PCMA is the leading professional association and engagement platform for the business events industry. Join us to collaborate in an inclusive and creative workplace. We are purpose-driven, working toward social and economic prosperity for the organizations and professionals we serve. PCMA is a global organization based in Chicago, with members and engaged communities in more than 70 countries. We welcome talented, creative, high-energy people who adhere to the highest ethics, believe that hard work can be fun, and are interested in transforming the world through the power of business events. And there’s more: great benefits, casual dress and a North Loop office just steps from the Chicago Riverwalk.
The full-time copywriter we seek is a storyteller who collaborates with teams across the organization to create concepts and messages that work across platforms. This person will write in various brand voices and for varied formats: press releases, speeches, audience acquisition campaigns, sales material, newsletter content, social posts. S/he must be a creative, clean, clear and agile writer. S/he must align with our values of respect, collaboration, and inclusion.
The copywriter will work closely with the Marketing Designer and report to two strategists in the PCMA Marketing department who oversee projects for consumer, business-to-business and internal clients. This person should be comfortable writing in many formats, for varied audiences, and for purposes ranging from audience acquisition to advertising sales.
Create strategic inbound marketing programs that deliver against revenue and lead generation goals.
Manage the day-to-day production schedule including the development, testing and execution of campaigns for promotional and targeted email & social communications for regional email & social programs focused on revenue and growth.
Incorporate strategic thinking and test plan development to optimize channel performance.
Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies with a focus on multi-channel listening - social, mobile, data driven.
Plan, execute and measure experiments, conversion tests and work flows – develop robust A/B and multivariate testing programs to optimize email performance and evaluate email marketing strategy, including frequency, offer, audience, and content.
Report and Analyze – Report and monitor returning customer performance and campaign performance including audience, promotions, offer, messaging, creative, deliverability, open rates, click-through rates and conversion. Report on results and provided insights and recommendations.
Prioritize, set project plan, monitor, deliver on revenue and growth objectives, remove roadblocks, and problem solve.
Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights.
Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience and content.
Stay up to date on email best practices and research the competitive landscape to identify new opportunities and emerging technologies.
Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
Lead the maintenance of clean marketing lists to minimize occurrences of unsubscribes, bounce rates and spam marks. Monitor deliverability, complaint rates, bounce rates and sender score to reduce risk of being blacklisted.
Lots of ideas
2-4 years marketing or media experience
Ability to write cleanly, quickly and in various formats
Strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work independently, as well as interact with a variety of project teams.
Eagerness to develop new marketing skills and business acumen.
Dedication to contribute to inclusive, respectful work culture