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…


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?


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.


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

Project Manager

Apex, NC

Locomotive is expanding its award-winning digital marketing agency and we are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our team.

As a company, we believe in the importance of maintaining a strong and effective working relationship with our clients. We also believe great client service comes from creating a strong and supportive work environment of innovation, creative thinking, transparency, honesty and hard work. If you believe in the power of digital marketing, want to make an impact for clients and be a part of something special, let’s talk.

As a project manager, you are one of the primary liaisons between the internal Adapt 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:


  • 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.



    • 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.


      • 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.

Director, SEO

Apex, NC or Remote


SEO Driven: You will be charged with leading strategic and executional initiatives that deliver client revenue performance improvement. You will be the front line, and responsible for uncovering and accountable for the execution of the tactics that will move the needle for the client, and overall success of engagement.

Additional responsibilities include:

Adding structure, as an “owner” of technical and on-page SEO for the client team with the agency,

Assessing and developing complex, multi-faceted strategies on behalf of clients that translate to tactical quarterly deliverables to drive business benefit and client buy in,

Performing thorough, detailed website analysis, identifying current problems and opportunities, with a focus on crawlability, site architecture and site content.

Serving as a primary point of contact internally and externally about SEO, keeping folks updated on project statuses and reaching out proactively with new opportunities.

Staying up to date on current industry practices, news and algorithm updates.

Client Focus: Your goal will be to proactively build critical client relationships, by displaying we are an extension of their internal team, not just an agency handing off deliverables.

Additional responsibilities include:

Attending and leading client and agency meetings to present deliverables, campaign strategies, and tactics.

Working closely with project managers to manage budget, scope, and timeline for retainers and one-off projects.

Tracking client initiatives to ensure strategies are being executed and if not, proactively reaching out to client to find workarounds or other solutions. Additionally, tracking how implemented client initiatives are impacting site performance.

In-House Expert: You will be positioned as one of the agency’s experts on all things related to SEO. Not only does this need to be translated to the client and through client deliverables but also to help grow the agency’s expertise, processes and approach.


Being a team leader that contributes to growing the agency’s expertise, processes and approach.

Working with analysts to plan each month’s work for retainer clients and reviewing all client deliverables to ensure quality and strategy are being met.

Effectively communicating objectives of projects to team members to receive desirable outcome.

The ability to self-manage and be an effective, positive participant alongside your fellow employees.

Understanding and providing direction for agency resources to be optimally utilized to drive client benefit and long-term consulting relationship.


You’ll have at least 6 to 10 years experience in conducting SEO campaigns and related work, with high preference given to candidates with extended agency experience,

You have a strong analytical aptitude and are open and friendly. Diving deep into HTML and analyzing a spreadsheet doesn’t scare you. You probably have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in business, marketing, communications, library science, computer science, information systems, or similar,

You can translate complex ideas to easy to understand concepts for clients,

You have a high standard for quality, ensuring all deliverables are top-notch, communicate clearly, completed prior to deadlines, and on strategy,

Solid understanding of algorithms and recent Google updates,

Strong data analytics and strategy background,

A business mindset to be able to communicate and manage requirements of stakeholders both internal and client facing,

Ability to think strategically and drive solid results to grow the business,

Ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization, fostering strong cross-functional teamwork,

Strong experience in the use of commercially available key SEO industry tools, as well as the drive and motivation to learn how to use our proprietary tools,

Exceptional oral, written, presentation, and communication skills,

Excellent interpersonal skills and an eagerness to work as a member of a team.

Compensation & Benefits:

· 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,

· This position is remote-employee friendly, or you can work out of our Apex, NC location.

*Read this before applying:

We will be reading all cover letters (this is a requirement for consideration), so make sure you send one customized for this role. Tell us some things about yourself professionally, and personally, as well as sell us on yourself for this role. Submissions with copy/pasted cover letters or no cover letter will not be reviewed and promptly rejected.

PPC Analyst

Apex, NC or Remote

Are you skilled at creating and analyzing dynamic PPC campaigns that convert and yield outstanding results? We are looking for our next team member to come on board at Locomotive. This position is responsible for building and managing PPC campaigns across a variety of platforms including Google, Bing, and Facebook.

At Locomotive, providing an excellent service experience to our clients is always a top priority, so in addition to yielding great campaign results so our clients see a good ROI, we are also looking for a service-minded, congenial professional who is not afraid to jump on a call to explain reporting or propose new ideas.

Locomotive offers great benefits and perks like health coverage, work-from-home flexibility, annual conference participation, company sponsored 401k and more.

Do you think you could be a good fit? Send us our resume today!