Manager, Marketing

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.

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About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, MTG is the largest automotive media company in the world. With franchises including MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Automobile, Wheeler Dealers, Roadkill, Best Driver’s Car, and dozens of other world-class brands, we are reimagining storytelling around mobility. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, connected TVs, social, and live events.

Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 

The Role

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Manager, Marketing (full-time, salaried, regular) will lead in the development of custom, advertiser supported programs across MotorTrend Group. This includes working closely with various internal departments, sales, publishers and editorial teams for the purpose of developing custom integrated marketing programs. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for connecting advertising partners’ objectives to MotorTrend Group’s proposed strategies, concepts and overall activation with audience.  Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development of custom cross-platform programs for MotorTrend Group clients connecting client objectives to proposed strategy, concepts and activation across MotorTrend Group portfolio of brands. Including, but not limited to:
    • Building proposals and RFP responses
    • Leading and/or participating in creative brainstorming in the development of custom integrated programs
    • Working closely with Marketing Research Manager to leverage research to develop strategic approaches and recommendations
    • Development of presentation materials including Power Point decks including, but not limited to, The Enthusiast Network group presentations, digital up-fronts and sales one-sheets
    • Supporting the development of strategic partnerships across MotorTrend Group
    • Development of strategic sales programs and the Marketing collateral to promote them
    • Assisting sales with client-specific proposals and/or presentations
  • Involved with assisting in the development of sold programs interacting with Marketing Project Management team.  Including, but not limited to:
    • Providing project management support of sold client programs
    • Providing support in the creative & development of sold client programs
    • Reporting out of integrated programs and campaigns and development of case studies and award submissions

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable.


  • Directly relatable experience within, and enthusiasm for, the automotive category
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or related field preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience/education with Advertising or Marketing
  • 5+ years’ experience/education with Digital/Online Technology

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proven leadership and organizational skills
  • Student of marketing/advertising
  • Proven ability to work independently 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proven oral and written communications skills, including knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be self-motivated, possess strong initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for analyzing and synthesizing research data, with the ability to build strategic “stories”
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite or equivalent, specifically PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong writing skills 

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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Technology we use

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Conveniently located off i-405, near LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line Station & the beach! Many walkable restaurant, café, drink, grocery & shop options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The essence of Motortrend’s culture lies in delivering value through teamwork & collaboration. We integrated Motortrend's platforms with a sophisticated backend platform called SONIC. The teams "Swarmed" together to solve complex problems as one. Open comms, approachable leaders & an “all hands on deck” attitude are the backbone to our success.

Uma Rao

Sr. Technical Program Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen


What's something quirky about your company?

As an auto enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders & HotRods rolling into our office. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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