Position: Head/VP/GM/ Mgr-Online/Digital Marketing

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Experience: 10 - 15 years

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Head - Content - Online Travel/eCommerce

Reports To :

Chief Business Officer / Chief Marketing Officer

Position Summary

- The Head of Content , Chief Content oversees all content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behaviour.

- This individual is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics and meaningful measurement.

- The position collaborates with the departments of businesses - (Air, Hotels, Local, Leisure), IT, Product and Marketing to help define both the brand story and the story as interpreted by the customer.

Responsibilities :

- Ultimately, the job of the Content Head is to think like a publisher/journalist, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to drive new and current business. This includes:

- Mapping out a content strategy that supports and extends marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand and why. Continuous evolvement of strategy is a must.

- Ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, the point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person. This is to be done for each buyer persona within the enterprise.

- The development of a functional content calendar throughout the enterprise verticals, and defining the owners in each vertical to particular persona groups.

- Supervising writers, editors, content strategists; be an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style.

- Integration of content activities within traditional marketing campaigns.

- Conducting ongoing usability tests to gauge content effectiveness. Gathering data and handle analytics (or supervise those who do) and make recommendations based on those results. Working with owners of particular content to revise and measure particular content and marketing goals.

- Developing standards, systems, and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies.

- Leveraging market data to develop content themes/topics and execute a plan to develop the assets that support a point of view and educate customers that leads to critical behavioral metrics.

- Establishing work flow for requesting, creating, editing, publishing, and retiring content. Work with product and technology teams to build and implement appropriate CMS.

- Conducting periodic competitive audits.

- Supervising the maintenance of content inventories and matrices.

- Ensuring consistent global experience and implement appropriate localization/translation strategies.

- Participation in the hiring and supervising of content/story leaders in all content verticals.

- Creation of a strategy for developing SMS/PN’s outreach and advertising, apps, etc. as needed.

- Work closely with company’s Chief Design Officer on all creative and branding initiatives to ensure a consistent message across channels.

Success Criteria :

The CCO is measured on the continual improvement of customer nurturing and retention through storytelling, as well as the increase in new prospects into the enterprise through the consistent development and deployment of content to each persona group.

Success criteria include :

- Positive brand recognition and consistency across chosen published channels.

- An increase in defined customer engagement metrics (measured by users taking the desired action- i.e. conversions, subscription, purchase, etc.).

- Website and social media traffic growth.

- Conversion metrics definition and growth.

- Social media positive sentiment metrics.

- Customer feedback and survey data.

- Increases in key search engine keyword rankings.

- A decrease in sales/buying cycles.

- Clearly defining content distribution during particular stages of the buying cycle (lead nurturing).

- Identifying up-sell and cross-sell opportunities through content analysis, and deploying content assets for higher conversion rates.

Primary criteria for success are customer and employee affinity. Success is measured by lifetime customer value, customer satisfaction, and employee advocacy.

Required Candidate profile

Desired Candidate Profile :

Experience and Education Required :

- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or related communications field. MBA in marketing a plus.

- 10-15 years of experience as a respected leader in multichannel content creation (publishing, journalism, etc.).

- Experience with creating compelling messages for different target demographics. Crisis communications experience a plus.

- Expertise in all major business software applications (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.).

- Audience development and subscription strategies experience a plus.

Skills Required :

A combination of marketing and publishing mindset, Specific skills required include:

- Proven editorial skills. Outstanding command of the English language.

- Training as a print or broadcast journalist and has a - nose- for the story. Training in how to tell a story using words, images, or audio, and an understanding of how to create content that draws an audience (it is critical that the Content Head retains an - outsider’s perspective- much like that of a journalist.)

- The ability to lead and inspire teams of creative personnel and content creators to achieve company’s stated goals.

- Skill at both long-form content creation and real-time (immediate) content creation and distribution strategies and tactics.

- The ability to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to consume it.

- A passion for new technology tools (aka, using the tools you preach about) and usage of those tools within your own blogs and social media outreach. Social DNA a plus!

- Clear articulation of the business goal behind the creation of a piece (or series) of content.

- Leadership skills required to define and manage a set of goals involving diverse contributors and content types

- Project management skills to manage editorial schedules and deadlines within corporate and ongoing campaigns. Ability to work in a 24-hour project cycle-utilizing teams or contractors.

- Familiarity with principles of marketing (and the ability to adapt or ignore them as dictated by data).

- Excellent negotiator and mediator.

- Incredible people skills.

- Basic technical understanding of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Java, web publishing, Flash, etc.

- Fluency in web analytics tools (Adobe Omniture, Google Analytics), social media marketing applications (HootSuite, Tweetdeck, etc.) and leading social media monitoring platforms (Radian6, etc.).

- A willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies on the fly.

- Great powers of persuasion and presentation (Visio, PowerPoint)

- Experience creating a resource or library of content organized indicating SEO, translations and version control.

- Needs to be continually learning the latest platforms, technology tools, and marketing solutions through partnerships.
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