyword topics to help influence content recommendations, social media syndication, and information architecture
  • Staying current on changes and best practices in SEO and digital marketing
  • Performing competitive gap analysis to help identify areas of opportunity for optimization and content buildouts
  • Developing external link building strategies
  • Responsible for meeting hours/time requirements for client deliverables while maintaining quality of work

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 0-3 years’ experience with analytics, PR, development, content marketing, or SEO – preferably online advertising, direct marketing, or e-commerce industries
  • High competency level in MS Office including PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strategic and creative thinking – always focusing on innovative, but measurable client solutions
  • Results-and detail-oriented
  • Self -motivated team player who consistently strives to exceed goals and push revenue expectations
  • Demonstrate deep familiarity, interest, and trends of Internet Marketing is mandatory
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
  • Flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to new situations


Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of HTML, PHP
  • Working knowledge of VBA and JavaScript
  • UX/Site Design
  • Public Relations
  • AP Style Writing
  • Familiarity w/ MozPro, Linkdex or similar tool, GSC, Screaming Frog
    • Familiarity w/ basic analytics platforms (Google and Adobe)

Company Reviews

"A culture of innovation is not just encouraged, it's contagious."
Jess K.
Internet Marketing Associate, Social Media
at Rise Interactive
“The main differentiator at Rise is the people and the passion they bring to the job. Everyone comes here every day to give 100% and provide the best possible experience for our clients."
Jocelyn S.
Senior Account Executive
at Rise Interactive
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Why work with us
Currently, we’re over 200-strong and growing. Our extensive recruiting process, which includes a pre-interview analytics exam, ensures our agency is filled with smart, data-driven individuals. We know that having a committed, and curious team is key – and we strive to provide a nurturing, energizing workplace. We’ve been recognized with many accolades for our culture, including the National Best & Brightest Places to Work For list three years in a row. Along with our dedication to hiring Chicago’s most tech-savvy and quantitatively-minded talent, we also love being part of the city’s technology community. We’re proud to have been recognized by Built in Chicago as a Top 100 Digital Employer for the last five years. We’re also a Chicago Innovation Award winner, and our CEO has been named to Techweek100’s list twice. To top it off, Rise is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, with close proximity to public transportation, and convenient access to stores and restaurants.
As a fast-growing company, our commitment to culture runs deep and continues to grow and evolve based on employees’ needs. We know that a healthy, positive culture results in an innovative and productive team, and we invest in making Rise a top place to work. We are committed to providing ongoing training and development opportunities, both inside and outside of the office. We also offer employees an open and collaborative environment, providing a workspace that has no true barriers, and that really fosters the creativity of each individual. From celebrating award wins and agency accomplishments, to arcade games and Beer Fridays, and frequent team-building events in our office lounge, we always encourage collaboration and camaraderie among our employees. Risers believe in working hard and playing hard – and it shows in our ability to deliver top results for our clients, while having fun.
Perks & Benefits
Quarterly Happy Hours
Beer Fridays
Casual Work Environment
Robust health, vision, and dental benefits
Paid Time Off & Company Holidays
Alternative Seating & Work Spaces
Training & Development Resources
Volunteer Opportunities
Comprehensive Savings Program

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