Associate Editor

Babcox Media Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking an Associate Editor for its print and digital properties.

The Associate Editor researches, writes and edits relevant information for his/her respective brand. This position is responsible for the production, quality and distribution of multimedia content with an emphasis on digital. This position shares responsibility in the job of editing and proofreading content, as well as curating, gathering and/or outsourcing content. This position may also provide general support to other editorial staff, sales personnel and management. This is a full-time exempt position.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or similar;
  • One to 3 years of entry-level professional service, including writing, reporting, copy editing, design and layout and SEO; (B2B media and/or agency experience is a plus);
  • Experience with WordPress;
  • Working knowledge in content optimization based on digital analytics across online and social media channels;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP style.
  • Positive interpersonal skills and professionalism;
  • Strong interviewing skills required;
  • Ability to contribute as a team player as well as work independently;
  • Strong Communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Excellent attention to editorial detail;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Solid experience currently working with digital content and social media;
  • Experience in video production is a plus;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
  • Must be computer proficient: WordPress; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac;
  • Video editing skills preferred;
  • Automotive interest is highly recommended;
  • Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Direct Marketing Specialist

Babcox Media, Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a full-time Direct Marketing Specialist.

The qualified candidate will be a self-starter, responsible for day-to-day execution of all direct marketing programs (Email, SMS, Direct Mail, targeting) and CRM initiatives. The Direct Marketing Specialist is the primary owner and administrator of the company’s customer database and tracking efforts.

Essential Job Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

  • Executes all direct mail, email and mobile campaigns – aligning with brand and marketing/corporate strategies, tracking results and ROI, and refining campaign strategies based on customer objectives and results.
  • Deploy all email and direct mail campaigns. Deployment could include design and copy editing of email blasts, HTML, scheduling and working within existing Babcox email and website platforms and programs.
  • Update data sheets each month for use by sales team.
  • Analyze performance, customer response, financial impact and insights to be used in future efforts. Proactively make recommendations based on findings.
  • Work with outside partners to facilitate program execution.
  • Partner with internal sales, digital and audience development team to develop culture of continuous improvement, testing and refinement.
  • Partner with audience development team to implement best practices with the new CRM & audience database to provide long-term customer tracking and engagement and to create singular “360-degree view” of the customer.
  • Leverage 3rd party data to augment and refine customer data records and campaign.
  • Supports sales team and publishers in maintaining relationships as the authority on customer direct marketing performance and engagement across the organization. Will serve as daily contact with customers as well as Babcox staff. Will be responsible for collecting materials, answering customer questions on the program, getting approvals and final sign-off, monitoring campaign and troubleshooting when problems arise.
  • Establish and provide regular detailed performance reporting to management team.
  • Manages outside agencies and partners as necessary.
  • Stay current on latest trends and products. Recommend training for self and others as needed.
  • Other duties as directed by manager.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or marketing from four-year college or university preferred;
  • 2-3 years of experience in an analytical role. Experience with A/B testing, list management, segmentation, personalization, growth/acquisition, re-engagement/win back campaigns, and customer journeys. Business to business background is highly desirable. Automotive experience a plus;
  • Prior high volume direct mail and/or email marketing;
  • Experience utilizing email marketing software required;
  • Prior experience writing and/or editing content for marketing or other business communications preferred;
  • Proven expertise with Adobe product suite for design and creative (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Dreamweaver or equivalents;)
  • HTML, CSS expertise for email marketing landscape;
  • Understanding of front-end web development and mobile friendly web design
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Time management, organization and project management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Onsite attendance is essential;
  • Ability to travel on occasion;
  • Able to balance multiple demands and thrive in and create a collaborative environment;
  • Must be able to think rationally and logically. Ability to apply critical thought processes to problem-solving. Must be able to select best solutions among multiple options often under tight time constraints.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefits, as well as a 401k retirement program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume and a cover letter to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Multimedia Sales Representative

Babcox Media, Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a full time Multimedia Sales Representative.

The Multimedia Sales Representative is responsible for growing new and existing business by selling the company’s wide range of advertising and marketing solutions relating to our print and digital brands inclusive of video and webinar services. Qualified candidates will have proven sales experience as well as exceptional customer service skills.  Media and/or Advertising sales experience is highly preferred.

Requirements:

  • Preferably, 3 years of proven outside sales experience and ideally in the capacity of media sales;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Experience and familiarity with digital media and with social media as it relates to business-to-business marketing;
  • Demonstrated ability to convert prospects and close deals while maintaining sales quotas;
  • Self-driven with an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Goal driven with the ability to adapt to change  regarding new opportunities;
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Enthusiastic attitude;
  • Ability to travel;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Working knowledge with CRM software;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefits, as well as a 401k retirement program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume and a cover letter to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No phone calls please.