Marketing Content Strategy Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
May 20, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Marketing Content Strategy Manager
Chicago, IL

The American Dental Association is dedicated to promoting the public's health through its initiatives in research, education, advocacy, public awareness and the development of standards. We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Content Strategy Manager.

The American Dental Association's Sales Enablement team promotes products and services of the ADA Business Group, particularly Conferences & Continuing Education (CCE) and Product Development & Sales (PDS). As a key member of the Sales Enablement team, the Content Strategy Manager will translate business strategies into compelling, actionable messages that help generate non-dues revenue and meet sales targets. By leading a small content team to execute print and digital marketing tactics, this manager will ensure campaigns get executed on time, on strategy and on budget.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with rest of Sales Enablement team to plan content and distribution strategy for CCE and PDS marketing messages
  • Develop messages tailored to each product/service, customer segment, channel, and stage in the customer journey; foster creativity in group situations and catalyze fresh ideas
  • Write compelling, effective text for ads, articles, mailers, catalogs, websites, emails, video scripts, social media and other channels
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Business Group and the ADA as a whole to ensure alignment with the ADA brand and Strategic Plan
  • Build trusting, respectful relationships with stakeholders to help ensure business goals are met
  • Work with IT and outside vendors to leverage digital tools in a spirit of continuous improvement
  • Use customer surveys, persona research, A/B testing, and other types of data to optimize messaging and tactics Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Marketing, Communications or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in:
      • in/with writing and editing for print and digital across a variety of target audiences
      • developing content plans and schedules
      • multichannel marketing
      • print advertising
      • editorial and/or direct mail
      • email marketing platforms
      • working in a results-driven environment
      • supervising and coaching one or more employees
  • Must have excellent critical thinking, project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have knowledge of customer psychology and user experience principles.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines and overcome obstacles; keep up with marketing trends in the industry; make decisions based on data and well-reasoned analysis.
  • Basic knowledge of web analytics such as Google Analytics or WebTrends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL & PowerPoint).

Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Background in journalism
  • Writing for healthcare or in an association/member environment
  • Event marketing
  • Publications marketing
  • Design sensibility
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Presentation skills
  • Data-driven SEO analysis and optimization
  • Sales data analysis
  • Master's degree in Journalism, English, Marketing, Communications or a related field


Equal Employment Opportunity

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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