Chicago Children's Choir is hiring for a Marketing Specialist.
Serving as a member of CCC’s marketing and communications staff, the Marketing Specialist will support a range of marketing efforts—from social media management to recruitment campaigns. You’ll play a core part in crafting and executing a digital strategy based on content and marketing trends. Keeping a close eye on analytics and your finger on the pulse of emerging trends, you’ll take a holistic and creative approach to content creation and execution, producing high quality content regularly for all CCC audiences in an array of formats. Fluency in Spanish desired but not required. This role will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Marketing. This role will be hybrid, with a few days a week in our offices in the Loop.
- You are a nimble creator with 2-3 years experience working in content creation and/or marketing (internships count)
- You can work quickly and efficiently to produce a high volume of content in myriad forms without sacrificing quality—for you, the devil is in the details
- You are constantly learning with an overall willingness to develop new skills
- You are a solutions-oriented problem solver who can pivot when necessary to reach a team goal
- You have some experience writing in long form (blogs, newsletters) as well as short form (social media copy) and consider yourself a strong writer—there is no format you can’t create for
- You work well in an environment where no task is too big or too small
- You are a highly collaborative, organized self-starter who’s excited to join our team
- You’re hungry for an experience that will expose you to a vibrant range of marketing responsibilities that set you up for a diverse set of opportunities in the future
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Content Development & Copywriting
- Maintain regular posting schedule across Chicago Children’s Choir Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube with guidance from our Director of Marketing
- Develop written & multimedia content across CCC’s platform—this includes, but is not limited to, social media, the website, newsletters, concert programs, org brochures, etc.
- Sustain a consistent and meaningful presence on CCC’s social media channels by regularly posting compelling content and actively monitoring and engaging with our audiences
- Assist in executing email campaigns based on monthly marketing calendar, including drafting copy and coordinating optimization efforts such as A/B testing and list segmentation
- Conduct monthly reporting on digital traffic, email performance, and social analytics to offer insights that optimize our digital strategy
- Coordinate strategy, in collaboration with Director of Marketing, to maximize program registrations and concert ticket sales
- Generate ideas to grow subscriber base/followership
- Maintain and regularly solicit edits for organizational websites
- Prepare for and assist with on-site marketing activation at concerts and events, including signage and banners, table presence, distribution of printed materials, and other front of house needs
- Provide general support to the marketing department on an ongoing basis, which may include concert ticketing, maintaining photo and video archives, and other tasks as assigned
“OTR” Life Experience: We know that many of your most character-building experiences — where resilience, grit and grace were required to persevere — do not show up neatly on a resume. So, we want to hear some of those “OTR” (“off the resume”) moments for you. In order to be on the CCC team, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is not a nice-to-have…it’s a must. So, show us your EQ.
A Not-So-Fun Fact: We know research tells us that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and people of color tend to only apply when they feel they’ve checked every single box. If you are unsure that you’ve checked every box above, but you think you have what it takes to enhance the CCC as we grow our team, we want to hear from you.
Compensation & Benefits
Competitive salary with benefits for full-time employees including unlimited paid time off, medical, dental and life insurance and tax-deferred retirement plan.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the job title in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
About Chicago Children’s Choir
For more than 60 years, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) has worked to inspire, unite and change the lives of youth through music. What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves every corner of Chicago’s 57 zip codes through a vast network of 140 choirs whose singers bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors for peace.
In a traditional year, CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 90 schools, 11 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago choir. As a national and international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce and Celine Dion.
Over the past year, CCC has thrived, creating high quality online programs and virtual content that brings hope and light to audiences across the globe.
CCC is a civic treasure and model for urban music education with more than 75% of youth able to access its programming free of charge.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Chicago Children’s Choir is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.