Career Opportunities

We're looking for a few good team members.

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Being a Part of the Blue Magnet Team:

  1. Be a part of a rapidly growing company in the travel/hospitality industry.
  2. Learn from a dynamic, fun, intelligent and passionate team.
  3. Vacation, sick, and holiday paid time off. Yes, our office is even closed on President’s Day for some reason.
  4. Work-from-home flex days. There’s nothing quite like getting work done on your laptop from the comfort of your back porch on a sunny Chicago summer day.
  5. Your input actually helps shape our company! (rest assured, our suggestion box isn’t just a garbage can with the label “Ideas” taped to the front)
  6. Centrally located in the Loop near every El line (the Skokie Swift doesn’t count).
  7. Casual dress code (we live every day like it’s casual Friday).
  8. Annual holiday and team member appreciation party (we appreciate our team every day, but we go all out for the holidays!).
  9. Free personal day off for your birthday! We don’t think you should have to work on the day you celebrate your awesomeness (Limit: one birthday per year).
  10. Fun, monthly team events (happy hours, taco parties, Whirleyball, happy hours, Cubs games, bowling parties and happy hours!)

 

Internet Marketing Account Manager & eStrategist:

Do you dream of keywords? Can you speak in Tweets? Are you ready to optimize a website with your own BARE HANDS?!

Then prepare yourself to wield phenomenal cosmic powers with the click of a mouse as an Internet Marketing Account Manager on the Blue Magnet team!  You will control the online destiny of approximately 8-10 hotels in distant, exotic lands, from the rolling, emerald knolls of New Zealand to the suburban sprawl of…well…Northeastern Cincinnati. Your goal is to help wayward travelers find and book their stay online with our hotel clients.  To do this you’ll decipher the ancient algorithms of the mighty search engines; you’ll unlock the mysteries of Expedia and Orbitz hotel listings; you’ll weave colorful tapestries of dialogue between the hotels and the travel community through social media; and you’ll learn how to harness all these extraordinary new online marketing powers for the forces of good—never evil.  The fate of these hotels lies in your hands!

We’re looking for talented online marketers with the following qualifications:

  • Absolutely must have a passion for online marketing!
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years’ Internet Marketing experience in an agency setting
  • Strong Search Engine Marketing (SEO) and Social Media Marketing (SMM) skills
  • Excellent communicators both written and oral (we want you to be great with computers AND be able to talk to humans)
  • Skilled in content creation for hotel websites, third party websites and company blog
  • Ability to analyze SEM reports and provide insights into campaigns based on the data
  • Ability to function autonomously or within a team environment
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to wear many (metaphorical) hats. This position requires someone who is well-rounded in Internet marketing as a whole. Actual hats will not be a requirement.
  • Positive, self-motivated attitude (no Negative Nancys or Easily Defeated Dans)


Additional qualifications that will make you really stand out:

  • Familiarity working within the hotel/hospitality industry
  • Experience conducting a search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising, or social media campaign
  • Detailed oriented. Bonus points if you include your favorite color in the subject line of your application email (prove what your resume says about how “detail oriented” you are).
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a marketing, advertising, or account management position
  • Basic understanding of HTML or CSS
  • Basic design skills using the Adobe Creative Suite


Compensation (what you’re actually looking for):

  • Starting annual salary commensurate with experience and skill level
  • Comprehensive medical plans (we pay 100% of premiums)
  • 401k retirement plan with employer matching
  • CTA/RTA pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Occasional travel opportunities to client properties across the U.S.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers [@] bluemagnetinteractive [dot] com.

 

Associate Internet Marketing Specialist:

We need individuals:

  • Interested or experienced in search engine marketing and the hotel industry
  • Who can learn new skills and concepts quickly
  • Who are excellent communicators (both written and oral)
  • With strong multitasking skills
  • Who exhibit exceptional time management skills


Position & Company Overview

Blue Magnet Interactive is a hotel online marketing agency seeking an enthusiastic, self-starting individual to join our team in a full-time position as an Associate Internet Marketing Specialist. This individual will assist an Internet Marketing Account Manager in the management and execution of the complete online marketing campaigns for an expanding portfolio of hotels across the country. The Associate Internet Marketing Specialist will receive on-the-job training to become an Internet Marketing Account Manager, who manages the entire online marketing strategy and client communication for 8 to 10 hotel clients. The Associate Specialist position will start out with minimal client communication, but will be trained to become the account lead (Account Manager) for approximately 5 of the 8 to 10 hotels. The ideal candidate will have an interest in the online marketing and hotel industries, with strong organizational, time-management, writing, interpersonal, communication and multitasking skills. If you have a background in SEO, PPC or social media management we would love to hear from you.

Our internet marketing team oversees all aspects of our hotel clients' online marketing campaigns, including copywriting, search engine optimization, website content updates, social media management, pay-per-click advertising, link-building campaigns, local search optimization, online travel agency updates (think Expedia), web analytics and reporting. Blue Magnet also specializes in hotel website design and development and offers an array of online tools and services to drive customers to book on our hotel clients' websites.


Job Summary:

  • Assist Internet Marketing Account Manager in the effective implementation of online marketing campaigns for approximately 8-10 hotels
  • Work with Internet Marketing Manager to develop a comprehensive annual online marketing plan to guide hotels through our monthly strategy for optimizing their online presence
  • Associate Specialist will be groomed to become the account lead for approximately 5 of the Account Manager’s 8 to 10 hotel clients
  • Associate Specialist may be promoted to Account Manager position, provided the Associate Specialist can show proven success in fully managing approximately 5 inherited hotel clients from their Account Manager
  • Write compelling copy for hotel websites, social media channels, blogs and other third party websites
  • Conduct keyword research and integrate effective search engine optimization techniques into hotel websites
  • Make website content updates (text and imagery) utilizing an online content management system
  • Keep track of multiple ongoing initiatives
  • Analyze web analytics reports and make recommendations based on what is presented in the data (ie, Google Analytics reports, social media reports, email campaign reports)
  • Stay on top of online marketing trends, integrate findings into existing campaigns and share new info with internal team
  • Set up and monitor e-mail marketing campaigns
  • Report to the Internet Marketing Account Manager regarding the progress of your marketing campaigns
  • Very minimal travel may be required
  • Salary commensurate with experience


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent communication skills (via phone, in person or written)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize responsibilities
  • Must have a passion for internet technology, online marketing and the hospitality industry
  • Must possess a basic understanding of search engine marketing
  • Can function well working both autonomously or within a team environment
  • Positive, self-motivated attitude
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software (specifically MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


Additional qualifications preferred (but not required) for the IDEAL Candidate:

  • Experience in search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising or social media management
  • Familiarity with the hotel/hospitality industry
  • 1-2 years of experience in a marketing, advertising or account management position
  • Basic understanding of HTML or CSS


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers [@] bluemagnetinteractive [dot] com.

 

Paid Search Specialist:

We’re seeking talented, paid search-focused internet marketers with the following qualifications:

  • 1-2+ years’ strong PPC(AdWords and Bing Ads) management experience with proven success
  • 1-2 years’ Internet Marketing experience in an agency setting
  • Experience with Google AdWords Keyword Planner, campaign creation, daily management, campaign tracking, and continual performance optimization
  • Properly and efficiently set-up paid search campaigns using Google AdWords including keyword research (discovery and expansion), review and editing of creative copy (titles and descriptions), creating ad extensions, using Enhanced Campaigns, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Experience with direct client facing responsibilities such as collaborative strategic planning and monthly performance reporting
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Positive attitude and passion for online marketing and the hospitality industry
  • Capacity to work both autonomously and within a team environment
  • Ability to wear many hats, as this position requires someone who is well-rounded in internet marketing as a whole – including strong foundation of knowledge in Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day search marketing activities across multiple search engines (Google,Bing Ads, etc.) including the campaign planning, implementation, budget management, performance review, and optimization of paid search campaigns.
  • Daily paid campaign management on additional channels such as: Google Hotel Price Ads, Facebook, Twitter, TravelAds, travel sites meta search, and others.
  • Grow and optimize campaigns through testing with ad copy, landing pages, bidding strategies, negative keywords, etc.
  • Implement and manage search and display retargeting campaigns
  • Coordinate the implementation of campaign conversion tracking
  • Must be able to pull, skillfully analyze, and present paid search reports to Account Managers and clients
  • Continually increase knowledge of current best practices and strategies for management of digital paid search


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers [@] bluemagnetinteractive [dot] com.