Houghton Mifflin Marketing Specialist in Itasca, Illinois

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Date:Apr 16, 2018

Location:Itasca, IL, US, 60143

Company:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 11865

Additional Locations: Itasca or Geneva, IL

HMH is looking for aMarketing Specialist. This role is responsible for creative execution of regional collateral to support the following sales groups: core K-12, Intervention, and Professional Services.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute marketing projects for sales including ads, posters, invites, flyers and email campaigns, or other items as directed to support sales revenue

  • Design, write, edit and proof customer facing materials with precise accuracy for grammar and content

  • Implement approved templates to ensure consistency and expedite projects

  • Ensure HMH brand elements / guidelines are met with consistency

  • Use Workfront as communication platform for processing and executing email projects

  • Monitor assignments via SharePoint (intake tracker for project requests submitted by sales and others); ensure projects are on-task and priority deadlines are escalated; update Notes information and status through to completion and returned to initial requestor

  • Anticipate and communicate project risks and issues, and manage daily aspects of project delivery; regular updates to manager and sales requestor

  • Actively engage and communicate with sales for status, delivery of final project and sharing any available statistical information

  • Facilitate the timely posting (e.g. to Sales Hub, BOX or SharePoint), of final regional marketing assets for proper storage and backup

  • Collaborate with SSRs to execute direct mail deliverables that support adoptions, sales presentations and marketing campaigns

  • Input and manage appropriate campaign tactics and related processes/workflows through Workfront

  • Provide consultative knowledge and input to support campaigns and process improvements

  • As needed, participate in the development and tactical execution of targeted campaigns by researching and aggregating local or state educational data/information as related to HMH solutions

  • As needed, coordinate project production, print specifications, and delivery to ensure timelines are met

  • Maintain relationships with all internal partners

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, English, Communication or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years’ experience creating/managing marketing collateral or providing marketing support

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong writing, proofreading, copyediting skills

  • Superior organizational skills

  • Excellent ability to prioritize and multitask with minimum direction

  • Able to develop and present complex concepts clearly, both verbally and in writing

  • Proficient in MAC and all MAC-based operating systems

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud

  • Experience with SalesForce, Workfront, and/or SharePoint - a plus

Other Requirements

  • Travel – 0% - 10%

Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visithttp://careers.hmhco.com


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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