Sport SEO Editor, freelance shifts, The Sun Online

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Job Title: Sport SEO Editor (freelance shifts)

Department: The Sun Online

Reports to: Head of SEO

The Sun Online is the biggest mobile news brand in the UK - and still growing! - with a young, talented, diverse team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, TV and showbiz, lifestyle and family value.

Our hugely successful SEO team sits at the core of our publishing operation and is constantly evolving, driving search traffic, growing new audiences, and building engagement and loyalty with our readers.

Key accountabilities:

* Act as a daily go-to person for journalists and reporters seeking SEO advice or improvements to articles
* Make recommendations to journalists for relevant keywords and keyword combinations to target on Sport articles
* Report each morning on top pages/articles driving SEO traffic to Sport
* Pre-plan for future articles and events by building out topics and doing keyword research for upcoming exclusives or events e.g. Olympics
* Monitor trending data for newsroom suggestions and pass to Sport editorial desk
* Optimise top Sport pages for relevant keywords
* Forward link top traffic driving pages to other more recent articles to encourage circulation
* Monitor daily output and ensure relevant cross linking in articles e.g. ensure 2 other articles links in copy, relevant anchor text and links to topic pages. Either by editing themselves or by working with the relevant desk
* Ensure Sport articles and pages are correctly tagged
* Build out Sport topic pages and tag existing articles
* Edit and/or complete metadata on topics and articles

Key Skills and Experience:

* Editorial Sport background with experience in a digital publishing environment
* Interest in all things Sport - especially football
* Good understanding of the principles of SEO
* Experience of optimising websites for SEO
* Familiar with a range of SEO tools
* Experience of working within Wordpress


News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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