IES Abroad
  • Marketing
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Content Marketing Manager

Status: Full-time, exempt

Schedule: M-F, 37.5 hrs/week, 8.30a.m. - 4.30p.m, including afterhours and occasional evening and weekend work and approximately 5-10% travel based on needs of the position and organization

Reports to: Associate Vice President of International Recruiting & Marketing

Direct reports: One

Start date: ASAP

Location: Chicago, IL

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 9,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 160+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $5 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

IES Abroad is seeking a passionate Content Marketing Manager. This role will be responsible for building and executing content strategies to support awareness, demand creation, and sales enablement initiatives and will play a central role collaborating between the IES Abroad International Marketing and the Study Abroad Foundation's product management, international field-marketing, and advising and sales teams.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage centralized International Marketing and Communications function for Study Abroad Foundation, including responsibility for management of one full time staff member and numerous external agency partners based locally and abroad
  • Develop and maintain SAF's editorial calendar, content production plans, and content lifecycle from ideation to updating, auditing and retirement
  • Orchestrate application of curated content across various platforms and media, including printed collateral, web, press releases, news articles, newsletters, guides, social media, and email
  • Manage numerous external agency and vendor relationships
  • Own content transcreation and internationalization process to ensure English masterpieces are efficiently, routinely and effectively applied across international markets, in partnership with field-marketing teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in senior marketing position
  • Experience managing agency and vendors to accomplish marketing goals
  • Strong working knowledge of graphic design, video production, campaign creation and execution, and event planning
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience in social media, community management, and SEO
  • Management experience preferred

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Advertising, Communications, Multimedia discipline or related field

Application Deadline: 

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

Successful candidates will be contacted directly and will be sent the full Job Description.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, work samples that demonstrate experience developing professional marketing content, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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