Strategic Content Manager

Smith Bucklin & Associates   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 392 days ago


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 travel20% for client meetings

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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)