Marketing Assistant

We seek a Marketing Assistant that is primarily responsible for performing marketing, communication, and administrative duties for the Member Programs department. This position will support the Marketing and Communications Manager in writing, designing, editing, and production of print and electronic publications, properties, presence, and materials. This position also provides timely, professional, and accurate service to the membership and prospective members.

This position is located at the ATLA offices in Chicago, Illinois.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Contributes, edits, and designs content for ATLA properties and publications including the newsletter, website, and social media.

  • Proofs copy for digital and print pieces.

  • Creates email campaigns and press releases according to the marketing schedule.

  • Follows and maintains content and design standards and guidelines for the association.

  • Works closely with the Member Programs team, other internal staff, and consultants to enhance and improve member and prospect interactions both in person and online such as through the website, online portal, online community site, and communication vehicles (email, newsletter, social media).

  • Assists in monitoring and updating social media channels.

  • Inputs and deploys membership and other surveys using internet survey tool.

  • Coordinates, develops processes, and supports execution and marketing of professional development opportunities including webinars, workshops, and presentations online and/or in person.

  • Assists the Marketing and Communication Manager with collecting and analyzing online statistics, including SEO and Google Analytics, and identify areas to optimize performance.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provides premier service to members and potential members in person and by email and phone on a timely basis. Responds to member inquiries and provides information about ATLA member programs on a timely basis.

  • Supports the work of committees, working groups, task forces, and other groups through the preparation of contact lists, distribution of communications, support for meetings, and coordination of centralized record retention.

  • Makes travel arrangements, handles room and refreshment logistics, and prepares meeting materials for conferences and meetings of the association committees, working groups, task forces, and other groups.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Marketing and Communications Manager.


Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Marketing, Communications, Visual Communications, or a related field.



  • Strong writing and organization/project management skills

  • Experience in implementing communications, public relations, or marketing plans

  • Basic understanding of standard print and digital publishing practices and procedures

  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with members

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with an approachable demeanor

  • High energy work ethic

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment


  • Experience working with libraries, cultural heritage organizations, or affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organizations

  • Evidence of potential to succeed in a rapidly changing environment

  • Experience in Chicago Manual of Style, Google AdWords, SEO


  • Must have a valid driver’s license (or legal ability to acquire one).
  • Must be willing and able to travel through North America via plane, train, automobile, and other means.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:  Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Email Marketing (Constant Contact); Presentation software (PowerPoint); Association Management Software (SalesForce/Nimble) Software; Design Software (Adobe Creative Suite -- Acrobat DC, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.); Internet Software Survey Software (SurveyMonkey); Social Media Management (HootSuite); Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn); and Website/Community Software (WordPress, SalesForce Communities)


ATLA is an equal opportunity employer located in downtown Chicago. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ATLA offers an excellent benefits package. 


Application review begins February 19 and continues until position is filled. For more information about ATLA, please visit our web site at:

To apply, please e-mail (1) a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position, (2) a current resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three references to Please include “Marketing Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls.