Employment Opportunity: Marketing & Digital Content Associate

Jewish Book Council seeks a full-time marketing & digital content associate who will manage JBC’s digital presence, help the organization take its digital strategy to the next level, expand its audience and content, and contribute to all aspects of JBC’s programming.

A Manhattan-based nonprofit, JBC is situated at the intersection of the Jewish community and the publishing world. JBC has promoted Jewish-interest literature through its foundational program, Jewish Book Month, since 1925, and has added programs such as the National Jewish Book Awards, the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, JBC Network author tours, book reviews, author seminars, book club resources, and more over the following decades to meet the needs of an ever-changing Jewish and publishing landscape.

JBC consists of a small, dedicated team; we enjoy working together and pitching in to help each other out. We are looking for a new member who thrives in a collaborative environment, and is passionate about literature, publishing, and the ways in which digital platforms can create new and exciting access points to Jewish life, identity, and culture.

Job Responsibilities

Editorial:

Reporting to the editorial director, the marketing & digital content associate will manage the digital arm of JBC's editorial content, PB Daily. This includes:

  • Manage JBC’s book database; work with the editorial team to assign, edit, publish, and promote reviews
  • Under the supervision of the editorial director and executive editor, commission and/or create essays, interviews, reading lists, and additional features; edit, publish, and promote content
  • Assist on copyediting and editorial needs associated with Paper Brigade, JBC’s print literary journal
  • Manage all aspects of JBC website and ensure that site content is up-to-date

Marketing:

The marketing & digital content associate will manage JBC’s website relaunch and rebrand, planned for April/May 2019. In addition, working closely with program directors, the marketing & digital content associate will do the following:

  • Strategically manage and implement JBC’s social media strategy
  • Create and manage images to correspond with content
  • Promote JBC’s range of programs, resources, and content across digital platforms.
  • Use insights from Google Analytics and Google AdWords to promote site growth and updates
  • Manage growth and content creation of JBC’s weekly emails
  • Manage digital advertising campaigns (outgoing and incoming)

Additional:

Like all members of the JBC team, the marketing & digital content associate will occasionally work at JBC events, including our annual off-site three-day conference, annual weekend writer seminars, evening public programs, and annual gala.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • 2-4 years of experience a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Documents
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign a plus
  • Writing experience (samples may be requested)
  • Experience with content management systems (e.g., Drupal, WordPress) a plus
  • Interest in learning how to manage Google Analytics and Google AdWords (previous experience a plus, but not required)
  • Aesthetically minded, creative, and has a love for digital content
  • Interested in and engaged with social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
  • Meticulous editor
  • Some familiarity with Jewish culture; knowledge of Judaism is a plus
  • A collaborative approach to work, eagerness to be an active member of the JBC team
  • Willingness to be flexible in accordance with the realities of working at a small nonprofit
Salary commensurate with experience. Health plan offered.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@jewishbooks.org.