It seems that I mention Distilled quite a bit on my blog. I accuse them of stealing my page titles, I recapped their London conference, and today I must mention them again.
I am unbelievably excited by this opportunity. Ever since I started full-time in the SEO world six months ago, after a background in web development, software customer support, and running a book publishing company in Switzerland, I have read as much as I can about SEO and tried to engage with as many people as possible on Twitter. Of course, the good people at Distilled have been a huge part of this.
I am excited to work alongside Tom Critchlow and to have access to working with some large brands, building and executing SEO strategies. I know Tom will challenge myself and the rest of the team every day. I also think that moving to New York is a great opportunity for Distilled, and for me personally, to plug into the technology world. We’ll start out small and grow as we need to grow.
What I’ll Be Doing
I will be an SEO Consultant in the New York City office, working directly with clients on strategies for improving their visibility in the Search Engines Results Pages (SERPs for the non-SEOs reading this) as well as driving more traffic to their websites while increasing conversions. Our goal is to work with these websites and brands to improve their online presence as it relates to their overall company direction.
The Distilled Culture
Distilled is all about hiring the best people to work in the best company. They are constantly striving to be better. Part of this happens through unique and interesting ways to motivate employees, in ways that do not feel like motivation.
Tom wrote a great post over on OnStartups (that I commented on) about a few of the internal memes. Distilled has a Duck of Awesomeness that is passed around the office when someone does something awesome (duh).
I also recently found out that they have a Robot of Ownership, which is also passed around when someone takes ownership of an issue/problem or finds a cool new way of doing things, or generally just owns at life. Here’s a sweet picture that Justin Briggs sent to me the other day:
NYC is Hiring!
Are you a super cool person who is smart, hard working, passionate about technology and the Interwebz, communicates well with others, and wants to do cool things with their career?
The New York City office is hiring! You should apply NOW.