Full Time Marketing Coordinator in Salem at Cherriots

Marketing Coordinator


Location: Salem
Industry: Jobs, Marketing
Type: Full Time

The purpose of this position is to coordinate the marketing, advertising and promotional activities for the District, including the five-year marketing plan.

Writes press releases, guest opinions, scripts, and speeches related to ridership, transit projects, promotional events and other related issues.

Serves as the District’s primary storyteller, writer, and editor.

Develops communication pieces focused on the District’s representation to internal and external audiences, which includes: researching, writing, editing, reviewing layout, giving direction on production specifications, and distributing materials; developing the annual report; and, preparing newsletters and informational brochures.

Reviews collateral pieces produced by internal departments to ensure accuracy and positive representation of the District; checking accuracy of facts, editing for spelling, grammar and word usage, and proper usage of the logo.

Coordinates Board member participation at outreach events and ensures they have information pertinent to the event. Prepares related speeches, scripts, announcements, and articles related to promotional events.
Develops speaker’s bureau.

Serves as web content developer; oversees online newsroom.

Serves as back-up PIO for the District.

Serve as cherriots.org and social/digital media backup.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Advanced skills/experience in planning and executing strategic communication such as brand messaging, media campaigns, reputation management and crisis/issue management

Experience cultivating good relationships with reporters at traditional and new media outlets and at pitching and promoting stories and experts

Excellent project management skills; able to manage several high-priority projects simultaneously in a heavy volume environment meeting budgets and deadlines

Impeccable writing, editing and presentation skills, including ability to persuade and negotiate

Advanced knowledge and proven expertise in media relations outreach

Comprehensive knowledge and proven expertise in developing robust, measurable media campaigns

Ability to stay abreast of, learn and adapt to emerging technology

Ability to perform duties using highest level of confidentiality and discretion in sensitive issues

Able to work effectively independently and as part of a dynamic, high-performing team to drive toward common goals

Ability to lead effectively and coordinate team projects

Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion

Shows initiative and ability to manage time, prioritize multiple and concurrent tasks and quickly produce results under tight deadlines.

Must be deadline and detail-oriented while simultaneously being flexible and able to meet sudden and unpredictable needs

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Class C driver’s license and driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety and traffic laws and regulations.

No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of the District, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others.


A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business administration, public relations, or similar field. At least four years of experience in marketing or related field.


Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training which provides required knowledge, abilities and skills.

Application Guidelines:

Please submit our application with a cover letter and writing sample (topic of your choice).

Salary: $28.59 to $37.22 Hourly
Application Link: http://www.cherriots.org/jobs