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The Role

Three Ships, a prominent and rapidly expanding digital lead generation business in the US, is currently seeking a Director of SEO to join our newest business unit, 3S Media. The Director of SEO at 3S Media will collaborate closely with the CEO of 3S Media to identify and expand into new high-potential categories, utilizing our successful playbook employed in building businesses across the Home, Auto, and Health verticals.

Once a new category is selected, primarily based on your valuable SEO insights, you will assume a senior leadership position in that category and initiate the development of a team comprising SEO & Digital Experience analysts, writers, and link-builders to facilitate business scaling. This role is ideal for an individual who excels at devising forward-thinking strategies and possesses hands-on expertise in achieving top rankings on high-value SERPs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm in growing, managing, and coaching a high-performing team, while driving the strategy of a key category profit and loss (P&L).


This position is based in Raleigh, NC, and we also welcome candidates from Charlotte, NC.

Your Day-to-Day

Develop and articulate a vision and strategy to enhance the performance of the P&L for a new category.
Establish and oversee teams dedicated to SEO, content creation, user experience, link-building, and development.
Provide exceptional leadership, coaching, and foster a positive work culture within the team.

About You

Possess 3-6 years of experience in an operational role within the digital media or customer acquisition field.
Demonstrate a strong background in SEO, including a proven track record of achieving high-ranking content.
Display a history of successfully leading teams to meet financial performance objectives.
Exhibit ownership and growth in managing P&Ls.
Proficient in complex analytical problem-solving.
Hold a bachelor’s degree in an analytically oriented discipline such as business, economics, statistics, or a technology-oriented discipline. An advanced degree, though not mandatory, may be advantageous, with many candidates potentially possessing an MBA from a reputable program.
Possess a competitive drive and a strong desire to learn.
Embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.
Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Alignment with our core values: Act with Focus, Get After It, Build the Team, and Grow Without Limits.

This role demands both comprehensive SEO knowledge (including on-page, technical, and off-page aspects) and solid business acumen. You will be responsible for contributing strategically to shape the vision for our upcoming categories while actively engaging in day-to-day performance analysis. It is essential to provide intentional support to the team’s growth through constructive feedback and placing individuals in positions conducive to their success.

About Us

Three Ships started as a digital agency in 2009 and today encompasses businesses in the Sleep, Home, Auto, Legal, and Health industries with 65+ owned and operated websites that help brands connect to consumers to buy with confidence. The Three Ships team builds market leadership in each vertical by leveraging colleagues with deep expertise from prior experience in top customer acquisition, digital media, and digital marketing firms. We bring a “digital edge” through significant domain expertise, proprietary assets, thought leadership, and a unique operating system focused on value creation.

Three Ships also forms strategic partnerships with advertisers and media companies to unlock growth through performance-based marketing programs. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Three Ships has offices in Charlotte, NC and London, UK, as well as remote employees across the United States.

The Package

As a full-time employee of Three Ships, you’ll have access to competitive benefits, including flexible time off, health/dental/vision, 401k match, an annual Relax & Recharge Bonus, an annual Learning & Development stipend to enroll in class(es) of your choosing, and up to $75 mobile reimbursement. If you join us in person in our Raleigh or Charlotte locations, we have an office stocked with snacks, coffee, and just about every other beverage you can imagine.

How We Hire

All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other discriminatory factors. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this role. All offers are subject to a background check.

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