Remote, Who we are:
AUTM is the nonprofit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward through research commercialization (tech transfer).
In this role, as a Marketing Manager , you will be employed by AUTM both for Association responsibilities and in support of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This is a remote position and is open to candidates in all geographic areas, but applicants based in the Washington, DC or Chicago areas are preferred to facilitate more frequent meetings with other staff.
AUTM is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its staff and Membership. Diversity encompasses, but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, physical or medical condition, military and veteran status, socioeconomic status, marital and familial status, and sexual orientation.
What you will do:
Serve primarily as the editor of both AUTM and FLC’s newsletters.
Provide writing, editing and support for AUTM’s editorial content and collateral, including, but not limited to, emails, event scripts and collateral, executive communications and brochures.
Oversee FLC’s Labs in Action Success story database, editing new entries, liaising with labs regarding submissions, promoting the collection and a volunteer committee.
Oversee AUTM’s Better World Project story collection, writing and editing new entries, liaising with universities regarding submissions, promoting the collection and a volunteer committee.
When necessary, work with freelance writers, copy editors and leadership to ensure that all publications are well-considered, analytically sound, and free from grammatical, spelling and mathematical errors.
Work with the graphic designers to provide guidance and oversight on format and layout.
Ensure consistent adherence to professional writing standards and style guidance.
Work with external columnists to ensure copy is well-considered, well-written and delivered on time for publication.
Provide support as needed for advertisements, web content, articles, blog posts, emails and other communications.
Develop strategies to maximize effectiveness of campaigns to increase awareness and promotion of events, courses, webinars and meetings.
Provide on site support at some meetings and events.
Proven writing and editing skills, and ability to recognize and articulate content development needs.
Ability to understand, analyze, edit, and distill for the layperson complex, scientific material in a wide range of areas.
Excellent time management skills and comprehensive attention to detail.
Able to successfully manage multiple projects and adhere (strictly) to all editorial and production schedules and deadlines.
Interpersonal skills and assertiveness needed to elicit cooperation from internal staff and external authors/writers, reviewers/copy editors, and volunteer content experts. Ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels
High energy and multi-task oriented, self-directed and ability to prioritize.
Self-motivated, self-starter with capacity to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
A four-year degree in marketing, communications or journalism is preferred with a minimum 8 years practical experience in marketing, communications or similar field.
Demonstrated project management experience
Comfort working with website content management tools.
Strong attention to detail and proofreading and working knowledge of Associated Press style.
Excellent oral and written skills including a command of English grammar, usage and vocabulary.
Strong proficiency and working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Ability to work as a team as well as independently.
Experience and sound judgment that allows you to plan and accomplish goals.
Team-player skills, drawing energy and enthusiasm from working with others.
What we offer:
We believe in taking care of our employees, so AUTM offers great benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance, a generous 401(k) plan, and life/disability insurance policies, as well as a generous vacation package.