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Our client, a manufacturer located by O'Hare is seeking a talented marketing generalist to support the explosive growth. In this role, you will work on a small marketing team that has big ideas. Partnering with the Creative Director of this firm, you will create corporate marketing initiatives, have external visibility through press releases and media relationships, conferences, online marketing channels, and help drive day-to-day marketing and event operations.


  • Liaise with Creative Director on all key marketing initiatives
  • Company branding, including marketing materials and ongoing revision(s) of larger sales narrative(s)
  • Create and maintain sales collateral (e.g. presentation templates, one pagers, FAQs, case studies, post campaign wrap-ups)
  • Support the sales process through sales tools and ongoing development of presentation materials.
  • Evaluate industry awards and oversee submission processes
  • Create and manage external newsletters

Event Management Responsibilities:

  • Assess conference sponsorships and speaking opportunities; manage all logistics
  • Compile and maintain corporate calendar of events
  • Manage lifecycle of the organizations presence at industry conferences and events from branding to trade show booths
  • Suggest and manage company events: annual company retreat, team building activities, receptions at the office with external stakeholders

PR Responsibilities:

  • Manage and create articles and materials for internal and external dissemination that relates to news stories, market updates, white papers, bylined articles, etc.
  • Actively monitor news trends and engage with media contacts on timely story ideas
  • Maintain a catalogue of relevant competitor stories/initiatives

Social Media Responsibilities:

  • Review, update and implement a social media strategy
  • Manage social media presence for the business

Internal Communications:

  • Manage internal company meetings: planning, agendas, communication
  • Ensure that communication tools across the company are suited for all communication needs internally and externally
  • Create regular internal communications to share updates on the business with the entire team

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of marketing experience, ideally with experience at an agency or in a growth stage environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive attitude and work ethic
  • Detail-oriented problem solver with the ability to multitask effectively
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate independently, while also having the skills to collaborate with individuals and across teams
  • Manufacturing experience and a College degree preferred


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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