Electric Literature Is Seeking a Marketing and Membership Manager

We’re Hiring! Electric Literature Is Seeking a Marketing and Membership ManagerHelp us grow the Electric Lit community and make literature relevant, exciting, and inclusive for a wider audience

Electric Literature seeks a part-time Marketing and Membership Manager to join our team. The Marketing and Membership Manager will be responsible for growing Electric Literature’s membership base and marketing its merchandise, publications, and programs to targeted audiences. Additional responsibilities include recruiting advertisers, and coordinating EL’s annual fundraising gala, the Masquerade of the Red Death, as well as other community-building and donor cultivation events. Though this is a part-time position, there will be opportunities to advance and expand the role.

Electric Literature’s mission is to make literature more relevant, exciting, and inclusive. Here’s how you’ll contribute to those goals:

  • Raise awareness and enthusiasm for Electric Literature’s activities and mission
  • Strengthen and grow Electric Literature’s community
  • Think creatively about how Electric Literature can communicate its ideals most effectively, and how the organization should adapt to a changing media landscape

RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing

  • Manage Electric Literature’s online store and merchandise, including customer service, order fulfillment, promotions, and marketing
  • Contribute ideas for new merchandise
  • Work with the Executive Director to establish and meet sales targets
  • Recruit new advertisers and build those relationships
  • Manage relationships with existing advertisers
  • Manage ad reporting and fulfillment
  • Help establish Electric Literature’s visual brand identity across projects and platforms
  • Pursue promotional and press opportunities for Electric Literature
  • Build a press list and regularly communicate EL’s accomplishments and new initiatives

Membership

  • Manage Electric Literature’s membership program, including communications and recruitment
  • Develop regular promotions to attract new members
  • Strengthen the membership community through in-person events and online initiatives
  • Regularly communicate with members, field member inquiries, etc.
  • Work with the Executive Director to establish and meet new membership targets

Events

  • Plan EL’s fundraising gala The Masquerade of the Red Death, held annually in October
  • Plan small community events such as readings and mingles
  • Plan cultivation events for prospective members and donors

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

  • Is outgoing and friendly; the kind of person who will introduce him or herself to everyone in a room
  • Thinks creatively about how to connect with people
  • Is passionate about literature’s power to bring people together
  • Is patient and organized
  • Has at least two years of professional marketing experience (assistant level and freelance work qualifies), including sales
  • Is able to set and work toward quantitative goals
  • Has professional event planning experience
  • Is organized, calm under pressure, and a quick thinker
  • Is familiar with the New York literary and cultural scenes

SKILLS

  • Mailchimp, mail merge
  • Strong communications skills
  • Familiarity with non-profit membership structures
  • Familiarity with online ad sales
  • Experience writing press releases and promotional material

This is a part time 15 to 20 hour/week position with a monthly stipend based on $20/hour. All candidates must be available to come into EL’s downtown Brooklyn office approximately 10 hours/week.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to editors@electricliterature.com with the subject: Marketing and Membership Manager Application: [Your Name]. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 29.

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