Senior SEO/CRO Strategist

We’re looking for a passionate Senior SEO/CRO Strategist to add to our tight-knit team.

Who we are

Orbit Media is an award-winning web design, development and optimization company based in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. But you can work from anywhere. This can be a remote position.

This role exists within “Optimization” at Orbit. Our unit focuses on improving websites after they’ve already been built: setting and actualizing a long-term vision.

Since 2001, we’ve been designing and building beautiful, audience-centric, optimized websites for a huge variety of clients in nearly every industry. We’re proud to be one of the first Illinois B Corps with deep roots in our community. We have fun and do great work. And we’d love for you to be a part of it.

Who you are

Orbit Media Studios is seeking a Senior SEO/CRO Strategist. Supported by a centralized process library, Strategists originate, collaborate, and communicate the vision when optimizing websites at Orbit. They’re versatile: constantly switching between technical and creative, ranking and converting.

Your role places you in collaboration with a “squad” of three others: Project Manager, Content Specialist (writer/editor), and Technical Specialist (developer/analyst). Squads work with up to six fantastic $50M+ brands. Together, we work with science, expertise, and integrity to help people run websites that compete at the highest levels. Strategists bring the passion for optimization that powers this dynamic.

The Job:

  • Lead an overall SEO and CRO strategy for up to six great brands
  • Act as a trusted advisor, partner, and friend in these relationships
  • Execute, communicate, and help endlessly iterate our optimization process
  • Design creative content strategies to achieve specific SEO and CRO goals
  • Validate ideas using A/B testing tools such as GrowthBook and prove success through data
  • Quality control of your team’s activities, including specialists in content, code and analytics
  • Collaborate with other Strategists through a common, centralized process
  • Expect overlap with these common job titles: SEO Consultant, SEO Analyst, Digital Strategist, Content Strategist, Content Manager and Account Manager

The Skills

  • 5+ years experience with SEO and content marketing topics
  • Account-facing relationship management
  • Technical SEO: audits, site architecture, experiments, etc.
  • Creative SEO: keywords, content strategy, linkbait, etc.
  • Conversion Optimization: varied testing, analytics wizardry, etc.
  • Possess (or acquire) Google Analytics 4 certification
  • Organized, great at deadlines, and leading others to be the same
  • Communicate complex ideas simply and kindly
  • Write at a professional level that stays in alignment with the AP Style Guide
  • Mastery of tools like Google Workspace, Screaming Frog, Semrush and Google Tag Manager

Brownie Points

  • Front-end web development experience (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Experience with data scraping, spreadsheet wizardry or other productivity hacks
  • Samples of past campaign strategy, execution and outcomes


  • 15 PTO days and 1 VTO (volunteer time off) day
  • 12 paid holidays, including a floating holiday and PTO from Xmas to New Years
  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • Simple IRA with 3% matched by Orbit
  • Paid parental leave
  • STD/LTD options
  • Identity Protection option
  • Budget for professional growth

Our commitment to an inclusive workplace

Orbit Media provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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More About Orbit

Become an Orbiteer

What does it mean to be an Orbiteer? It means being an integral part of building beautiful conversion-oriented websites that deliver genuine results for our clients. It means being able to be creative while working on small teams. It means never being siloed.

It means getting to be yourself.

We hire people at Orbit so that you can do your best work. You have input at every stage of a project, and your fingerprints are all over it. We love working with each other, we share credit and laughter, and we get better because we get along. It’s pretty nice.

Becoming an Orbiteer means being driven to build something, and having the freedom to make it your own.

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We work hard to give back

We love Chicago. We’re proud to be a Chicago company, and we use our talents to become an integral part of this city. We’ve helped donate over $660,000 in marketing and web services to deserving non-profits through Chicago Cause, a yearly charity we helped create!

We’re proud to be one of the few Certified B Corporations in Illinois. We practice good environmental stewardship and fair labor laws.

We don’t think it’s enough to do well. At Orbit, we practice doing good. We hope you’ll join us in doing so.

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We’re growing.
You can too.

Every day at Orbit we ask how we can deliver more to our clients (ok, maybe not every Friday). We want you to contribute ideas, take chances, and step out of your comfort zone. We want you to grow professionally and personally.

There’s a culture of work/life balance here that’s nearly unmatched. We have people at all stages of life and careers, from kids straight out of school to people with kids in school. We all hang out. We have game nights, beer fridges, and parties. We’re there at each other’s birthdays and concerts.

Because while we take pride in our work, and work hard, we know there’s more. Orbit is built by and for Orbiteers. Always has been, always will be.

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