The Times and The Sunday Times, SEO Analyst

The Times
London (Greater) (GB)
01 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Nationals, News, Online
Job Type
Full Time

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for an SEO analyst to help grow our readership and reach new audiences through search engines.

You will play a key role in continuing the digital evolution of the newspapers and the integration of SEO into our workflows.

Based in the newsroom’s audience team, this hybrid role will sit at the intersection between editorial, data, tech and product. 

The role requires you to derive insights from data and make recommendations on how to optimise our journalism and website.

Day to day you will be tracking SEO performance and putting forward ways to maximise search traffic to different sections (such as news, travel and money).

You will also be responsible for making the case for technical SEO improvements and providing forecasts to inform the product road map.

Key skills

  • In-depth knowledge of editorial and technical SEO
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Experience working with Google Analytics and SEO tools
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to visualise data


This job is for you if

  • You always use data to inform your decision-making
  • You can explain trends and patterns in traffic clearly and concisely
  • You enjoy working collaboratively across departments
  • You enjoy keeping up to date with SEO and digital publishing developments


Apply with a covering letter and your CV by April 18.

To apply you must have the right to work in the UK.

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million readers each week and include The TimesThe Sunday Times and The Sun. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company with independent national and local radio stations.

The Team

The digital development and strategy department includes data journalists, newsroom developers, multimedia journalists, interactive news producers and audience development experts.

These teams find and tell stories on our digital platforms in the most appropriate formats and empower the newsroom to present stories in new and innovative ways.

Equal opportunities

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated. 

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.

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