Marketing and Communications Coordinator
City: Minneapolis, MN
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and executing strategies to enhance MCBA’s visibility and reputation, increase audience engagement, and expand support for MCBA’s mission and programs. This position will support MCBA’s marketing and communications needs, which includes design of marketing collateral, social media, website, email and direct mail communication, and press releases.
Help create, implement and manage the day-to-day execution of an organizational communication plan that includes innovative print and electronic materials and creative and clear messaging.
Ensure MCBA’s branding guidelines are represented accurately and consistently, helping staff understand our branding and language.
Design, write, produce, and distribute print communications, including newsletters, exhibition announcements, special event invitations, and others.
Manage strategy, content creation, and design of digital communications, including website, bi-weekly e-newsletter, and presence on social media channels.
Create and maintain an editorial calendar for effective promotion of MCBA’s programs, events, and opportunities.
Create timelines and production schedules for communications and design needs.
Measure, analyze and report on communication benchmarks, statistics and outcomes.
Other duties as required or directed, including, but not limited to: special events support, staff meeting attendance; participation in professional education and development opportunities as arranged by supervisor; preparation of reports and program summaries as requested.
Qualifications or requirements
Bachelor’s’ degree in a related field of study.
2 to 3 years of work experience in professional communications, public relations, marketing or a related field.
Excellent visual design and typographic skills.
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in software applications: Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and Squarespace, and HTML coding ability.
Demonstrated expertise in communication and social media best practices; including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Knowledge of photography and the ability to use camera.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; exceptional copy editing skills.
Strong project management experience and ability to work collaboratively to meet deadlines.
Interest in MCBA’s mission and connection to the book arts or greater visual arts field.
Commitment to a work and community environment that fosters inclusion and respect.
How to apply
Please respond via email with resume, 1-pg cover letter, and a PDF containing 4-6 examples of graphic design work to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Marketing and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line by Sunday, July 7, 11:59pm CST. Please do not submit your materials by mail or in person. No calls please. The ideal candidate will be able to start in August 2019.