Entry level Marketing and Communications Associate

SmithBucklin - Greater Chicago Area

Posted 760 days ago
  • Experience
    Entry level
  • Job function
    Administrative, Marketing
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Job ID
  • Committed to hiring veterans

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Job description

Associates in MCS play a critical role in delivering service to SmithBucklin clients, including an integral part of collateral development and delivery, conducting basic research that drives marketing strategy, writing for different audiences and across different media, and interacting with teammates, managers, service providers and clients.  The MCS environment offers a rich professional learning experience across a host of marketing communications disciplines and competencies.




  • Draft and manage distribution of client marketing communications, including e-mail, Web site, press releases and common social media channels
  • Develop marketing collateral from copywriting through production
  • Maintain account master files and budget monitoring spreadsheets
  • Maintain marketing collateral sample files
  • Organize and update distribution lists for Marketing activities
  • Update production schedules and advertising/editorial calendars
  • Contribute to the organization, production, distribution, and inventory oversight of marketing collateral/publications/news releases as requested
  • Update client Web sites
  • Manage development, materials/delivery and tracking of advertising

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Bachelors degree in related field required (Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Business)
  • 1-2 years relevant professional experience in marketing
  • If recent graduate, relevant internship preferred
  • Awareness of general marketing process - research, planning, promotion, and evaluation
  • Successful candidate must have a solid understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to self start as well as work as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work under deadline in a multi-client deadline driven environment a must

About this company


Who we are: SmithBucklin is a professional services company specializing in association management. We are the world's largest association management company, founded in 1949. The company provides full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Old Lyme, CT, Bethesda, MD, St. Louis, MO, Buffalo Grove, IL and St. Paul, MN.  SmithBucklin is 100 percent employee-owned.


The Marketing & Communications services unit (MCS) provides a variety of services to our client organizations, including branding, creative services, public relations, membership publications, and convention and event marketing that goes beyond the successful execution of program and campaign deliverables. Our team partners with association leaders and other volunteers to develop marketing and communication strategies that are based on solid research and analysis that support the overall objectives of the organization. We then measure the effectiveness of our efforts to continuously hone the optimal mix of marketing communication methods, tactics and resources.


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