Digital Content Team
This lesson provides an overview of different roles, responsibilities, and job descriptions to help you manage a digital content team.
Content managers need to interact with a wide range of people in different roles to deliver strategic content goals and meet content production schedules on time.
As explained in the Digital Business Structure lesson, however, managing a digital presence effectively requires having quite a sizeable digital department.
As you can see from the chart below, your organization would need to hire people for almost 30 different roles to effectively manage all the content-related aspects of its digital presence.
Many businesses can’t afford to run a team of this size, especially most small businesses.
As a content manager, therefore, you may be required to wear many different hats in order to perform successfully in the role, so it’s important to understand (and hopefully even have experience working in) these roles.
Essential Roles In A Digital Content Team
In The State Of Content Marketing Global Report (2022), a survey of 1,500 marketing companies showed that the following specialist roles were the most used in a digital content team:
Some of the more common roles you might find in a digital content team include:
- Digital Content Strategist – responsible for developing and implementing a content strategy for an organization, including goals, a content calendar, audience targeting, and distribution.
- Digital Content Manager – responsible for overseeing the content strategy and workflow for an organization, including setting goals, creating a content calendar, and managing content contributors.
- Digital Content Analyst – responsible for collecting and analyzing data on digital content performance, often using tools such as Google Analytics.
- Information Architect – responsible for organizing and structuring digital content in a way that is intuitive and easy for users to navigate.
- Digital Content Designer – responsible for creating visual elements for digital content, such as images, graphics, infographics, and layouts.
- Digital Content Developer – responsible for creating interactive content or applications, such as quizzes, games, surveys, and other interactive elements.
- Digital Content Marketer – responsible for promoting and distributing digital content, often through social media, email marketing, and other channels.
- Project Manager – responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, and delivery of content projects, including managing budgets and timelines, and coordinating with other team members.
- Digital Content Researcher – responsible for gathering information and data to inform the creation of digital content.
- Digital Content Editor – responsible for reviewing and approving content for publication, and editing digital content, often working with a content writer to ensure the content meets quality, style, and consistency standards.
- Digital Content Writer – responsible for creating and writing original content, including blog posts, articles, social media posts, and other forms of digital content, and often working with a content editor to ensure quality and consistency.
- Technical Writer – responsible for writing and editing technical documentation, such as user manuals, API guides, and other technical content.
- SEO Specialist – responsible for optimizing digital content for search engines, including keyword research and content optimization.
- Social Media Manager – responsible for managing an organization’s social media presence, including creating and scheduling posts and engaging with followers.
Going through job descriptions on recruitment sites is one of the simplest and easiest ways to learn more about each of these roles and understand the responsibilities involved.
To save you time researching this information, we have compiled a list of digital content team roles with role descriptions and salary estimates sourced from job training and recruitment sites like marketing-schools.org and indeed.com., and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).
Click on the links below to learn more about these roles:
Digital Content Team
Digital Strategy Director
Digital Content Strategist
Digital Content Manager
Content Production Manager
Digital Content Editor
Digital Content Writer
Digital Media Manager
Interactive Media Manager
Internet Marketing Director
Content Marketing Specialist
Digital Communications Professional
Search Engine Marketing Director
Digital Marketing Manager
Internet Marketing Coordinator
Email Marketing Manager
Social Media Director
Social Media Strategist
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) – An excellent resource for occupational data published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- The Small Business Digital Manager – This guide covers the challenges many small businesses face running an effective digital presence and provides practical ways to address these.
- Digital Business Video Courses – Video courses to help you develop the digital skills you need to manage content effectively.
- WordPress User Manual – A detailed and comprehensive step-by-step WordPress user manual for non-technical website users.
- Content Troubleshooting Guide – Use this guide to troubleshoot content-related issues.
Visit our tools and resources section for additional courses, guides, and helpful tools and resources for content managers.
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