Marketing Coordinator

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Mon, Dec 14 '20Posted on:

At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.

Success at SOM Means

  • Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
  • Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
  • Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
  • Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
  • Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
  • Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.

Position Overview:

SOM Chicago is seeking a highly creative, detail-oriented individual to create compelling marketing   materials that support the business development efforts of our global design practice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for design and be able to generate engaging and refined content and collateral within a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct market research and assist in defining market strategy for our practice.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop written material to preposition SOM.
  • Manage new business development activities including potential client and lead tracking.
  • Team with Marketing Manager and Practice Area Leadership to develop proposals and qualifications, coordinate submissions, curate highly image-driven portfolios of the firm’s work.
  • Participate in interview preparation and strategy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years of marketing experience in a professional service field; preferably within a design related field.
  • Exceptional writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, executing and prioritizing tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Strong visual and storytelling ability.
  • Excellent problem-solving, multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced team environment, working with a heightened attention to detail and an emphasis on quality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a disposition that is positive and professional.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, design or other related field of study.
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite.

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline:

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