VP/Director of SEO
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Academia

51-200 employees

Online platform for free academic research distribution and review
Company Overview
Academia.edu stands out as a leading platform for academic research distribution and peer review, with a user base of over 210 million and a consistent record of profitability over the past five years. The company's commitment to democratizing access to academic papers has not only attracted significant investment but also garnered recognition from major media outlets. Furthermore, its culture of equal opportunity and diversity, coupled with its innovative features like bulk downloads that enhance research efficiency and breadth, make it an attractive workplace for those passionate about transforming the accessibility of academic knowledge.
Data & Analytics
Education

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$77.8M

Founded

2008

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

14%

1 year growth

41%

2 year growth

58%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
SEO
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Content & Writing
Requirements
  • Proven experience as a hands-on SEO leader, with a minimum of 7 years of experience in leading and driving SEO growth
  • Significant experience in growing search traffic (at high scale, i.e., tens of millions of visits per month minimum) for consumer companies dependent on content
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Proficiency in utilizing SEO tools, analytics platforms, and data visualization tools
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively across cross-functional teams
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a hands-on approach to problem-solving and strategy development
Responsibilities
  • Evaluate our current situation and develop a product roadmap for growing organic SEO traffic
  • Be a key thought leader on the ways in which we can maximize our content to drive growth
  • Grow and develop a world-class team that employs deep expertise, best practices, and innovative ideas to maximize high value search traffic from our content
  • Lead by example - we have a startup culture and while you will start with a great team (and grow it), leaders at Academia have a roll-up-your-sleeves approach
  • Drive significant impact by maximizing traffic from our content
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in disrupting the academic publishing industry
  • Experience in developing impactful products in the education space