SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for a Strategic Content Manager to join the Marketing and Communications Services (MCS) team in our Chicago office. This position requires an in-depth understanding of how to conceive, develop and implement content strategies for organizations, as well as a willingness to engage in a variety of projects ranging from client leadership and publication oversight to research, writing, editing, proofreading, HTML coding/design and advertising sales support. The Strategic Content Manager is a brand new opening for our MCS Content team and is a great opportunity for an individual that is excited by responsibilities that span multiple clients and industries.
What You Will Do
Craft and implement content strategy plans for multiple content vehicles (online and in print)
Work closely and extensively with the content director, various executive directors, creative teams and volunteer members to execute integrated content strategies
Develop and implement standards for editorial/content quality
Edit content and work with authors and other volunteers to improve quality
Contribute to the strategic direction and success of the content team and MCS overall
Directly supervise members of the content team, to include delegation, review, coaching and development
Ensure the peer review process is efficient, timely and conforms to the highest ethical standards
This Role Might Be for You If…
You exhibit exceptional written and oral communication skills, to include report writing skills and the tact to interact appropriately with authors
You are creative, strategic and display an entrepreneurial mindset
You have an outgoing and engaging personality, with the ability to build strong relationships with clients, volunteer members and internal teams
You have the ability to work independently and manage projects autonomously
You have proven organization skills and a demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines
You have the ability to travel 20% for client meetings
BA/BS degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related fields
5-7 years of relevant practical experience in content development and/or editorial, to include print and electronic media
Supervisory and budget management experience is a plus
Familiarity with a peer review process and experience working with editorial committees is a plus
Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Where Do You Fit?
Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, ind...ustry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, Bethesda, Md., and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At SmithBucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.