Marketing Coordinator

Cato Institute Marketing Coordinator
Location Washington DC, United States
Application deadline 31 December 2022
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
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The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on various policy issues. Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of a society free from excessive government power.

Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more potent in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for free people. It is the indispensable framework for the future.

Cato Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The role

The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position in DC as a Marketing Coordinator. The Marketing Coordinator’s significant responsibilities include supporting the Marketing Department’s daily outreach for its books, periodicals, public events, and additional products and services. Reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing, specific responsibilities include coordinating email outreach, helping to manage Cato’s online store, advertising production, and mailings.

Key roles and responsibilities

Print and Digital Publications

  • Create email promotions for new books and research, Cato’s subscriptions, and various bookstore promotions.
  • Plan and execute academic adoption campaigns for Cato books.
  • Coordinate in-house book mailings to reviewers and special lists.
  • Oversee the quarterly distribution of new electronic files of Cato publications to our online research databases (ProQuest, SSRN).
  • Research new database opportunities for Cato publications Events.
  • Assist with creating email and social media outreach for Cato conferences and events.
  • Identify target audiences.
  • Assist with the creation of fliers/mailers for conferences.
  • Manage weekly event newsletter.

Online Cato Store

  • Place phone/email orders that do not go through Cato’s online store vendor, WarePak.
  • Manage special sales for Cato’s Pocket Constitution.
  • Assist with maintaining the Cato online store.
  • Manage in-house book inventory and place internal orders for the stock from WarePak.
  • Coordinate the creation of in-house flyers for new books and research that can be displayed in the office and at academic conventions.

Additional Duties

  • Manage the daily Cato Today and various monthly newsletters.
  • Assist with copyright permissions requests.
  • Coordinate inbound speaking requests for Cato scholars.
  • Attend marketing meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and skills

  • College graduate having a degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience, knowledge of political policy and publishing a plus.
  • Must be detail-oriented, can multi-task, with excellent communication skills.
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with HTML skills a plus.