Content Manager

Job Category: Content Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago

MacArthur Foundation

The Content Manager is an experienced, organized, project manager who will oversee the logistics of content creation and be responsible for supporting a team of communications officers in bringing communications and media relations plans to life; an entrepreneurial and collaborative colleague; and a results-oriented team player who gets things done.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and facilitates the creation of content, including e-mail campaigns, grantee stories, blogs, and evaluations and prepares them for distribution on the appropriate platform
  • Shares oversight of quality control process for all web/digital production
  • Facilitates the process of posting news releases, statements, blogs, and other content to the organization’s website
  • Manages a shared repository of team documents and resources; archive project materials
  • Creates and maintains the distribution of weekly and monthly content calendars
  • Implements and maintains project management tool for content production and publication processes
  • Produces or works with contract graphic designer on creation of designed materials for website and social media
  • Manages and maintains photo/video archive for more than 35,000 existing assets and grows the archive over time
  • Collaborates with Senior Associate and Social Media Associate on development of visual assets, experience with Adobe Express preferred
  • Ensures all visual assets are optimized for accessibility
  • Serves as Salesforce liaison for day-to-day Communications needs
  • Serves as primary back-up on distribution e-mail campaigns and publishing web content
  • Collaborates with Senior Associate on visual brand assets and launch of new website projects
  • Handles other responsibilities and projects as assigned


  • At least six-eight years of full-time experience working in strategic communications, preferably for social impact
  • A track record of successful project management facilitating and executing comprehensive communications strategies, preferably in complex, multi-layered, intellectually charged work environments
  • Experience working in or with the nonprofit sector and an understanding of the sector’s role in social change is preferred
  • A strategic and creative thinker
  • The ability to demonstrate grace under pressure while handling multiple competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Awareness and general understanding of social media tactics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of AP style
  • Significant experience writing and talking about social challenges and public issues in a style that respects their depth and complexity but is accessible to a well-educated, general audience
  • An effective communicator and listener with superb organizational and interpersonal skills
  • An agile, self-motivated, team player

This position is located in Chicago, IL.

Annual salary for this role will start at $95,000.

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