Marketing Manager

Full Time
Houghton, MI
MTEC SmartZone
Management, Media, Communications & Writing

MTEC SmartZone

The Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone (MTECSZ) seeks a skilled Marketing Manager to join their team in Houghton, Michigan. This role is all about collaboration – you’ll be working closely with the MTECSZ team, local and regional universities, business leaders, and economic development groups.

As a Marketing Manager, you’ll take charge of promoting the MTECSZ brand and its programs. Are you someone who excels in:

  • Public relations
  • Marketing software like Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar tools
  • Crafting compelling copy for press releases, storytelling, websites, and social media
  • Developing brand messaging
  • Creating effective campaign messages

If your answer is a confident “yes” to these skills, then the Marketing Manager position might just be the perfect fit for you.


  • $50,000 – $80,000 annually based on the knowledge and experience you bring to the position.
  • Health, dental, prescription drug, and vision insurance; disability insurance.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Paid holidays and paid vacation time.
  • Full-time Monday-Friday position.


  • Our main goal is to find a resourceful and experienced Marketing Manager. This can be accomplished by a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience allowing you to be successful in this position. Preference given to candidates with 5 or more years’ hands-on experience in a marketing position.
  • Passion for economic development. A genuine interest in economic development and a commitment to contributing to the growth of MTECSZ and the surrounding community is a key driver for success in this role.
  • Strong communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial for effective collaboration with the MTECSZ team and stakeholders.
  • Marketing software proficiency. Demonstrated experience with marketing tools such as Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, or similar software is essential for creating visually appealing and engaging content.
  • Copywriting expertise. A knack for crafting compelling and targeted copy for various mediums, including press releases, storytelling, websites, newsletters, and social media, is a must.
  • Public relations acumen. Possessing a solid understanding of public relations principles and practices will enable you to effectively promote MTECSZ and its programs to different stakeholders.
  • Brand messaging skills. The ability to develop and maintain consistent and impactful brand messaging is crucial for building and reinforcing the MTECSZ brand identity.
  • Campaign management. Experience in planning and executing marketing campaigns, including developing messaging strategies, will be beneficial in driving successful promotional initiatives.
  • Adaptability and creativity. Being adaptable to change and having a creative mindset will help you stay ahead in developing innovative marketing strategies.
  • Leadership qualities. Demonstrating strong leadership qualities, including initiative, decision-making, and the ability to inspire, is essential.
  • Collaborative spirit. Success in this position hinges on your ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams, universities, and business leaders, fostering a positive and productive working environment. Valid driver’s license and occasional travel required to attend meetings, seminars, conferences, etc.

If you bring these essential requirements along with your enthusiasm and dedication, you’ll be well-equipped to make a significant impact as the Marketing Manager at MTECSZ. Take the next step and apply online at 

MTECSZ is a not-for-profit, high-tech business incubator that guides entrepreneurs in the development of successful technical businesses, as well as helping create high tech jobs in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

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