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MARKETING CONTENT MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Put Yourself In The Right Location for Opportunity

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Christopher goes in-depth with his story working in a start-up company. He says what he likes most about his job is the ownership he feels as an early employee because he can make a lot of suggestions and have some influence over the company's direction. He also shares the challenges he faces in a job that seems to have an unlimited amount of work. Christopher talks about the key decision he made for his career and shares what his work-life balance is like in a start-up company.

Degree: Business Administration
Job Title: Marketing Content Manager

Job Summary: Marketing Managers

Job Description

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; purchasing agents; buyers; or product, advertising, promotions, or public relations specialists.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Organizational skills, People skills, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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a</span> <span m='17520'>massive</span> <span m='17980'>bureaucratical</span> <span m='18900'>system</span> <span m='19360'>because you're</span> <span m='19820'>in</span> <span m='19920'>the</span> <span m='20010'>process</span> <span m='20480'>of</span> <span m='20590'>scaling</span> <span m='20905'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='21220'>Basically,</span> <span m='22320'>just</span> <span m='22550'>refining</span> <span m='23830'>and</span> <span m='23970'>prioritizing</span> <span m='25160'>tasks</span> <span m='25730'>because</span> <span m='26144'>there</span> <span m='27800'>always</span> <span m='28070'>seems</span> <span m='28370'>to</span> <span m='28530'>be</span> <span m='29307'>an unlimited</span> <span m='29794'>amount of</span> <span m='30281'>work.</span> <span m='30768'>And just</span> <span m='31255'>getting</span> <span m='31742'>that in order</span> <span m='32229'>and</span> <span m='32716'>organizing</span> <span m='33203'>that</span> <span m='33690'>so that you</span> <span m='34177'>do the most</span> <span m='34664'>important things</span> <span m='35151'>first can be</span> <span m='35638'>a</span> <span m='36125'>big</span> <span m='36612'>challenge.</span> </p><p><span m='37100'>I'm</span> <span m='37290'>moving</span> <span m='37720'>to</span> <span m='37830'>San</span> <span m='38030'>Francisco.</span> <span m='39810'>I</span> <span m='40290'>think</span> <span m='40580'>putting</span> <span m='40910'>yourself</span> <span m='41270'>in</span> <span m='41340'>the</span> <span m='41420'>correct</span> <span m='41650'>geolocation</span> <span m='42680'>for</span> <span m='43144'>opportunity</span> <span m='44072'>is</span> <span m='44536'>a</span> <span m='45000'>good move.</span> <span m='45930'>So</span> <span m='46210'>yeah,</span> <span m='46490'>moving</span> <span m='46830'>out</span> <span m='47040'>here</span> <span m='47720'>and</span> <span m='47860'>just</span> <span m='48050'>immersing</span> <span m='48490'>myself</span> <span m='48790'>in the</span> <span m='49090'>culture.</span> </p><p><span m='50360'>No,</span> <span m='50720'>not</span> <span m='51000'>really.</span> <span m='51350'>But</span> <span m='51740'>once</span> <span m='52030'>again,</span> <span m='52260'>it's very</span> <span m='52510'>geolocation</span> <span m='53390'>dependent.</span> <span m='54330'>So</span> <span m='54740'>if</span> <span m='54930'>you're</span> <span m='55300'>a</span> <span m='55340'>programmer,</span> <span m='56040'>for</span> <span m='56240'>instance,</span> <span m='57180'>but</span> <span m='57320'>you're</span> <span m='57530'>in</span> <span m='57620'>the</span> <span m='57700'>middle</span> <span m='58380'>of</span> <span m='59220'>some</span> <span m='59540'>Midwestern</span> <span m='60230'>state</span> <span m='60650'>in a</span> <span m='60780'>rural</span> <span m='61360'>county,</span> <span m='61600'>it</span> <span m='61940'>might</span> <span m='62170'>be</span> <span m='62260'>very</span> <span m='62490'>difficult</span> <span m='62860'>for you</span> <span m='63236'>to find work.</span> <span m='63990'>But</span> <span m='64270'>if</span> <span m='64550'>you're</span> <span m='64709'>in</span> <span m='64810'>San</span> <span m='65069'>Jose</span> <span m='65420'>or you're</span> <span m='65760'>in</span> <span m='66192'>San Francisco,</span> <span m='67056'>people are</span> <span m='67488'>fighting over</span> <span m='67920'>you.</span> <span m='68830'>So</span> <span m='69090'>it</span> <span m='69240'>just</span> <span m='69410'>depends</span> <span m='69770'>on</span> <span m='69890'>where</span> <span m='70130'>you</span> <span m='70250'>place</span> <span m='70580'>yourself.</span> <span m='71160'>Because</span> <span m='71635'>of the</span> <span m='72585'>venture</span> <span m='73060'>capital</span> <span m='74010'>investment</span> <span m='74750'>that</span> <span m='74870'>takes</span> <span m='75110'>place</span> <span m='75390'>out</span> <span m='75550'>here</span> <span m='76326'>and</span> <span m='76662'>the</span> <span m='77290'>Silicon</span> <span m='77760'>Valley</span> <span m='78130'>ecosystem,</span> <span m='79110'>there</span> <span m='79540'>are</span> <span m='79770'>always</span> <span m='80451'>quite a</span> <span m='80892'>few</span> <span m='81333'>good</span> <span m='81774'>opportunities.</span> </p><p><span m='83540'>You</span> <span m='83920'>have</span> <span m='84080'>to</span> <span m='84180'>work</span> <span m='84580'>in</span> <span m='84700'>many</span> <span m='84920'>different</span> <span m='85140'>locations.</span> <span m='85460'>You</span> <span m='85780'>work</span> <span m='86040'>in</span> <span m='86120'>an</span> <span m='86220'>office.</span> <span m='86600'>You work</span> <span m='86840'>at a</span> <span m='86990'>trade</span> <span m='87340'>show.</span> <span m='87590'>You</span> <span m='87730'>work from</span> <span m='88040'>home.</span> <span m='88690'>And</span> <span 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