Digital Marketing Manager - Culture+Commerce


Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; digital platforms at and; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; a designer focused representation agency, Culture+Commerce; and a highly regarded event program including the Design Dialogues series. Surface is launching several new initiatives in 2017 and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018.


Position Overview:


The Digital Marketing Manager reports to the Agency Director of Culture+Commerce and is responsible for leveraging content to generate significant visibility for Culture+Commerce and its designers. With a focus on developing digital marketing strategies, they will gain attention from desired brand partners, increase traffic to, and oversee the content and management of a semi-monthly newsletter.




Digital Marketing

  • Oversee all digital, email, and social media campaigns

  • Develop marketing concepts for brand partnerships in conjunction with the Agency Director and the partnerships team

  • Manage traffic acquisition and search strategy (SEM, SEO, affiliation, paid social)

  • Analyze, measure, and report on the success of marketing campaigns using KPIs to ensure efforts have yielded significant results

  • Manage all website content, including designer portfolios and press calendar, to enhance brand visibility and business development opportunities for C+C designers

  • Work closely with C+C Partnerships Manager on preparation of proposals, pitch decks, and any other marketing materials as needed

  • Create compelling case studies as needed to show value and results of working with C+C and its designers

  • Handle all other digital marketing tasks as assigned


Tracking, Measurement, List Management:

  • Oversee the tracking and creation of digital clips for all media placements related to C+C designer collaborations (print, digital, and broadcast)

  • Create regular reports with all placements and executive summary of results

  • Create and manage contact lists for digital campaigns including collaboration launches, events, and general agency announcements



  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 2-4+ years experience managing Digital (web marketing, website project management, user experience)

  • Familiarity with the cultural media landscape (art, fashion, design, and architecture)

  • Ability to effectively partner cross functionally with Surface Media’s teams to capitalize on opportunities, develop and implement initiatives that can drive brand awareness and growth

  • Exceptional planning and project management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Expertise in creating compelling marketing concepts and presentations

  • Positive attitude, willingness to work hard with a fast-paced team, and ability to shift gears quickly

TO APPLY: submit resume and cover letter along with any supporting portfolio exhibits and salary requirements.  Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.