Get to know us

HawkSEM is a results-driven digital marketing agency with roots in paid search that date back more than a decade. Our founders are based in Los Angeles and lead a remote team of marketing experts in over 20 states across the country.

As our team grows, so do our specialties
Our integrated approach to digital marketing includes a variety of service offerings, including:

  • Paid Search/PPC
  • SEO
  • Performance Display
  • CRO
  • Shopping Feed Management
  • Paid Social
  • Content Marketing

Mission: Possible

Our ultimate goal

We use our collective expertise to continuously improve clients’ digital marketing programs and provide impressive, measurable results. Our 98% retention rate speaks for itself.

How’d we get here?

By practicing what we preach. Through our own ConversionIQ System (which we like to call our “secret sauce”), ROI-driven strategies, and commitment to staying on top of the latest and greatest industry developments, we’ve been able to grow our client base through a steadfast commitment to their success.

HawkSEM is looking for dedicated team members who are in it to win it, ready to hit the ground running, and look forward to growing with us year after year.

Our team

We’re a diverse, knowledgeable team of digital marketers specializing as SEM and SEO managers, lead strategists, sales executives, designers, and content marketers. Meet our team.

What makes us unique?

We believe that even a great digital marketing program can be improved. Our team is made up of multifaceted SEM and SEO managers who are trusted with full autonomy and strategic ownership over assigned client accounts.

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  • clikconHands-on execution

Our clients

Through preliminary audits and transparent communication, we partner with clients who don’t have the time or resources to effectively manage their digital marketing in-house:

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    Mid-market and enterprise companies

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    National lead generation and
    eCommerce campaigns

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    SaaS, education, finance,
    healthcare, & more

Our culture

The remote team at HawkSEM believes in consistent, open communication. Our passion for digital marketing and constant knowledge-sharing keep us connected, no matter how many miles and time zones are between us.

Most team members are part of smaller pods and work directly with a team lead on strategy — always collaborating, never micromanaging.

What makes a stellar member of the Hawk flock?

  • Frequent collaborator with a love of learning
  • Obsessed with results
  • Passionate about the ever-changing world of digital marketing
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new strategies
  • Self-driven with an autonomous work ethic
  • Strong GIF game is a bonus
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  • Asana, Slack, and Google Meet are our go-to platforms for connecting to share everything from a new Search Engine Land article to a personal win that’s worthy of a virtual high-five.
  • Our perks

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    Actual work/life balance

    Gone are the agency days of working 60+ hour weeks. We know the best results come from people with the time and energy to live their lives.

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    Work where you want

    HawkSEM has been a fully remote agency since day one, which enables us to source the best talent from all across the country.

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    Earn what you’re worth

    We’ll provide you with a salary that is commensurate with your experience as well as performance, referral, and retention bonus incentives for additional earnings potential.

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    Invest in your future

    Work towards your long-term financial goals through a 401(k) plan with company match.

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    Enjoy your time off

    This includes paid vacation days, holidays, sick time, and baby bonding leave, as well as flexible hours when you need to attend an appointment or pick up the kiddos from daycare.

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    Keep your skills sharp

    Expand your digital marketing knowledge through webinars, forums, workshops, and comprehensive courses. Complete a course, gain points, and redeem for fun rewards!

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    Make your voice heard

    Join a collaborative team where new ideas and initiatives are encouraged and accomplishments are celebrated together.

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    Take care of yourself

    We’re pleased to offer medical, vision, and dental benefit options to ensure you stay happy and healthy.

You’re also probably wondering...

What’s the path for growth as an SEM, SEO, and Social Media Manager?

High-performing team members have the opportunity to become team leads. Lead Strategists are seasoned Hawks who are always promoted from within and trusted to take on the responsibilities of a manager while also acting as a second set of eyes and sounding board for 3-4 managers in their pod.

What does a week in the life of a Hawk look like?

  • Checking emails and organizing your schedule daily
  • Client updates and reporting
  • New client calls and onboarding
  • Meeting with your team lead (weekly) and the overall SEO and paid media teams (monthly)
  • Learning and development workshops
  • SEM Managers
    • Keyword research and consulting, conversion rate optimization, campaign setups and expansions, CPA monitoring, keyword bidding, text/image ads and landing page development with the web development team, A/B testing
  • SEO Managers
    • Keyword research, competitor analyses, onsite optimizations, technical issues and recommend fixes, blog content strategy development, editorial content calendar creation, content editing, and backlinks reviews

What resources would I work with?

SEM Managers:

2 internal designers, 3 internal developers

SEO Managers:

Our content team, 3 internal developers, 2 internal designers

What platforms and tools does the team use?

Google Ads, Google Ads Editor, Google Analytics, Microsoft Bing Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Facebook/Instagram Ads, SEMrush, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, SpyFu, Google Data Studio, Instapage, Supermetrics … if it’s effective, we’re on it. If you know of something that would make us better, we’ll try it.

How will my performance be measured?

There are tangible measurements like client retention, client feedback, and account performance. We’ll also keep an eye on the intangibles, like internal activity, knowledge sharing, and going the extra mile to help fellow Hawks.

What does the onboarding process look like for a fully remote company?

  • We start with a comprehensive, 30-day Asana onboarding project covering every task from adding an email signature and setting up health insurance to learning landing page design best practices and how our ConversionIQ system works. This is in addition to consistent video meetings with a team lead who will tailor your training experience and assist you in learning internal processes for things like client tracking, deliverables, reporting, etc., and adopting new/existing projects.
  • We also stay connected through Slack channels covering a variety of interests like fantasy sports, pets, cooking, tv/movies, outdoor activities, and many more.

If everyone works remote, what hours would I be expected to work?

Local 9 am-5 pm schedule. No need to wake up at 6 am on the West Coast for a 9 am East Coast meeting.

How do billable hours and time tracking procedures work?

They don’t! We lead with trust and confidence in our team members to work autonomously, allocate their time, and prioritize their work in a way that makes sense for their assigned accounts.

Spread your wings

We’re looking for a few awesome people who share the same relentless drive for results.

View Open Positions Below

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    SEM Manager

    Are you a passionate digital marketer specializing in Search Engine Marketing (SEM)? Can you show us your ability to optimize paid search campaigns on platforms like Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising?

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    SEO Manager

    Do you have a passion for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and content strategy? Can you show us your ability to achieve top search engine rankings on platforms like Google and Bing?

  • digitalmarket_manager

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Are you a digital marketing pro with well-rounded expertise in both paid advertising and SEO? Can you show us your ability to achieve top search rankings on Google as well as optimize campaigns on ad platforms like Google and Facebook?

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    Client Success
    Manager

    Are you a digital marketer with a passion for building relationships and driving client retention? Do you make your clients smile with a curiosity that identifies new opportunities?

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    Paid Social Media
    Manager

    Are you a creative digital marketer with a focus on social media? Can you develop and execute paid social campaigns that drive awareness and conversions on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn?