Position Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to join the North America marketing team as a full time Content Marketing Manager. The role is a key partner to the Communications/PR, Creative, Digital/Media and Brand teams and will be responsible for developing and implementing content marketing programs across all marketing distribution channels to drive growth in North American key markets. The role is based in our Stamford, CT Headquarters and reports to the Director, Brand Marketing. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead KAYAK content and social media strategy and corresponding distribution plans across channels, according to our market KPIs and strategy

    • Includes oversight of content calendar for KAYAK blog, social media channels and other creative outputs (both organic and paid) 

    • Responsible for crafting distribution plans for said content across email, paid social, partnerships, product (where applicable) etc. 

    • Ensure quality & timely content, with a hyper-local, hyper-relevant strategic approach to development

    • Work closely with creative team to produce high quality content and coordinate production tasks (including uploading to blog, editing, appropriate approvals etc.) to ensure deadlines are met 

    • Responsible for ensuring all content across all channels has received the appropriate approvals before going live 

  • Ownership and Strategic oversight of all K owned social media channels (FB, TW, IG, YT, Tik Tok, LinkedIn and Hotels focused channels) 

    • Increase engagement across channels, grow fans/followers, and execute social first campaigns to support both one-off large-scale campaigns and our always-on activity

    • Manage ongoing optimization of the social strategy, playbook, community management, digital content creation, social promotions/contests, partnerships, and UGC to improve efficiency

    • Lead in identifying required creative assets for social channels and deadlines for social executions, communicate these deadlines and needs with the creative team. 

    • Identify on-brand social media trends (memes, hashtags, news, etc) and rapidly ideate and execute a response plan for KAYAK (in partnership with creative team).

    • Curiosity for uncovering emerging social media & digital platforms and/or first-mover opportunities with existing platforms.

    • Willingness to manage day-to-day social media channels, as needed, including social listening and responding

  • Lead copywriting for consumer marketing channel including blog, email and social media

    • Maintain a consistent consumer voice across channels with an eye towards efficiency of content

  • Experience concepting, delivering and executing integrated programs for leading consumer brands including: social media (paid and organic), content marketing, media, PR, customer marketing, product & digital activations

  • Support measuring organic content success through tangible (likes, shares, views, bounce rate) and intangible (brand affinity, LTV) metrics 

    • Think through optimizations of organic content and work with media team to amplify high-performing content.

  • Support influencer and brand partnerships with creative ideas and content strategy

  • Support paid media teams with creative ideas and relevant content opportunities

  • Align with product UX/UI teams on ways to incorporate content initiatives across product and marketing channels

  • Act as the official liaison between EU, APAC and LATAM content marketing and SEO teams 

    • Evaluate if and when content can be duplicated across markets and connect on best practices/learnings 

    • Coordinate with SEO leads on ways to support efforts 

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • 4+ years of work experience in digital marketing for the consumer / internet / travel space; preferably ~3+ years experience in account management and/or strategic planning at a leading creative/social/digital agency 

  • Experience with brands that balance immediate response/traffic objectives with strong brand differentiation preferred. Some desirable category and brand experience: telco; ecommerce; online travel; consumer tech; social media.

  • Proven track records of guiding social media activities from strategy to execution

  • An integrated marketing mindset, with a clear understanding of the interplay between offline and online, and paid, earned and owned channels

  • Passion for storytelling through multiple media channels, with demonstrated experience in brand and creative strategy, and excellent writing skills with an eye for detail and a quick wit

  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail, extreme organization and communication skills

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines, adjust to changes in priorities and balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives

  • Natural collaboration and bridge-building skills; experience working with individuals of varying disciplines: creative, production, finance, legal etc.

  • Ability to work at both strategic and tactical levels – a hands on team player

  • Experience at leading marketing/advertising agency preferred

About KAYAK 

KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:  BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.

D&I Statement 

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

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