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The Digital Marketing Strategist supports the goals and objectives of the Office of Marketing and Communications (MarCom) at the College of Engineering by leading the College’s digital marketing strategy for e-mail and social media. This position is responsible for conceiving, developing and building e-mail marketing campaigns and targeted social content, applying analytics and experimentation to grow digital engagement, and managing the overall strategy and direction across the College’s e-mail and social media platforms. Past experience in marketing automation systems, writing and editing for social media and the web, managing content calendars and proven success in using data to inform strategic decision-making are requirements for this position.
The Digital Marketing Strategist will build upon the College’s existing e-mail program by developing a system and comprehensive strategy for e-mail campaigns and Marketo usage across the College and its departments. This position will partner with Marketo users and provide them with recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of their programs, support new campaigns and lead innovative initiatives to grow engagement. In addition, this position will lead social media strategy, apply best practices and analytics to set benchmarks to increase reach and engagement, collaborate with content contributors across the College, as well as create and edit content. This position will build holistic digital engagement reports, share insights with stakeholders and use data to inform strategies and goals.
This position reports to the Associate Director for Online Communications and will work in collaboration with leadership as well as communications and editorial staff throughout the College. To be successful in this role, the candidate must be a self-starter with a passion for digital marketing and have a keen eye for detail while remaining focused on long-term goals and growth strategies. The successful candidate is creative and committed to growing engagement across platforms internally and externally. This role can work independently but is highly collaborative and must be customer-service oriented.
•Oversee a comprehensive strategy for implementing Adobe Marketo (the UW’s e-mail automation system) across the College to continuously improve and grow the e-mail marketing program. Defines and applies overarching systems for users and approvers, manages and allocates licenses. •Lead best practices for new and emerging initiatives including e-mail personalization, audience segmentation, automation, increasing reach within internal audiences, A/B testing, etc. •Consult with departments and other College stakeholders to provide recommendations on campaign strategy based on data and best practices. Develop and build e-mail campaigns using templates developed and maintained by central UW. •Direct centralized e-mail approval process to ensure outgoing e-mails are correct, on-time and follow editorial and legal requirements; responds to ticket requests to review and approve e-mails; adjusts systems to meet users’ needs. •Analyze e-mail data and dashboards; use insights to modify campaigns, audiences and strategies to enhance performance and engagement. Create reports and share with stakeholders. Set reporting cadence standards. •Develop best practices for list management, smart lists and audience segmentation; apply boolean logic to build audiences as back-up to existing centralized system. •Consult on best practices for the College’s Marketo user group, develop and maintain training tools. •Participate in Central UW Marketo meetings to understand broader strategies; serve as College of Engineering steward and provide input on new initiatives and tools.
Social media content creation and strategy
•Manage social media editorial calendar for the College, developing strategies to expand social media content reach for specific audiences. Social media channels include Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. •Write and edit social media content, develop campaigns, design visuals and apply multimedia. •Create reports on the effectiveness of social media efforts and share with stakeholders. Set reporting cadence standards. •Build community and engagement using both proactive and reactive communications; grow user-generated content, reply to inquiries and escalate emerging issues as appropriate. •Advise on emerging technologies such as platforms and analytics tools. •Partner with communication managers across the College and the University of Washington to share best practices, share and amplify content and identify cross-promotion opportunities.
Holistic digital engagement data management
•Lead comprehensive engagement reporting across digital channels. •Manage analytics dashboards and reports. Share with key stakeholders. •Assist in managing and enhancing website analytics reports. •Help foster data-centric culture and advocate for best practices across the College.
Web content editing
•Partner with the web team to write strategic landing page copy to ensure consistency across College of Engineering channels.
Other Duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field and 3-4 years' experience in writing and communications for nonprofit, government or higher education institution. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience writing and editing, proven ability to craft strategic content and messages from multiple voices, for a variety of audiences. •Must have past experience with marketing automation systems. •Experience with HTML for e-mails. •Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Google Drive suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, spreadsheets, etc.
•Proficient in Adobe Marketo. •Portfolio of past e-mail, social media work or editorial work. •Proven experience with developing e-mail marketing programs and strategies. •Experience working with Google Analytics and SproutSocial or similar too
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