Generally, job titles are capitalized if you are referring to a specific job title at a company such as “Chief Marketing Officer” or the job title precedes the name of a person.
For example, you would refer to “Chief Marketing Officer Bob” with capital letters since the job title is a specific title and it precedes the name of a person.
A few more examples include:
- Senior Vice President Stephanie
- Chief Executive Officer George
General Job Titles
Generic job titles that occur more than once at a company are generally lowercase, especially when not preceding a name. For example, “digital marketing manager” and “senior managers” are not capitalized.
The following examples illustrate this:
- Bill called all of the senior managers into a staff meeting.
- The digital marketing manager role on that team is open.
- All of the senior vice president’s direct reports are being transferred to the acquiring company.
Acronyms are always capitalized so the following job title acronyms would always be capitalized:
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