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An Email Marketing Specialist writes engaging copy used in email marketing campaigns and programs. Depending on the size of the agency or company, the Email Marketer may also be responsible for developing the email campaign strategy and tactics to deliver persuasive messages.

When posting for an Email Marketing Specialist, many companies may use job titles such as Email Marketing Manager, Digital Content Writer (Email), or Lead Email Content Marketer.

What does an Email Marketing Specialist do, typically?

Builds and manages email campaigns

An Email Marketer works cross-functionally to develop strategy and write copy for email campaigns that onboard, engage, and retain potential and current customers.

Understands the customer lifecycle

An Email Marketer understands email marketing concepts and metrics pertaining to customer segments, customer engagement, and the customer journey.

Measures results to evaluate and optimize campaigns

An Email Marketing Specialist identifies opportunities for continual improvement in email and other digital marketing efforts.

An Email Marketing Specialist is not:

A Direct Mail Marketer

An Email Marketer creates original content that will engage customers through email. A Direct Mail Marketer creates messages for what might be called “traditional” marketing strategies delivered to a mailbox—postcards, coupons, special offers, advertising circulars, catalogs, etc.

A Social Media Marketer

An Email Marketer creates original content that will engage customers through email. A Social Media Marketer creates messages to engage customers through social platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.

Important Metrics for an Email Marketer

Email Marketers track metrics to measure the effectiveness of their email campaign strategies and tactics. These metrics include:

  • click through rate
  • conversion rate
  • bounce rate
  • list growth
  • sharing/forwarding
  • ROI

Bonus copy for your Email Marketer job description and job ad

Copy the following text and paste it into your own job description, or, into our downloadable template in the section that looks like this:  <INSERT JOB DESCRIPTION COPY FROM BLOG POST HERE>

As an Email Marketer at <Company XXX>, you’ll get to showcase your expertise in developing our email campaign strategies and executing tactics that deliver persuasive messages to current and prospective customers. More specifically, you’ll get to:

  • promote and share information, news, and offers about our company to people on our mailing list
  • research our customers’ lifecycles and how they interact with our brand to understand the best ways to reach them through email
  • use email marketing concepts and metrics to measure and optimize our email campaigns, to improve open rates, deliverability, click rates, and conversion rates, and to achieve specific business goals

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