Are You Looking For a Rewarding Position with the World's Best Direct Response Marketing Company?

GKIC is Looking For a Few Good Men and Women!

You Love Being a GKIC Member... How About Being a Part of the GKIC Team?

GKIC employees are driven by passion and an entrepreneurial spirit. We're looking for like-minded people eager to help small businesses grow profitably through marketing and sales. To apply send a cover letter, current salary and resume to the email address listed at the bottom of each position description.

Current Openings include:

Director of Marketing Communications


The Director of Marketing Communications will lead the organization in the development and implementation of a marketing communications plan designed for the acquisition, conversion, engagement, and retention of membership. The position will have oversight of the consistency of messaging across all delivery channels and product and service categories.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the organization in the development and execution of an annual marketing plan reflective of cross-company initiatives (i.e. new product launches, events, product promotions etc.)
  • Oversees the coordination of communication to members and non-members via numerous channels of delivery (i.e. emails, direct mail, blog posts, website, sales letters, event and product promotions etc.)
  • Skilled in strategizing and implementing buyer and non-buyer purchase funnels via marketing automation tools
  • Manages projects across a team of three copywriters for consistency and accuracy of the brand voice
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in a culture where professional satisfaction is garnered from creating "structure from chaos"
  • Clear leadership talents
  • Natural propensity towards detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytic mind coupled with thirst for measuring results as a stimuli for refined future action
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Business, Communications or related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo, Infusionsoft etc.)
  • Well versed in direct response marketing principles
  • Demonstrated copywriting skills
  • Experience in a membership based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to HR1@gkic.com

Director of Business Development


The Director of Business Development will develop new and nurture current business relationships aimed at landing incremental business leads across a host of sales platforms (subject matter experts for events and product development, sponsorships, new membership funnels, joint ventures etc.). The Business Director will deliver results via identifying, defining, developing, negotiating and closing business relationships.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and develop all current business relationships across numerous channel partners such as affiliates, business consultants, sponsors etc.
  • Develop new business opportunities by contacting potential partners and exploring/proposing mutually beneficial business deals
  • Screen deals via analyzing market strategies, deal requirement, financials
  • Work with the Marketing team to define new marketing/sales tools that are needed to open doors in the targeted markets
  • Maintain accurate records of activities, contacts, opportunities and account information to reflect qualification process
  • Responsible for client satisfaction and relationship profitability, while providing business customers with a single point of contact
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Must be motivated and self-disciplined
  • Strong time management skills
  • Exhibit strong presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent influence and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
  • Strong team building and mentoring skills; clear leader
  • Results-oriented; thrives on P&L management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/influence cross-functional teams; collaborative, yet decisive, decision making style
  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree appreciated
  • 5 to 10 years of Business Development experience across a wide variety of industries and companies with a successful track record of selling
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters, and salary history should be sent to HR7@gkic.com

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