Content Marketing Director

Chicago, IL • Content Marketing • Full Time • Executive

Wpromote Chicago

Welcome to the Chicago office! We're located right next to the Sears tower, literally across the street. This puts us in the heart of the Windy City, about 10 minutes from a major Chicago landmark - The Bean!

We’re the second oldest office but the latest in Wpromote’s Fixer Upper series. Veterans like us get incredible views and an on-site gym! We're continuing to grow and offer some pretty awesome perks such as: Monthly Subsidized CTA/Metra fare, free use of state-of-the-art gym in the building, Office Snacks and Drinks, and Team Events like our annual office bowling event, Cubs and Sox games and many more!

Our team also loves to enjoy happy hours throughout the city (we may or may not have a spreadsheet broken out by day of the week), throw holiday-related potlucks (Christmas in July, anyone?) and host Fine Wine Fridays in the office (better brush up on your beer pong!) We also love giving back and volunteering together with non-profits around the city such as Open Books & PAWS.

Come join our team. We're excited to eat deep dish pizza with you!

Content Marketing Director

About Wpromote

Here at Wpromote, one of the nation’s leading digital marketing firms, we invite you to “Think Like A Challenger” and push our clients to take on the 800 lb. gorillas of their industries. Our crew of 300+ digital marketeers breathes in marketing and exhales ROI, and we challenge our clients and ourselves each and every day to surpass yesterday’s expectations! Our award-winning campaigns have helped hundreds of companies from startups to Fortune 500 brands thrive. If you’ve heard of Marriott, Verizon, Papyrus, TOMS, Wienerschnitzel, or Zenni Optical, you’ve heard of our clients. And we want you to join us in making our clients even better.

The Perks 

If you’re not already convinced, our amazing perks have made us one of the Best Places to Work in the US two years running according to Ad Age, and one of Los Angeles’ best places to work 5 years in a row. Here’s why:

  • 80% Coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Traditional 401k and/or Roth 401k matching.
  • Quarterly team social events
  • Subsidized train/metro passes
  • Unlimited PTO and an innovative Work From Anywhere policy that gives our employees freedom to stretch their wings - and catch the cable guy
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement 


The Role

We are looking for a dynamic Content Marketing Director to join our amazing team! Content Marketing has evolved so much since building old school back links to now where the right type of content at the right time equates to an actual conversion. This person will be rolling up their sleeves with their own set of clients along with providing strategic client support to their content managers. If leading and mentoring a team, providing content thought leadership, and building a solid understanding of how to leverage data to make content more powerful, then this could be a perfect fit.

You Will Be

  • Managing a team of from 2-6 content marketing managers by guiding content marketing strategy, identifying account opportunities and obstacles, and developing communication skills
  • Closely overseeing and facilitating the onboarding of new accounts that fall under direct reports
  • Interfacing with direct reports’ clients to collect feedback, articulate value, present strategy and strengthen the relationship
  • Providing bi-annual performance reviews and customized professional development plans for direct reports
  • Maintaining the ability to train account managers on all Content Marketing fundamentals, including content mapping, campaign building & planning, reporting, platform nuances, and data processing & analysis
  • Coaching direct reports on foundational skills, including clear communication, expectation setting, rapport building, active listening and conflict de-escalation
  • Continuously refining and updating the training process and materials for new hires
  • Leading content-related discussions and partake in internal or public speaking opportunities to help grow Wpromote’s authority within content marketing.
  • Maintaining sufficient knowledge of core digital marketing channels, including paid search, SEO, social media, email marketing and programmatic.
  • Assisting sales team on audits, decks and pitches for prospective social media clients
  • Improving business processes & workflows to better enable collaboration & efficiency between account managers, clients, and business units such as accounting or marketing
  • Report to Head of Content and other upper executives on key client service pillars: same store growth, retention, new business and partnerships
  • Identify critical client/account issues and escalate them to appropriate executives in timely manner
  • Collaborate across functions and silos to deliver an effective content marketing strategy and editorial plan to meet the business objectives at the lowest possible cost
  • Anticipating the needs of the Head of Content and provide concise, actionable information on account opportunities, account obstacles and direct reports.
  • Channel management of digital content hubs and all supporting channels including email, social, SEO and paid search. This person must understand the basic best practices of the main service pillars, which content and approaches work on each and why.
  • Using accounts to test and learn new strategies, features and platforms and share findings with the Content Marketing department.

You Must Have

  • 5-7 years of experience working in content marketing comprising of content marketing/strategy within an agency/client environment
  • Both performance marketing and brand building experience required 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years prior staff management with development and mentoring experience
  • Extensive experience developing, optimizing, analyzing, and reporting on content marketing campaigns integrated with multiple channels (SEO, Influencer, Email, Social Media, Paid Search, Programmatic and Affiliate)
  • Editorial mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to create campaign strategies to cater to the audience. 
  • Experienced with data analytical tools such as Google Analytics and various content analysis tools.
  • Strong working experience Google suite, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, Asana
  • Experience with creating content marketing strategies and planning campaigns for a diverse range of clients and verticals (Ecom/retail, B2C and B2B)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to identify and respond to situations quickly
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, Advertising, Marketing or related discipline
     

 

 
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