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Marketing & Communications Specialist

Location: Asheville, NC or anywhere, USA

Reports to: Events Manager

Responsible for: project management, event management, communications and marketing projects

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Who we are:

The Recycling Partnership was created with a clear, bold vision: transform recycling across America by making it is as easy to recycle as it is to throw things away. Through leading partnerships, we create thriving community recycling systems. Since 2015, we have achieved year over year growth and are regarded as a leader within the recycling industry as well as the broader sustainability and circular economy networks.

Act with Intention and Integrity, Embrace Change and Drive Action, Play Well with Others and Have Fun are just a few of the core values we live by. We have a fast-paced culture of innovation, compassion, integrity and continual learning that doesn’t just exist, but is continuously cultivated so that we always remain employee-focused.

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How we work:

We are:

  • Focused on transforming recycling for good across the United States with a focus on mission and measurement of our impact.
  • Actively committed to our Core Values and what they stand for: Act with Intention & Integrity; Embrace Change & Drive Action; Partnership is Part of our Name for a Reason, Play Well With Others; Pursue Growth and Learning; Have Fun; Be your Whole Self and finally, Take Time to Reflect and Dream.
  • Focused on our employees, always. Take a look at this short video about The Recycling Partnership team.
  • Collaborative in our approach to success.
  • Dedicated to excellence in everything we do.

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Success Measures:

Success for this position looks like:

  • Assisting the Marketing and Communications team with the development and promotion of TRP’s core work
  • Assisting the Events Manager with planning for, logistics around, and delivery of successful events that help to best deliver our tools, resources, and story to all of TRP’s partners
  • Successfully managing projects, tasks, and timelines as requested by the Events Manager, Director of Communications and VP of Strategic Communications and Marketing
  • Writing and posting press releases, blogs, and other content as directed on WordPress and TRP’s social media channels
  • Distribution of press releases through various media relations software
  • Management of webinar platform, content, and execution
  • Oversee and execute conference grant programs, including managing acceptances, tracking registrations, processing post-event reimbursements, and other logistics as needed
  • Manage the annual Conference Landscape and Events Calendar
  • Draft and submit speaker proposals for upcoming conferences and workshops

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Job Purpose:

The Recycling Partnership is seeking a dynamic, engaging, entry or associate-level employee to add to their Marketing and Communications (MARC) team. The position will support The Recycling Partnership’s Events Manager (50%), Director of Communications (25%), and VP of Strategic Communications & Marketing (25%) and report to the Events Manager with ultimate oversight by the VP of Strategic Communications & Marketing.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will primarily support the Events Manager to execute the three largest events hosted by The Partnership in 2020, as well as support the overall events calendar and The Partnership’s webinar platform. Previous experience in event execution and/or management, project management, marketing and/or communications is preferred.

The position will also aide in telling and promoting The Partnership’s story through our Marketing and Communications team, overseen by the VP of Strategic Communications & Marketing and the Director of Communications. A proven ability to write for multiple audiences and to be detail oriented is required.

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CORE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS JOB

  • Organizing projects for communications and marketing
  • Press release writing and distribution
  • Conducting interviews for storytelling opportunities
  • Management of webinar platform, content, and execution
  • Process all reimbursements for conference grants throughout year
  • Manage the annual Conference Landscape and Conferences Calendar
  • Draft and submit speaker proposals for upcoming conferences and workshops
  • Support TRP team event logistics as needed.
  • Strong trust builder, honest and fair
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive attitude
  • Understands effective decision-making process
  • Has a mindset of continuous improvement and learning

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS FOR THIS JOB

  • 2-5 years of prior marketing and/or communications experience required
  • Prior public relations or marketing agency experience or similar preferred
  • Experience in event execution and/or management or similar required
  • Experience with WordPress and social media channels in a professional setting required
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications and/or marketing required
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50 days per year

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