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Grist Seeks Marketing Manager

Grist (www.grist.org) seeks a creative, solutions-oriented marketing manager with a broad base of experience to help craft our marketing strategies and expand readership of our award-winning online environmental magazine. This is a full-time position located in our downtown Seattle office. We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Grist’s marketing manager will play a senior role on the three-person marketing team during an exciting time of expansion and transition, as the magazine begins publishing more content, builds more partnerships, invests in new technologies, and solidifies our standing as the top online source of environmental news and commentary. We are a highly collaborative organization and seek someone to work closely and cooperatively with our current staff members. The marketing manager will report to the deputy director.

We’re looking for a resourceful person who doggedly seeks out opportunities, enjoys keeping lots of balls in the air at one time, and manages relationships with aplomb. Most of all, we’re looking for a person who, when faced with obstacles, responds with creative, well-considered ideas, keeping projects moving forward. On any given day, the marketing manager may work to syndicate our content to large environmental groups or major media outlets; negotiate and manage co-registration deals; manage an outside P.R. agency or get on the phone with reporters to pitch stories about Grist; write press releases, web copy or reader communiqués; and develop actionable reports based on our website and email readership statistics. Tasks such as these will support a strategic marketing plan which the marketing manager will play a significant role in developing. If these responsibilities appeal to you and you have a deep interest in environmental causes, you may be Grist’s next marketing manager.

Responsibilities Include:
Marketing Strategy
• Think creatively about ways to attract more readers, reach new audiences, and expand Grist’s partnerships, and take a leadership role in acting on the strategy.
• Lead the team in designing and executing Grist’s co-registration, public-relations, advertising and search-engine marketing programs.
• Help plan and manage special projects.

• Identify potential marketing partners and approach them with ideas for collaboration.
• Build and maintain strong, long-term relationships with partners and, with the help of Grist’s marketing assistant, manage the day-to-day details of those partnerships.
• Create programs designed to attract new subscribers, particularly those in their 20s and 30s.

• Working with support staff, determine the most useful web traffic, subscriber, and partner reports. Help create and update reports.
• Help package information about Grist for fundraising, media outreach and other efforts.

• Take a leadership role in expanding advertising/sponsorships on the Grist website and in Grist emails.

Applicants should have:
• 5-8 years of marketing experience, with expertise in online marketing and business development
• Proven record of creative problem solving and planning skills
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Superior ability to multi-task, excellent time-management skills
• A passion for working with partners
• Deep knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint
• Ability to thrive as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
• Bachelor’s degree (business or marketing concentration preferred)
• A broad knowledge of environmental issues preferred

To apply, please send us a cover letter and resume. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate applicants' qualifications and work style. Send materials as text in the body of an email message to [email protected]; please put "marketing manager" in the subject line. We will not be able to accept your application if you send attachments. Seriously.

Electronic communications are preferred, but you may also mail or fax materials to:
811 First Ave., Suite 466
Seattle, WA 98104
fax: 253.423.6487
No phone calls, please.

Salary DOE; good benefits, a delightful workplace, and the opportunity to play a crucial role in a magazine with a mission. Grist is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on anything except how dang good you are at your job. People of color and individuals from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Background on Grist:
Founded in 1999, the nonprofit, online magazine Grist has developed the most recognizable voice in environmental journalism -- funny, opinionated, and intelligent. Grist's mission is to publish environmental news, investigations, analysis, and commentary, spiked with a sense of humor and designed to motivate readers to protect the environment. Our exacting journalistic standards, thoughtful perspective, and stable of top-notch writers have made Grist the most entertaining and credible source of environmental news available today. Each month Grist reaches 350,000 unique people via its free email updates and website. Readers include environmental leaders, policy makers, journalists, students, and other concerned citizens.

May 11, 2005 in Employment | Permalink


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