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Visual Content and Online Communities Manager

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Reporting to the director of public relations and social media, this position will play a critical role in bringing our brand stories to life. This position will be responsible for supporting organization-wide initiatives by developing compelling and engaging visual content, including embedding our mission, vision, and values across the organization, the launch and roll-out of our employer value proposition (EVP), migration to a new digital workplace, recruitment marketing efforts, engagement, I&D, and CR&S programming, social media asset creation, website content development, leadership visibility, and business-unit and corporate function initiatives.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions


  • Ability to combine audio and visuals to tell a cohesive, creative story that
    conveys the brand voice. Manipulate and edit video, podcast and animation pieces, input music, dialogue, close captioning, graphics, and other effects.
  • Consult with colleagues, stakeholders, and vendors to reimagine and produce multi-channel pieces that align with corporate brand standards.
  • Contribute new ideas, techniques, and feedback.
  • Comfortable creating detailed storyboards.
  • Correctly back up and archive all footage for future retrieval.
  • Adept at working and communicating with all levels of employees and customers, including C-level executives.
  • Develop social media content (messages and creative assets) in support of holistic communication strategies.
  • Support migration to the digital workplace through content and asset development
  • Test and optimize external channels outside of email, including video, podcasts, social, and new technology. Use data and insights to assess results and inform strategies.
  • Support additional projects as needed.


Qualifications & Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, cinematography, graphic design, brand marketing, or related field.
  • Exceptional copy, community, web, and social media writing skills a must. 
  • Strong understanding of the creative process, design principles, and color theory.
  • Knowledge of varied communication delivery vehicles to reach key stakeholders, including social tools and media measurement platforms.
  • Strong ideator and willing to challenge the status quo.
  • Well-versed in a Mac environment and Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and other key Adobe CC software. Must know MS Office and other industry-relevant software/tools.
  • Have a solid understanding of design applications, i.e., Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Expert knowledge of filming, podcasts, production, cameras, microphones, and other industry technology.
  • Expert-level editing, motion graphics, shooting and photography, and typography skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning and project management skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organization.
  • Prior design agency or in-house agency experience preferred.
  • Positive, driven, and energetic team player; able to roll-up his/her sleeves to get the job done. 
  • Proven ability to develop powerful visual communications that will resonate with all stakeholders; (leaders, employees and prospective employees, customers, industry influencers, etc.) 
  • Business acumen a plus.
  • Passion and spark for helping to create a winning CDK culture!
  • Flexibility to work outside standard business hours as needed.


At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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