Manager, Communications - Content Development

US-IL-Downers Grove
Job ID
2017-92906
Institution
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Department
Marketing

Opportunity at a Glance

At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, we recognize the power of ideas. With the goal of elevating our overall Marketing strategy, we are looking for a dynamic, innovative Marketing Communciation, Content Manager to conceptualize new ideas and drive them through to implementation.

Partnering with the Manager, Brand & Creative, the Communications Manager, is responsible for adding content to achieve our marketing plans and implementing long and short-term marketing strategies in order to meet RUSVM's objectives. This includes development and execution of a comprehensive marketing plans that competitively position the institution by establishing and maintaining a consistent image, marketing communications, branding initiatives, targeted marketing activities, and vendor selections.

Reporting in to the Director, Veterinary Education Marketing, the Manger, Brand & Creative will create the "look and feel" of all institutional marketing assets.

 

Responsibilities

•Define the short and long-term strategy for content marketing across our marketing channels including print, broadcast, social media, digital marketing and CRM.
•Develop standards, systems, and best practices for content conceptualization, creation, and distribution.
•Establish workflow for requesting, creating, editing and publishing content. Identify topics, target authors/contributors; schedule and confirm appointments; develop interview questions, conduct an interview, draft article or content; obtain approvals and distribute as appropriate.
•Research and make recommendations for content management and distribution technology. 
•Collaborate and support team members to deliver general and program specific content needs.
•Manage relationships with PR firm to coordinate topics, interviewees, article approvals and public content distribution
•Identify and build relationships with Instructors and industry SMEs to obtain input for articles and content generation
•Design method of tracking and analysis to determine what content is working and why. Measure, analyze, and optimize performance across channels, including SEO.
•Ensure all content is consistent in terms of style, quality, tone of voice, and optimized for search and usability.
•Oversee all deliverables and ensure they are qualitative, on-time and achieve content goals


Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field. 
  • Stellar writing ability is critical to success in this position. 
  • 5-7 years of experience in related positions including 3+ years of management responsibility. 
  • Well-developed writing and journalistic skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to collaborate with a variety of colleagues across the organization.
  • Strong organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining work quality.
  • Experience working with third party agencies preferred



We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

 

Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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