Content Manager Job Description Sample
This content manager sample job description can give your posting a boost that will attract the most qualified job candidates. Use the organization and structure of this outline, build in the exact duties and responsibilities of your position, and you’ll turn candidates into applicants. You can find even more ideas for creating the most effective listing by browsing our content manager job listings.
[Intro Paragraph] Businesses seeking the highest quality employees often begin their job descriptions with two or three sentences introducing the job seeker to a few things that make their company unique and the value they bring to new employees. This is your opportunity to really set yourself apart from competing manager postings.
Content Manager Job Responsibilities:
- Manages all content creation, revision, and retention across multiple platforms.
- Works with executive director to identify stories needing updating and revisions, as well as formulating a workable content roadmap.
- Organizes the editorial calendar with the editorial director as well as manages incoming stories from writers into an easy-to-manage format.
- Edits and revises content.
- Spearheads tasks regarding content as well as editorial strategy.
- Helps build a team of writers, freelancers, and other contributors, and manages assignments.
- Identifies keywords for expansion on the site.
- Brainstorms with editorial team members to develop new ideas for content.
- Provides editorial support where needed.
[Work Hours & Benefits] Here’s where you should include details about your company’s work hours and benefits. Tell prospective content managers about flexible hours or work-week structures, telecommuting options, or travel requirements. You can also highlight office perks and benefits unique to your company, like tuition reimbursement or continuing education credits, 401(k), or paid parental leave.
Content Manager Qualifications/Skills:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- An appreciation for quality content and the ability to create it
- Ability to multitask and take on multiple assignments
- Comfortable working with data and spreadsheets when needed
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or a related field
- Extensive new media editorial experience or a similar role
- Adept at SEO best practices and keyword selection
- Proficiency with multiple content management systems and analytics software
- Knowledge of the specific industry is a plus
[Call to Action] This is where the best performing job listings turn potential applicants into actual applicants. A compelling call to action will tell job seekers exactly how to apply and get them to do it. For example, by clicking on the apply button at the top of the job listing, or by emailing their resume and supporting documents to your HR department.
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