Monday, April 25, 2016

Student Marketing Assistant

The National Scholastic Press Association is looking for someone who is hard working and can grow with us as we continue to expand. The marketing assistant will help other NSPA employees with a variety of projects including marketing, event planning, social media and membership outreach, along with some basic clerical work as needed. This position can be full-time or part-time, depending on availability.

This position requires a detail-oriented person with outstanding event planning, social media and marketing skills, who can take initiative to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritize work assignments, manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform general office tasks outside the job description.

Pay: $12/hour

Schedule: 20-40 hours per week during regular office hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, flexible around class schedules)


  • Write content, manage, curate and update multiple social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest) 
  • Brainstorm creative engagement campaigns 
  • Monitor discussions, posts, comments 
  • Seek out media outlets and blogs to improve web presence 
  • Assist with event planning national convention, as well as marketing projects as they arise including writing copy for press releases, websites, newsletters, membership campaigns, cultivating sponsors and exhibitors, etc.


  • Attending school for PR/marketing or other related degree
  • Aligned and/or interested in NSPA’s mission 
  • Understanding of basic marketing and communication principles
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Excellent writing skills/AP Style knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel on Mac and PC platforms
  • Ability to travel domestically to one or two scholastic press conferences per semester (travel, lodging and food expenses covered)
  • Experience working at a high school or college publication (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) a plus
  • To apply, please send an email with a current resume that reflects relevant experience and skills and writing samples (if you have them) to Laura Widmer: Also include a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.

About NSPA
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA has three divisions. Memberships for middle school, junior high school and high school student media are organized under the National Scholastic Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media are organized under the Associated Collegiate Press division of NSPA. Middle school, junior high school and high school student media in Minnesota are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee.
Each division of NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

NSPA and its divisions cooperate with other student media associations and other non-student groups and businesses that share its mission to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.

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