Careers

We encourage curiosity and we deliver outstanding results. Come on board.

At LOCOMOTIVE, we believe in moving things forward. This includes our employees. We hire people that have a proven track record of excellence in their field. We make big promises to our clients and we believe in challenging ourselves to deliver.

Working here means being part of a team. You’ll be working alongside best-in-class SEOs, analysts, researchers, project managers, writers, technologists and business professionals. We can’t wait to see what your skills will bring.

Best in class has its perks…

Benefits

Use Your Noggin

Albert Einstein said “once you stop learning, you start dying.” We couldn’t agree more, which is why each year, every employee can select a conference, class, or certification that they would like to pursue – we’ll foot the bill.

Bright Minds Require Stimulation

We’re pretty sure you’ll never be bored here. But that’s doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good cup of coffee. Pop by our coffeehouse neighbor – the lattes are on us!

Work Hard, Play Hard

We like to celebrate our successes. Enjoy regular team building activities with us. We have been known to navigate ropes courses, show off our bowling skills, break out of escape rooms, and even show our more sophisticated sides at food & wine tastings.

Keep It Healthy

Wondering about health benefits? We offer those too! All full-time employees are eligible for our health, dental and vision benefit coverage. We also offer telemedicine. We’d like you to stay healthy, so you will stick around a while.

It’s Your Special Day

No, really. When it’s your birthday, it’s all about you! The entire team takes every employee out to lunch on or around their birthday. Sometimes there is even cake.

We Really Like Learning

Food always tastes better with a side of knowledge doesn’t it? Enjoy frequent lunch and learns at the office.

Save Those Pennies

Your financial planner will be thrilled! We are pleased to offer our employees a 401k plan with company matching options. Do you feel that piggy bank getting heavier?

culture

Work/Life Balance

We are pretty cool to be around, but you can’t move in. We believe that life is best lived outside these walls and we want you to experience all that life has to offer.

Work From Home Privilege

Working as a team is very important to the work we do, but we also know that sometimes you just need to hunker down and get things done. Experience the autonomy of working from home as needed to get your work done.

Casual and Relaxed Work Environment

We want you to enjoy your time here. Our office is in an old tobacco exchange building, refurbished to offer a modern, industrial, loft-style vibe. We like to keep it full of positive energy, so come casually dressed and ready to do your best work!

Dog Friendly

On most days, you will find one of our team members beloved pups tagging along with them. Of course there are some exceptions, but we love friendly dogs around here.

Networking Opportunities

Collaboration is key and so is learning something new. We are heavily involved in the local SEO community and regularly attend meetup events.

Transparency

We want you to feel like you are a part of this team. That’s why we hold weekly team meetings, offer 1 on 1 feedback and also include every employee in quarterly company meetings where we review goal tracking, revenue, new client acquisition and share company updates.

Core Values

Riding the rails with LOCOMOTIVE means upholding our core values. We are curious and driven. We are supportive and collaborative. We will always be respectful and we are honest above all else.

Ready to come on board?

Check out our current openings…

Available Positions

Digital Content Manager

Apex, NC or Remote

Responsibilities:

 

Content Development & Execution:

Translate complex (and sometimes boring) topics into engaging ideas. Push the boundaries and bring creative ideas to the table. We know how to make the best content for search engines, but we need your expertise to make it the best in terms of readability, communication of messaging, creativity, and effectiveness.

  • Write, edit, and manage high-quality content for websites. This content includes blogs, press releases, on-page content, landing pages, creative assets, etc.
  • Write, edit, proofread, and fact-check copy for brand consistency and accuracy.
  • Write for your audience – whether that’s a B2B decision-maker or a millennial online shopper.
  • Develop concepts, angles, and voice for all content pieces.

Planning & Managing:

You will be charged with leading the content creation workflow from beginning to end with account teams, content writers, designers and developers.

  • Build and manage a team of freelance writers with subject-matter-expertise relevant to client. This includes scheduling assignments in a project management platform, keeping track of writers’ workload, addressing any questions from the writers, proofing their work, providing constructive feedback, onboarding new writers, and processing their monthly invoices.
  • Support our internal project management team in developing content strategies and plans, including social media postings, blogs and website content.
  • Work with project managers to ensure content is billed correctly.
  • Maintain content calendar for all assigned clients.
  • Interview new clients to obtain details about their company, brand, procedures, and desired tone.
  • Develop persona and user journeys that support and direct content planning.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your content by setting, tracking, and reporting on insights and meaningful metrics (KPIs)
  • Develop content performance reports for use by both the internal team and external clients.

 

Your Experience & Education:
  • Understands SEO techniques and best practices as related to content writing to ensure content satisfies searcher intent.
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • BA in English, Journalism, or a related subject
  • Understand design and the creative process.
  • Experience in managing designers and developers to implement creative content.
  • Excellent work ethic and communication skills
  • Familiar with (or be willing to learn) Google Drive, Teamwork, and Google Keyword Planner
  • Familiarity with WordPress, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and implementation.
  • Past projects that include using data to tell stories online.

 

Other Skills:
  • Results-oriented and able to take ownership of tasks, yet able to ask for direction.
  • Collaborative, constructive, inclusive.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Passion for writing with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Team Player with a positive attitude able to maintain a professional, friendly, courteous, and collaborative environment.
What You’ll Get:
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Healthcare and generous PTO.
  • A team environment with no egos.
  • Work with a variety of clients spanning numerous industry sectors, ranging from Fortune 500 to local businesses.
  • Your ideas will be heard and evaluated.
  • You’ll be able to make a major impact with our clients.
  • Because we’re a small team, you’ll have a big impact in shaping the company culture.
  • Regular Lunch & Learn sessions to help you grow.
  • We try to get everyone out to a conference at least once a year.

 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to amanda@locomotive.agency

Technical SEO Analyst

Locomotive is an agency that values quality, data accuracy, and impeccable revenue-focused insights above all else in our work product.  We love our clients and they love us.  We are looking for a bit of a unicorn here.  We don’t care where you live, what your background is, whether you have a podcast, or that you post weird pictures of your cats on Instagram.  We care that you are passionate about your work and that the two areas below sound like something you would enjoy.

Core attributes We Are Looking For:
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong eye for detail and ability to communicate issues and opportunities is a clean and simple way.
  • Understands the importance of personas, buyer journeys, and research stages.
  • Understand the data and tools that are required to give excellent insights.
  • Bottom-line thinking, can defend analysis and recommendations and tie back to revenue.
  • Driven to perform and provide value in your work.
  • Brutal honesty.  We don’t care about being right, we care about getting it right.
  • Curiosity and passion.  An inner drive to know more, be prepared and own your charge.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Do multivariate page rank analysis on a 1M page website.
  • Develop Data Studio reports using crawl log, GA, GSC, and other data sources.
  • Give product recs by section, template/component type for WordPress, Vue, Angular, or React.
  • Work on your own R&D projects and test hypotheses with new approaches, algorithms, or technologies.
  • Take 500K rows of search data and translate into key topic and intent categories.
  • Setting up performance dashboards for an agency with 1,500 physical locations.
  • Work with company data science teams to ideate new product features (feature engineering).
  • Developing customer journey mapping from client data and research insights.
  • Create schema and metadata plans from a database table.
  • Piping client data into BigQuery.

 

Technology Knowledge:

 You will probably need some working knowledge in the following areas, but in the end, the technology doesn’t define the solution:

  • Python / Pandas.
  • Understand Google Data Studio
  • BigQuery, GCP, and AWS.  
  • SQL
  • React, Angular, Vue
  • Some interest in Information Retrieval
  • Crawling, rendering, and indexing.

 

What You’ll Get:

We are a small agency with only 12 people.  We like it that way.  Everyone has a voice at the table and everyone is given the flexibility in their work/life balance as long as they handle their work.  There are no sacred cows and no politics to navigate.

  • Salary commensurate with experience,
  • Health insurance,
  • Optional dental & vision insurance,
  • 401(k) with company match,
  • Telemedicine service for you and your family,
  • Flexible vacation, including holidays, and a company-paid annual break between Christmas and New Years,

 

How to Apply:

If you think that you fit our core attributes and the tasks above seem like something you understand and would enjoy working on, we probably want to talk to you.

Email your resume and cover letter to amanda@locomotive.agency and jr.oakes@locomotive.com

Project Manager

Apex, NC or Remote

Responsibilities:

As a project manager, you are one of the primary liaisons between the internal Locomotive team and the client. Your job is to serve both the client and the agency by facilitating the success of ongoing client relationships.

At a minimum, you’ll do:

Planning:

  • Define, clarify and create project documentation including scope, schedules, project status reports, estimates and other documents as necessary.
  • Schedule and prioritize client deliverables collaborating with Adapt technical resources and internal project management team.
  • Develop time bound milestone plans to support the achievement of client project objectives.
  • Provide input and direction on client strategies.

Organizing:

  • Coordinate and lead regularly scheduled project meetings to identify required actions to achieve timely completion as well as documenting all meetings and communication.
  • Maintain formal project tracking utilizing standard tools.
  • Access and identify qualified, available resources needed for the project.
  • Coordinate multiple resources and review of quality outputs for complex client deliverables.

 

Leading:

  • Clearly communicate project objectives, timeline, detailed tasks, and desired outputs to internal and external team members.
  • Monitor the completion of all jobs milestones through the agency and update schedules and team members as required.
  • Proactive in following up with clients and team members to ensure projects/tasks are on schedule and delivered on time.
  • Suggest and implement alternative solutions to problems with timelines, schedules, resources and budgets.
  • Review all client deliverables to ensure high-quality, professional outputs that meet client expectations.
  • Engage and motivate all necessary team members to ensure a successful client experience and outcomes.

 

What You’re Awesome At (Our Ideal Team Addition)
  • You are an exceptional communicator who can clearly explain ideas, concepts and strategies to either internal/external team members or to a client.
  • You’re the epitome of organization. Agency life is fast-paced from managing a variety of projects to keeping clients happy, we need a project manager who excels at multitasking without sacrificing the quality or letting things slip through the cracks.
  • You’re good at overcoming challenges and have a knack for figuring out new ways to do things.
  • You’re a self-starter with the ability to influence others in a direct and indirect organizational structure.
  • You’re a very fast learner who is able to process large amounts of information. We work with a variety of clients across various industry sectors and need to quickly become experts within their field.
  • You’re a good listener in that you listen to understand, not to only reply.

 

Your Experience & Education:
  • 3 to 5 years of project management experience within the marketing industry. Agency experience is preferred but not required.
  • You have experience and foundational knowledge in SEO, Content Marketing or both
  • Experience with project management platforms (i.e. Wrike, Teamwork, Basecamp, etc.)
  • Ability to build a professional presentation
  • Familiar with data analytic tools such as Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics.
  • Experience with other SEO related tools such as SEMRush, Sistrix, ahref, etc. would be a bonus.
  • You have a strong technical aptitude. Tweaking HTML and analyzing a spreadsheet doesn’t scare you.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or similar.
  • Let us know if you have any project manager certification.

 

What You’ll Get:
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Healthcare and generous PTO.
  • A team environment with no egos.
  • Work with a variety of clients spanning numerous industry sectors, ranging from Fortune 500 to local businesses.
  • Your ideas will be heard and evaluated.
  • You’ll be able to make a major impact with our clients.
  • Because we’re a small team, you’ll have a big impact in shaping the company culture.
  • Regular Lunch & Learn sessions to help you grow.
  • We try to get everyone out to a conference at least once a year.

 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to amanda@locomotive.agency