graphicdesigner | Senior Content Manager in Chicago, IL

Senior Content Manager

  • Next College Student Athlete
  • $59,510.00 - 94,780.00 / Year *
  • 1110 N Elston Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60642
  • Full-Time
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Senior Content Manager

We are hiring an experienced Content Marketing Manager:

NCSA is one of the highest traffic web companies in Chicago and high school students, college, club and high school find opportunities to continue their sport at the college level. We are looking for an experienced content marketing professional to lead our in-house content team. You will work directly with other marketing managers to build content strategies and manage the content team to develop copy, print, and video collateral that drives business results.

The right person for this role will have extensive experience with the college recruiting process. You will be a systems thinker, resourceful with strong project management and organizational skills. You will manage a team of writers, designers and video professionals to produce content focused at all points in the consumer life cycle (discovery, consideration, conversion and retention). You will set the content marketing framework and KPI s for each project and should be able to switch between viewing strategies at 30,000 feet and diving down into the details for individual projects.

NCSA is located in the heart of Chicago s Lincoln Park neighborhood. We are one of Crain s Coolest Offices in Chicago and the Chicago Tribune s Top 100 Places to Work. It s a great working environment and our floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies offer sweeping skyline views with plenty of natural light. We love to have fun and can t wait to meet you!

Your day-to-day:

  • Map out marketing content strategies and managing editorial calendars
  • Reviewing written, video and design collateral to ensure it is consistent with brand guidelines
  • Reviewing and setting KPIs for past and future projects
  • Meeting with internal stakeholders in sales, product and client services to gather feedback for our content strategies


What does success look like in this role?

  • 20% annual growth in organic traffic and search rankings
  • Double digit growth in newsletter engagement
  • Lead nurturing strategies that drive a 5% increase in sales funnel performance


Essential Requirements:

  • Former college athlete/coach or extensive experience with the college recruiting process
  • 6+ years experience managing a content team that achieved strong organic reach and customer engagement, preferably for a consumer brand
  • Proven writing & editorial skills through a background / education in journalism and writing, including an ability to craft compelling messaging for different audiences
  • Experience managing a team of in-house and freelance content creators
  • Strong understanding of SEO, content categorization and structure, content development, distribution, and measurement
  • Experience developing and refining marketing personas
  • Knowledge of the college recruiting process is a strong plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Stay Healthy: Enroll in comprehensive benefits & insurance plans with no waiting period
  • Be Well: Expense up to $65 per month for health & wellness
  • Maximize Savings: Contribute to your 401k retirement savings with company matching
  • Be Comfortable: Enjoy a relaxed casual dress code
  • Give Back: Receive paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Take Time: Enjoy paid parental leave to bond with & care for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • Stay Connected: Expense up to $350 towards the purchase of a laptop, tablet or computer
  • PAWesome Perk: Enroll your furry friends in our Voluntary Pet Insurance Plan

ABOUT NEXT COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE (NCSA)

NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA's 700 teammates leverage exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms, and personal relationships built over nearly two decades as the industry leader to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

National Collegiate Scouting Association LLC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, disability, sexual and gender orientation, genetic information or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Associated topics: article, composer, compositor, draft, editorial, newsgathering, newswriter, screenwriter, text, web


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.