We surveyed 3,333 content managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical content manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a content manager?

Low

High

Working as a content manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a content manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a content manager typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a content manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a content manager.

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Do content managers work full-time or part-time?

76% of content managers work in full-time roles while 24% work part-time.

Is being a content manager stressful?

Low

High

Content managers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a content manager?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a content manager.

How competitive is the workplace for content managers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for content managers.

Does being a content manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Content managers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are content managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Content managers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do content managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Content managers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a content manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a content managers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are content managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, content managers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a content manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for content managers.

Does being a good content manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a content manager.