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Employment Opportunities in Bankrate, Inc.

 

Digital Sales - Account Executive

Chicago, IL
Reports to: Vice President - Midwest Sales

Bankrate operates a network of personal finance related web sites for consumers, with the core site being Bankrate.com. Our sites provide high-quality information and services using a variety of advertising and monetization methods. We serve advertisers by providing highly qualified and targeted in-market consumers.

As a Sales Executive for Bankrate.com, you will prospect and develop relationships with clients in order to grow our ad revenues for our cost-per-click rate tables and display advertising. The advertising base is in large part mortgage and banking institutions, with some insurance, credit card lenders, as well as automotive. The successful candidate for this important role must possess a blend of business and online savvy and a track record of success in online sales.

Responsibilities

  • Aggressively build sales pipeline via cold calling, networking and existing relationships.
  • Increase, initiate, maintain and deepen relationships with accounts in order to facilitate revenue growth.
  • Be an internal/external expert resource regarding Bankrate best practices, competitive landscape and specific competitors.
  • Meet or exceed monthly/quarterly/annual sales goals.
  • Review progress and discuss strategy with VP of Sales on a regular basis.

Experience & Attributes

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in online sales and business development.
  • Financial Services experience preferred; understanding of mortgage industry a plus.
  • Ability to build relationships with decision maker and influencers at large and small financial institutions and lenders.
  • A track record of success in working directly with both clients and agencies to close advertising packages that include both display and cost-per-click components.
  • BA/BS required. MBA a plus.
  • Articulate, well organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys relationship selling.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance as well as FSA plans and a 401k plan with a company contribution.

Please send resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

 

SEO Specialist

Bankrate is looking for a hands-on natural search engine optimization (SEO) professional who exhibits a quantitative/analytical approach to SEO. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong SEO capability, including knowledge of sound practices, technology, and tools. The ideal candidate must have a firm grasp of areas like site architecture, meta tags, keyword optimization, link building, SEO copywriting, and internal linking strategies. The candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams throughout the firm. He/she must focus exclusively on white-hat SEO approaches, emphasizing the best execution and promotion of our high quality content and resources for human visitors, consistent with recommendations of major search engines. This position can be in either our NYC (Manhattan) office or our NPB (Palm Beach County) Florida office.

Specific job functions include

  • Provides website recommendations that drive SEO goals and ensure strong presence
  • Drives on-page & off-page optimization for all web properties including technical optimization, high quality link building, and sitemap submissions, adhering to Bankrate and web standards
  • Performs competitive analysis and benchmarking
  • Collaborates with content and creative teams to refine and execute SEO recommendations
  • Recommends content approaches to gain natural attribution from authority sites
  • Recommends information architecture improvements to aid in search engine visibility
  • Monitors and measures search positioning
  • Keeps pace with SEO, social media, and internet marketing industry trends and work closely with the other team members to meet goals

Job Requirements and Experience

  • 2+ years progressive SEO experience implementing SEO practices for sites with substantial organic search traffic
  • Proficient with SEO
  • Experience with web analytics and data analysis tools; Adobe SiteCatalyst experience a plus
  • Solid technical understanding of web technologies, including search/web/internet protocols
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Ability to translate analytic insights into actionable recommendations that improve natural search efforts
  • Understanding of basic HTML, CSS and code structure as it relates to SEO
  • Experience with XML sitemaps, robots.txt, canonical tags, and redirect development
  • Knowledge of SEO reporting tools such as Bright Edge, Webmaster Tools, Authority Labs, Moz, SpyFu, Raven, etc.
  • Attention to detail with a strong focus on analytics
  • Both agency/consulting or in-house experience considered
  • Bachelor's degree

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance as well as FSA plans and a 401k plan with a company contribution.

Please send resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

 

Market Analyst

Job Responsibilities

This entry-level position is responsible for gathering personal financial rates and data via telephone, internet, email, and/or fax.  This data populates our website and appears in hundreds of print publications nationwide.  We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment as part of a team
  • Outgoing, friendly personality, comfortable in being in a high profile environment
  • Good clear speaking voice, enjoy being on the telephone for extended periods of time
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Banking background preferred, basic understanding of financial products required
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • College degree preferred
  • Local candidates only

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

 

About Bankrate
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, our flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsuranceQuotes.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, InsureMe, Bankrate.com.cn, CreditCards.ca, NetQuote.com, and CD.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.