SEO Specialist

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SEO Specialist

At Open Social we're looking for a SEO Specialist to join our team.

Full-time · Amsterdam

Hi there 👋!

We are Open Social. We develop online community software (think: your own private Facebook platform) that helps organizations like Greenpeace and the United Nations fulfill their missions.

Open Social is growing fast! Because of last year's 1.25M euro investment from Peak Capital and Nimbus Ventures, we are growing our position and accelerating our rapid growth in Europe and the US. That's why we are looking for a new native English speaking SEO Specialist that helps us create awareness and traction via search engines to power positive change across the globe with our product. 

Sounds cool? Keep scrolling 👇🏻!

What's the job?

We are looking for a SEO Specialist to play a key role in developing, executing and growing our search engine marketing strategy, and in particular our SEO content and link building strategy.

Besides, you will be responsible for all SEO activities: on-page optimizations (like improving the website structure, advising in optimizing the technique, and optimizing and writing English content) and off-page optimizations (like improving external brand awareness and trust by PR activities and review gathering). Your goal will be to create bigger and broader visibility in search engines (we are mainly focusing on Google) in the United States and Europe. Having experiences with international SEO is definitely a big plus! Getting high rankings at keywords our potential customers are using will have your close eye continuously.

You will be part of the Marketing team where you mainly closely work with the PPC Specialist and Content Marketer. But you will also work closely with the Sales and Product Teams to understand closely what our potential customers need to figure out new SEO opportunities. Do you accept this challenge 💪🏻?

Scroll down for the job requirements and what we offer!

A bit about us

Open Social empowers people by providing an open-source platform to build online communities of like-minded individuals. Replacing traditional intranets, Open Social fuels bottom-up innovation within organizations.

Early versions of our offering have won the prestigious Dutch Interactive Awards. The project, Greenpeace Greenwire, helps more than 100 000 Greenpeace volunteers bring positive change to the world around the globe. In The Netherlands alone, the software increased volunteering by 600%.

We offer our software in different versions: a free open-source distribution, a fully maintained software-as-a-service, and an enterprise edition. It's built with the platform Drupal, a web technology for creating ambitious digital experiences and has more than a hundred thousand active contributors worldwide. With ambitious new plans in our product roadmap, we aim to decouple our software’s front-end and back-end and create a more customizable and flexible headless platform.

The project is developed by a team of 30 people in The Netherlands and remote across Europe. Our offices are based on the old market square in the middle of Enschede and in the tech hub from The Next Web in Amsterdam West.

Our mission

We are an open adoption software company, meaning our products are free to adopt and open to modify. We believe that open adoption drives the next wave of software. Our collective pace of innovation will be world-changing. Success for us means being the global leader in online community software for NGOs, social intranets and ideation communities. We power social change and innovate with open-source software at scale.

Your responsibilities

Think of tasks like:

  • Optimize existing copy and landing pages;

  • Write new SEO proof landing page content and blog posts;
  • Revise and optimize website structure;
  • Review technical SEO issues and advice on fixes;
  • Develop and implement a link building / PR program;
  • Analyze ranking and organic traffic and report on all important metrics;
  • Trend watching new markets and find new keyword and SEO opportunities;
  • Work closely together with the PPC Specialist, Content Marketer and Visual Designer to write copy, create visuals, and improve landing pages;
  • Set clear SEO milestones and goals per month (and achieve!);
  • Stay on top of the latest SEO trends and techniques;
  • Supporting the rest of the marketing team with the overall strategy, messaging, branding, design, and other tactics.


The experience you bring to the team

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) in Communications, Marketing, or similar studies
  • High proficiency in using (one of) these SEO tools: Moz, SEMrush, or Ahrefs;

  • Working knowledge of search engine optimization practices;
  • Proven track record in improving rankings and domain authority (and share them with us as part of your application!);
  • 1+ years of experience working in/for a B2B SaaS company;
  • You’re native English or speaks English fluently and have strong communication skills
  • You can seamlessly work together with marketers, salespeople, and engineers
  • You are able to organize your own work, work independently and take initiative
  • You don’t scare away from challenging goals to reach

(Do you have examples of great SEO results? Cool! Impress us with your portfolio 😉)

We offer you these benefits:

  • A position for 32-40 hours per week. Starting date: ASAP.

  • Possibility to buy equity in the company
  • Travel allowance and a modern pension plan
  • Inspiring workplaces in the heart of Amsterdam & Enschede (partly remotely is also possible)
  • Excellent hardware and comfortable workplaces
  • Fun team activities, from running marathons in London to an elaborate new year's dinner
  • Collective lunches. You can join us without a fuss!
  • A contribution for your gym or sports membership

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new SEO Specialist? Then we'd love to hear about you!

@Recruiters: thank you for your interest, but we got this!