Marketing Assistant


Marketing Assistant (part-time position)

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications


Position Overview:

Assist the Director of Marketing & Communications in executing various aspects of the Marketing Plan. Help in building the community awareness of TEDxGatewayArch, engage our fans & followers. Creating and curating content that serves to entertain & educate, and promote attendance at TEDxGWA events.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Community Communications
  • Develop strong relationships with the media and community stakeholders
  • Manage Public Relations team & work with partnership PR firm
  • Place our events on all major online community calendars
  • Write and supervise news releases, pitch letters, coordinate interviews with media outlets and organizations that align with our mission


Manage sub-group The Young Friends of TEDxGatewayArch
  • engage with other "young friends" groups in the region
  • coordinate outings & guerilla marketing-type events
  • coordinate & attend local events to help spread the word into the community


  • Understand local media & mediums for our audience
  • Radio, TV, Newspaper, Digital, Social, Other
  • Allocate budget  and negotiate payment terms with local media
  • Assist in content creation


Social Media Management
  • Execute on social media plan
  • Assist in content creation
  • Manage 2-5 UMSL interns studying Social Media
  • Help track analytics & create monthly reports


Manage volunteer teams of 2-20 members to help execute the above responsibilities


Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in Marketing, Advertising, local business or non profit preferred
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Strong organization and time management skills, acute attention to detail.
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a very collaborative manner.
  • Resourceful, results oriented, team player with a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Creative and Outgoing, excited to be part of a team making a change
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms and dashboards.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with internal staff and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a team to accomplish project goals, but also be able to operate independently with minimal oversight.
  • Average 30 hours/month, 12 month minimum commitment



  • Working to support positive difference in your community
  • Expanding your skill set in a team environment where all ideas are appreciated and well received
  • Exposure to TEDx community, influencers and change agents in the region
  • Flexible scheduling (hours and location) paired with a predictable set calendar of annual events


To apply email your resume to:


About the company:

TEDxGatewayArch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community of thought leaders. Drawing a hugely diverse audience, TEDx events provide intentional, cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections – sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region.


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