By Joe Pulizzi published April 7, 2011

Chief Content Officer Job Description

UPDATE 5/2/11 – Here is the final Chief Content Officer Job Description Sample as sourced from the comments below and on Facebook.

Since the release of Chief Content Officer magazine, we’ve been inundated with emails about a Chief Content Officer job description.

I’ve seen some good posts describing the CCO position like this one, as well as some sample descriptions like this one for PBS. Unfortunately, most of the job descriptions I’ve seen are for traditional media companies, not for non-media brands.

That said, here is what I’d like to do.  I need your help!

I’m asking you to suggest, in the comments below, components that should make up the job description for a Chief Content Officer.  After a week, I’ll put all the comments together into a formal, downloadable job description that we can all use and share.  ALSO, those who contribute to the JD will be noted at the end of the description as a contributor.

Here are the areas we need to cover:

  • Reports To:
  • Position Summary:
  • Responsibilities:
  • Success Criteria:
  • Experience and Education Required:
  • Skills Required:

Thanks for your help!  Let’s see if we can turn out a powerful job description here…and help each other in the process.

Author: Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is the Amazon bestselling author of Killing Marketing, Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine. His latest book is The Will to Die, his debut novel. He has founded three companies, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), and has launched dozens of events, including Content Marketing World. In 2014, he received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Content Council. His podcast series, This Old Marketing with CMI's Robert Rose, has generated millions of downloads from over 150 countries. He is also the author of The Random Newsletter, delivered to thousands every two weeks. His Foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to children in over 30 states. Follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi

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