Content Marketing Manager

| Chicago
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Who We Are

Ascent is a Chicago-based startup that closed its Series A funding round of $6M in 2018. Our team is scrappy, creative, and collaborative with a “Yes, and” mentality. While we’re committed to doing great work, we also cherish having an empathetic, fun environment where everyone feels safe sharing their ideas and problem-solving together. We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion and believe strongly that a team with different backgrounds and perspectives produces better results.

Together, we’re solving a $64 billion global problem in regulatory compliance. Watch this video to learn more about what we do.

Who You Are

Your bar is higher than most, and you take great pride in producing quality work. You love imagining new ideas, but understand that in order to be truly effective, you must marry creative ideation with strong execution. 

As Content Marketing Manager, you’re capable of driving content strategy with both a data-driven mindset and an understanding of Ascent’s position in the finance/compliance market. At the same time, you’re eager to get into the trenches and execute on a tactical level; after all, getting your hands dirty is a big part of the fun.

You’re a master wordsmith, able to transform seemingly complex concepts into written and/or visual formats that are accessible, engaging, and reflective of Ascent’s innovative yet friendly personality. You thrive on collaboration and appreciate that feedback (giving and receiving) is an integral part of the creative process. The prospect of building something from the ground up doesn’t scare you, it excites you.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Drive and execute content strategy based on keyword research and market knowledge
  • Plan content and manage editorial calendar
  • Produce majority of top of funnel content, including blogs, press releases, whitepapers, videos, etc.
  • Support creation of sales enablement materials 
  • Conduct research and interviews with internal stakeholders and external partners in order to produce highly authoritative and insightful content
  • Manage executive thought leadership content
  • Optimize content considering SEO and keyword strategy
  • Promote content on social media and other channels

Requirements

  • 4-5 years of experience in planning and producing engaging content
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficiency in content management software e.g. WordPress
  • Demonstrated experience with SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Demonstrated understanding of content/inbound marketing concepts and principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of results-based content planning that will help Ascent achieve its objectives in growing brand awareness, educating the market, and generating/nurturing leads
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Journalism, Communications or related field

Preferred 

  • Experience in the finance, legal, risk, and/or compliance space 
  • Experience marketing B2B technology
  • Experience with marketing automation (e.g. HubSpot, Pardot, etc.) and Google Analytics
  • Experience in planning and producing video content and/or other visual formats
  • Some experience in PR/media relations
  • Some graphic design experience or strong “visual eye”

Salary:  $75K-$90K

Location: Chicago, Illinois 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
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    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our office is convenient to all loop trains and many buses, and the Pedway! We have a great selection of healthy lunch options nearby.

An Insider's view of Ascent

What are some social events your company does?

Our leadership really believes in building and strengthening our community here at Ascent. We've had a day-long company outing to a baseball game. We have monthly team lunches, which are a good way to connect with colleagues over food. We also have movie outings and happy hours that we all enjoy together!

Shubhangi

Regulatory Intelligence Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team coordinates work that needs to be done by both people and machines. We do this by creating delightful interfaces/experiences for our users and by augmenting our workflows with machine learning to produce work that’s intuitive and efficient. This means my team gets to play with fun tech from the frontend all the way to the back.

Conrad

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Prior to joining Ascent, I used to believe "brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not". Here at Ascent, irrespective of your gender, race or color, the opportunity to impact and change the world around you is evenly distributed and all anyone would require to succeed is the passion and desire to solve problems.

Sunkanmi

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our job as a leadership team is to provide context, not solutions. The people working directly on a project are in the best position to make decisions, so we hire smart people and then trust them. We're here to support our teams and to make sure efforts are aligned across the company.

Chris

CTO

What are Ascent Perks + Benefits

Ascent Benefits Overview

Everyone brings a unique set of skills and talents, and we want to take advantage of everything you have to offer. We also want to make sure you get as much out of this opportunity as you put in, and we’ll give you the support you need for Ascent to be a transformational period of growth in your career.
Our team enjoys a number of benefits and perks, including:

— Competitive compensation
— 401(k)
— Medical, dental, vision, mental health insurance - with premiums fully paid by Ascent
— Your choice of hardware and software
— Flexible work schedule
— Professional development stipend
— Top floor office in Prudential Plaza with an amazing view of the park/lake and Pedway access
— The opportunity to work with smart people on challenging problems!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Multiple plan options with Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well an HSA (Heath Savings Account).
Onsite Gym
There is an on-site gym in Prudential Plaza which is free to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Ascent offers a completely flexible scheduling and work from home policy.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ascent offers a generous professional development stipend per year.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We want to create an environment where people can do their best work. That means supporting our employees in their careers, in their health, and in their lives. We're always looking for (stage-appropriate/responsible) ways to concretely demonstrate these values. For example, we pay 100% of our employees' health premiums!

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