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10 Top Content Marketers to Hire in 2024

Allow a specialized, Mayple-vetted content marketer to help you entice and educate your audience so you can drive trust and revenue.

Octavia Drexler
By Octavia Drexler
Ben Kazinik
Edited by Ben Kazinik

Updated March 10, 2024.

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Content marketing is one of the best, steadiest, and most ROI-friendly ways to build authority, trust, and engagement with your target audience. But if you want your content to really work, you need to hire a good content marketer.

If that's the case, you're in the right place! We have gathered the top 10 content marketers to hire this year.

Keep reading and find out more.

Our top picks for content marketers in 2024

1. Daniel D - Overall best

2. Jessica B. - Best for influencer-driven content

3. Richard G - Best for data-driven content

4. DJ W - Best for SaaS

5. Joseph Z - Best for lead magnet content

6. Adelina C - Best for Fashion brands

7. David E - Best for Home & garden businesses

8. Connie C - Best for Food & drinks

9. Daniel R - Best for thought leadership content

10. Andrew G - Best for Sports & outdoors



What is content marketing?

Content marketing involves creating and sharing online marketing assets (such as videos, blog articles, or social media posts) to educate, inform, entertain, and stimulate interest in a product or service without explicitly promoting it.

At its core, content marketing is tightly connected to inbound marketing (a branch of marketing that emphasizes drawing customers in rather than pushing products toward them), as it involves creating informative and/or entertaining content to engage potential customers.

However, content marketing can also function as an outbound activity, to help promote your brand and products more directly. For example, an outbound specialist may need the help of a content marketing specialist to create sales assets (like whitepapers, promotional videos, and other marketing collateral).

Regardless of approach, the primary goal of content marketing is to provide valuable information that will generate qualified traffic and encourage potential customers to check out your brand and purchase your product.

Best overall

1


Daniel D

Daniel D.

Fortune 500 B2B Copywriter & Content Leader

Experience

14+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Tech, Fashion, Health & wellness

Daniel has written for some of the biggest companies and brands in America.

  • Specialties
  • Copywriting
  • Content marketing

Daniel’s experience across the Tech sector is nothing short of impressive. He’s worked with companies like Shopify, Facebook, HubSpot, TimeDoctor, Lemlist, ClickFunnels, and many others — and his results were outstanding.

Best for - Influencer-driven content

2


Outstanding
9.9
Jessica B

Jessica B.

Content & Influencer marketing specialist

Experience

9+ years


Country

UK


Industry focus

Food & drinks, Art & entertainment, Electronics

Jessica has worked in media for 9 years with the last 4.5 years in influencer marketing. 

  • Content marketing
  • Influencer marketing
  • Public relations

Not only did Jessica work with pretty big brands (Xiaomi, Ryman, and so on), but she delivered amazing results too. At Xiaomi, for example, she used a small PR budget to spread the company’s content (and it eventually reached 33.8 million in circulation.)

Best for - Data-driven content

3


Outstanding
9.9
Richard G

Richard G

SEO manager and content marketer

Experience

17+ years


Country

Australia


Industry focus

Travel, Professional services

Richard is a friendly, creative, and results-driven content marketing professional. His unique strength is his ability to combine creativity with data and critical thinking to create content, campaigns, and SEO growth that engages and converts. He's very transparent and loves to share my skills and learn from others to get the best results. His success comes from achieving your goals.

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Content management
  • CRO
  • Facebook Ads
  • Google Ads

Richard is a talented content marketing leader with 17+ years in the industry. He can produce any type of content to increase your sales and customer engagement.

Best for - SaaS

4


Outstanding
9.9
DJ W

DJ W.

Content marketer

Experience

19+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Software as a Service

Creative, engaging, and unique, DJ Waldow knows how to make your content shine.

  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimization
  • Social media marketing

DJ Waldow has worked with some of the best names in the SaaS industry: Gong, Monday.com, CaptivateIQ, and others

Best for - Lead magnet content

5


Outstanding
9.8
Joseph Z

Joseph Z

B2B marketer

Experience

24+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Professional services

Joseph is a B2B marketer with expertise in content and email marketing.

  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic design

Joseph’s far from an average content marketer. He’s data-driven, he’s got the case studies to back up his claims, and he knows how to make content really work for you. His lead magnet at Kinetic Worldwide, for example, has driven more than 2,000 leads in a short amount of time.

Best for - Fashion brands

6


Outstanding
9.8
Adelina C

Adelina C

Creative consultant

Experience

7+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Style & fashion, Beauty, Art & entertainment

Adelina is a creative consultant with a background in fashion and design.

  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Social ads
  • Video marketing

Adelina’s social content has driven awareness and engagement for multiple brands, such as Mass Beverly, Minotti LA, A Creator’s Club, and more. At Mass Beverly, for example, her creative approach to social content drove more than 100,000 impressions on their Instagram account, with a 5% engagement rate. Her background in fashion help her understand the market and deliver content that gets the attention your brand needs.

Best for - Home & garden businesses

7


Outstanding
9.8
David E

David E

Digital marketing guru

Experience

11+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Home & garden, Art & entertainment, Real estate

David is a well-rounded digital marketer with expertise in multiple areas.

  • Content marketing
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Conversion Rate Optimization

David has more than a decade of experience in creating and executing digital marketing strategies for his clients. His content marketing work, combined with SEO, has been driving great results for customers in a variety of niches, such as Home & garden, where his work led to a significant spike in traffic and engagement, from relevant sources.

Best for - Food & drinks

8


Fantastic
9.7
Connie C

Connie C

Digital marketing professional

Experience

11+ years


Country

UK


Industry focus

Food & drinks, Technology

Connie is a Food influencer, social media manager, and content marketer with a track record of driving amazing results for her clients

  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • CRM

Connie has experience in content and email marketing, as well as CRM implementations. Her expertise in the Food & drinks industry is unbeatable: in 2023, she was named Top hospitality influencer in the UK, so she knows the industry inside and out.

Best for - Thought leadership content

9


Fantastic
9.7
Daniel R

Daniel R

MarCom manager

Experience

14+ years


Country

Israel


Industry focus

B2B tech, B2C tech

Daniel is an experienced communicator, capable of creating thought leadership content that will position you and your business as a top authority in your field

  • Content marketing
  • Communications

Daniel has more than 14+ years of experience in content marketing and communications. These days, he specializes in thought leadership content, from eBooks to blog articles and speeches. Most of his client base is in Tech or electronics (B2C tech), and his track record of success is amazing.

10


Fantastic
9.7
Andrew G

Andrew G

Content & email marketing specialist

Experience

8+ years


Country

US


Industry focus

Sports & outdoors, Hospitality

Andrew is a marketer with lots of experience in the Sports, outdoors, and fitness industries.

  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Social media management
  • Google Ads

Andrew knows Mailchimp inside out, but more than anything, he knows how to make your content shine. He has worked with a host of businesses in the Sports & outdoors space too, so he understands the audience, the requirements, and how to bring it all together for you, so your content is educational and enticing.





16 skills every content marketer needs to succeed

Here are several core content marketing skills that every content writer and content marketing agency needs:

Excellent writing

Writing is of course a must. Although their skillset should go beyond that (especially in the current context), writing lies at the core of what a content marketer does. It's essential for them to have excellent writing skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in clear and concise language.

Also, your content manager should also know how to write for different types of content marketing campaigns, with different goals. It's one thing to write digital content for a blog, it's a different thing to produce a white paper, a piece of gated content, or compelling content for a landing page. 

Researching

The type of content you need to create depends on what resonates with your audience. So a marketer needs to be able to research various topics to create relevant and interesting pieces.

A content strategist should know how to fact-check data, dig through customer research interviews, and even run interviews themselves. They should also know how to round up experts and include their quotes in various pieces of content.

Search engine optimization

Although not all content is created for SEO purposes, a good content manager should have a solid understanding of how to get organic traffic from Google and other search engines. That could include on-page optimization, guest posting on other sites, and content collaborations with leading industry blogs.

Social media management

Again, a content marketer's job isn't the same as a social media marketer's, but it's very important for a content marketer to understand the basics of social media management.

Knowing how different platforms work, how to keep your brand top of mind, having basic copywriting skills, and understanding the principles of organic and paid post-promotion can help content marketers reach larger audiences.

Data analysis

Content marketers should know how to sift through qualitative and quantitative data to extract insights, track performance, analyze content gaps, and optimize content for better results. They need to be comfortable with data analysis tools such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEO tools, and various social media analytics tools.

Graphic design

Another super important skill is graphic design because freelance content marketers are often tasked with creating visual content - infographics, banners, thumbnails, etc.

Your candidate doesn't need to be a design guru. All they need is basic knowledge of Canva, Photoshop, and other design platforms for creating visuals for different types of content. Even if they don't handle the design itself, having basic design skills will help them better communicate and collaborate with the design team.

Email marketing

A content marketing expert doesn't have to know in-depth email marketing. However, they should be able to create email campaigns that help them distribute created content and connect to a brand's audience. They should know how to work with email tools like Mailchimp, Drip, Klaviyo, and more. 

Content marketing strategy and planning

Your ideal content writer needs to be able to plan and strategize the content creation process. They should know how to create an editorial calendar, curate topics, come up with ideas for different types of pieces, and create a timeline for writing, promoting, and distributing them.

Storytelling

Content marketing is all about telling stories, so a content marketing expert should be able to craft compelling narratives and embed them in valuable content. They should know how to use storytelling techniques to entice, engage, and convert audiences.

Project management

Your ideal hire should have basic project management skills to be able to handle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines. They should be able to effectively plan and manage their workloads, set realistic goals, prioritize tasks, and keep track of progress.

Communication

Marketers are primarily communicators, so they should have excellent communication skills to effectively convey ideas, collaborate with other members of the digital marketing team (and outside of it), and build relationships with audiences.

They should also be great listeners. Some of the most insightful pieces of content are born when a marketer collects data and stories from customers, prospects, and colleagues.

Flexibility

The digital marketing space changes all the time. Even though the general rules stay the same, marketers must be flexible regarding project requirements, ever-changing search engine algorithms, and trends. They should know how to pivot and be able to move away from outdated tactics to maximize their efforts.

Creativity

Standing out from the crowd is getting harder and harder, so your ideal content marketing specialist should know how to use creativity to come up with high-quality content ideas that:

  • Cuts through the noise
  • Resonates with the audience
  • Captures their attention
  • Gets a good engagement rate


Attention to detail

Good content marketing isn't just about creating amazing content. It's also about the little details that make the experience enjoyable for customers and prospects. It's about ensuring each piece of content adheres to brand and tone of voice guidelines. It's about ensuring every comma is in its right place, and every metaphor is strategically used to attract, exemplify, educate, and convince.

Collaboration

Content managers don't work in a void, and as such, soft skills are crucial. They must collaborate with growth marketers, designers, writers, editors, social media professionals, and other teams to create successful campaigns. They should be able to share ideas, express their opinions, and work together to get the job done.

Continuous learning

A content person's job is never done. Continuous learning is an integral part of a marketer's job. If you want to make sure your content marketing hire stays on top of industry trends and performs content optimization accordingly, go with someone who shows a track record of continuous learning, experimentation, and improvement.

7 signs you need to hire a content marketer

Do you really need an expert content marketer?

Chances are that if you don't already have at least one person working on your content efforts, you're leaving money on the table. Content is one of the most affordable and highest-ROI channels you have.

Here are seven signs hiring a content creator is long overdue in your company:

You only produce content sporadically

If you only produce blog posts every now and then and if you don't have a content calendar in place, it might be time to hire someone to handle this for your business.

You don't measure your content marketing

You can't know if you're doing well if you don't measure your content marketing efforts. It's critical that you know the ROI or return on investment of your content operation. How much revenue do your posts generate? An effective content marketer can help you create reports and connect KPIs to business growth.

You don't have a distribution and promotion plan for your content

Publishing posts is one thing, but you also need to make sure you distribute them efficiently. You should share your blog posts on all your various social media channels, email newsletters, various email marketing campaigns, and content distribution platforms. This will help you maximize the impact of every piece you produce.

You cannot commit to quality

If you cannot commit to consistently creating quality content, an expert might help. They could create an effective content strategy, a plan, and document processes that ensure quality output every time.

Content and SEO strategy go hand in hand. If you want your website's pages to rank better, you need to invest in content - and a specialized person can definitely help here.

Your social media posts show low engagement

Content and social media platforms are best friends too. If you want your social accounts to drive more engagement (and attention), a content specialist might be able to help.

You don't have a clear content strategy in place

If your content production is sporadic, lacks clear direction, and doesn't always serve your business best, you need a strategy in place. An effective strategy can help streamline your efforts and reach your goals faster.

You want to amplify your brand

Content marketing can be a tremendous brand-building tool. If you want to build a brand that's trustworthy, authoritative, and human, you need to hire someone to really take charge of it and create the partnerships you need to succeed. 

Tips on hiring the right content marketer for your project

Let's say you've already decided to hire a content marketing manager, but you're baffled by the sheer number of potential candidates. Here's how to make sure you hire the right person for your business:

1. Look at their writing samples

First, ask for some samples. If your candidate's writing samples don't appeal to you (or don't feel like a match with your business and its customers), you might want to move to the next candidate.

2. Give them examples of your own content

Sharing examples of something you've published will help you and your candidates ensure you're on the same page regarding style, tone of voice, and what you need your content to do for your brand.

3. Send a paid writing assignment

The problem with published work is that it's often heavily edited. So you want to send a paid writing assignment to really see your candidates in action and be able to gauge their skill level. 

4. Ask the right (strategy) questions

When interviewing content marketing managers, make sure you ask the right questions. Some of them could include:

  • What's your approach to content marketing?
  • How do you create an effective content marketing strategy that supports business objectives and drives revenue growth?
  • How do you measure performance (qualified leads, qualified traffic, sales)?
  • What content formats do you specialize in creating, such as blog posts, social media content, video content, or whitepapers?
  • How do you measure the success of your content marketing campaigns?
  • Have you worked with tools or platforms to manage and optimize content, such as Google Analytics or HubSpot?
  • How do you approach developing buyer personas and creating content tailored to them?
  • Can you provide examples of how you have collaborated with other teams, such as SEO, social media, or design, to create effective content?
  • How do you conduct research and gather information to inform your content marketing strategy?
  • Have you ever run subject matter expert interviews?
  • How do you ensure your content is optimized for search engines and meets SEO best practices?
  • Do you have specific experience with social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter, for example? Have you managed social media channels in your previous positions?
  • What is your experience creating content for every stage of the sales funnel?
  • Have you ever built a content team or an editorial team? How about working in a larger content marketing team where everyone had their own specialty?
  • Can you tell us about a successful content marketing initiative you had?
  • Which marketing channels do you suggest we use to promote our content?
  • How many current customers do you have?
  • Have you worked with business owners with a similar customer base / target audience?

5. Use Workello to filter through applications

Workello is an excellent platform for finding and hiring talent, including professional content marketers. It helps you assess applications quickly to find the perfect match for your business faster.

6. Give them more than one chance

Giving your candidates a second chance is a great way to see how they respond to feedback and if they can adapt their writing and strategies to suit your needs. Especially in content marketing, it might sometimes take one or two iterations on a text to ensure it matches the desired tone of voice, speaks to your audience, and matches your business needs.

7. Hire the perfect content marketer with Mayple

Want to save time and hire an excellent content marketer without going through heaps of applications? Mayple offers pre-vetted, expert content marketers ready to help you out. They can produce all forms of content for you - from white papers to blogs to video marketing - and help you improve your content performance.

Contact us and let's chat!