What does a Campaign Manager do?

A Campaign Manager can be employed or contracted by many different entities. Their primary duty is to implement advertisement, sales or political strategies across a market. Campaign Managers work hand in hand with external agencies, freelancers, marketing companies and a handful of other resources. As well as sourcing new relations, A Campaign Manager on-boards and trains new staff.

There are no specific requirements to hold a Campaign Manager position. However, most companies and contractors prefer that a candidate possess a degree in marketing, public relations or a similar field. Advanced degrees in Marketing of Communications will yield high-status positions. Previous experience with marketing roll-outs, B2B and B2C campaigns is a huge plus in this field.

What responsibilities are common for Campaign Manager jobs?
  • Meet with all new clients to identify and conceptualize campaign strategies
  • Design and organize an optimal campaign inside budget constraints
  • Locate and secure talent and resource before campaign launch
  • Train and groom all resources for optimum efficacy
  • Utilize staff and resources to produce quality content for execution
  • Devise a campaign timeline and schedule
  • Execute campaign effectively, on schedule and on budget
  • Monitor all outlets and resources for campaign impact and progress
What are the typical qualifications for Campaign Manager jobs?
  • bachelor's in Marketing, Advertising or related field (preferred)
  • Advanced degree in related field (preferred)
  • 7+ year track record of participating in successful campaigns
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience overseeing simultaneous campaigns
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of current market trends
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willing to travel domestically
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Campaign Manager make?

Campaign Manager Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
15%
2 - 4
70%
5 - 7
9%
8+
6%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Oct 16, 2021

“Devin is the best Boss I’ve worked for and he always wants all his people to win!”

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Feb 24, 2022

“Good compensation package but not the best compared to other companies in the same range.”

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Campaign Manager
Sep 17, 2021

“I do work a lot but I am excited to show up and work with a great team.”

McDonald'sMcDonald's
Campaign Assistant
Sep 2, 2020

“functional collaboration and the majority of individuals and teams genuinely want to help one another achieve the best.”

Central GroupCentral Group
Affiliate Channel Campaign Manager
May 12, 2020

“The boss was really great at his job and inspired me to keep up the good work.”

InvestingChannelInvestingChannel
Campaign Manager
Nov 27, 2020

“The work load is quite high and make it difficult maintain work and life balance.”

Oneflow (Sweden)Oneflow (Sweden)
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Mar 17, 2022

“life balance and career in general I would highly recommend applying for a job at Oneflow.”

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Feb 2, 2022

“Everyone is no nice that working for 6 months I didn't find any issue.”

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