Our Marketing Coordinator will support PEN/Faulkner’s Executive Director in several areas: engaging audience members; promoting and coordinating public events; and telling the PEN/Faulkner story. The Marketing Coordinator will also provide support for PEN/Faulkner’s Director of Literary Programs in ensuring high-quality public literary programming and managing award submissions.
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
- Stewarding PEN/Faulkner’s social media channels: writing and designing content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; adding literary program recordings to YouTube; keeping our channels active; promoting events; engaging with audiences
- Maintaining PEN/Faulkner’s WordPress website: updating copy as needed, adding event transcripts, updating promotional content
- Event marketing: drafting and implementing marketing plans; creating and placing of social media advertisements
- Email marketing: creating and maintaining an calendar; writing and designing first drafts of PEN/Faulkner’s e-newsletters and promotional emails; segmenting audiences for emails; analyzing segments
- Managing virtual technology for PEN/Faulkner’s public programs, including its annual Award Celebration event
- Occasional/one-off modest graphic design projects, including PEN/Faulkner’s impact report and video graphic design elements
- Occasional management of print design vendors
Qualified candidates for this position will demonstrate the following
- Superior writing ability
- Facility with social media
- Proficiency with MS Office and Google Suite applications
- Comfort with learning new technologies
- Careful attention to detail
- Flexibility in a fast-paced work environment
- Ability to organize and prioritize daily and long-term projects and tasks
- Ability to organize information gathered from multiple constituents
- Ability to learn from (and own) failures/setbacks
- Extroversion and comfort in engaging with public audiences
The ideal candidate for this position may also have experience with some of the following, though these are not required qualifications:
- Stewarding an organization’s social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
- Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, or any other graphic design software package
- MailChimp or any other email marketing system
- EventBrite, GiveLively, Stripe, and/or PayPal
- WordPress, especially the Divi Builder plug-in
- Google AdWords and social media ad placement
- Zoom, including Zoom Webinars
- Videography and video editing
Compensation and Logistics
This is a half-time exempt position. Salary is $22,000 plus a 5% employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan. Compensation includes 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, 9 paid holidays, and a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day (inclusive). Benefits include participation in employer subsidized health, dental, and vision coverage. At present, during the pandemic, PEN/Faulkner does not maintain an in-person office, so most work is performed remotely. Given that we expect in-person programming to resume, however, the position is based in Washington, DC, and candidates will be expected to be present in-person, as much as health and safety conditions allow, when necessary. Candidates must have reliable home internet access.
Send a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to [email protected] with “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line. References will be contacted, with a notification to applicants beforehand, only for final-round candidates.
Please note: the PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire individuals and communities. In fulfilling that mission, PEN/Faulkner administers a variety of education programs that bring donated books, visits from authors, and writing instruction into low-income DC schools; hosts public literary programs that create opportunities for conversation between writers and readers; and recognizes significant achievements nationwide by giving out the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, as well as by selecting a PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion.