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Publication or Company National Marine Manufacturers Association
Job Title Advertising Manager
Industry Advertising Agency, Conferences/Events, Marketing
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chicago, IL
Job Requirements Ahoy there—the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is in need of an Advertising Manager on our Chicago office crew. We are looking for someone who is not afraid to ‘mix it up’—you’ll be working on a wide variety of both B2B and B2C projects.

As recreational boating’s leading trade association, we produce more than 20 consumer boat shows coast to coast—and you’ll be working on all of them. We also manage the industry’s national advertising campaign - Discover Boating, and a number of trade events. Multi-tasking is a must!

If you are an enthusiastic, energetic person in search of a job that promotes fun and recreation, we’d love to have you onboard! You may just even get invited on the company boat in the summer!

The ideal candidate is capable of managing the daily workflow of projects to ensure they are on time, on budget and on strategy. The Advertising Manager functions as a main contact and must be able to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. He/she also has project management experience, has demonstrated the potential to quickly embrace new projects and is motivated to deliver the best work possible.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with Program Managers (i.e. departments) in developing, executing and tracking projects related to NMMA/industry marketing plans. Manage creative process associated with plan developments.
• Schedule show marketing plan meetings. Coordinate document updates with all appropriate personnel.
• Day to day management of show marketing and advertising plans, working closely with advertising agency in media plan development and execution, along with corresponding creative coordination.
• Proofread and provide edits for both print and web projects.
• Traffic creative for approvals for broadcast, print and web related projects.
• Process purchase orders for shows advertising budgets, as well as production jobs. Process departmental invoices.
• Develop program recap analytics, reporting back findings.
• Special marketing projects as assigned.

Credentials/Experience Requirements:
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Quark, InDesign.
Post-production experience preferred.
3 years marketing or advertising agency experience REQUIRED.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications.
About Our Company The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading trade association in the U.S. and Canada for the manufacturers of recreational boats and marine products. NMMA is also the largest producer of boat shows in the world. The NMMA oversees Discover Boating, a national consumer awareness program on behalf of the U.S. recreational boating industry. Check us out on Facebook!

As a member of our crew, you will receive a competitive salary; full benefits including 401K (with excellent match,) cash balance plan (pension), Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Life and AD&D. If you are an outstanding Advertising Manager with a solid background, we want you to come aboard!

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