OVERVIEW: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), an educational nonprofit organization based in Boston and dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, social science, and behavioral research, seeks a full-time Marketing and Communications Assistant. Founded in 1974, PRIM&R accomplishes its mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building, and has a diverse membership of 4000+ individuals representing all 50 states and 40 countries. PRIM&R is conveniently located in Boston's historic Back Bay, within walking distance to several transportation options, the Public Garden, and a variety of restaurants. PRIM&R embraces the concept of a respectful workplace as a key part of its success. PRIM&R offers a competitive salary, full benefits package, and flexible work schedule.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Marketing and Communications Assistant supports PRIM&R’s marketing and communications efforts by supporting the production, writing, and editing of communications vehicles; the management and maintenance of key department tools; and the Marketing and Communications Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Contribute to the development, writing, and editing of marketing and communications activities, including but not limited to print and electronic publications, website content, conference materials, social media, membership mailings and online promotions, external exhibiting activities, and press releases/media alerts.
Support the marketing team in maintaining the PRIM&R's mailing lists and expanding the PRIM&R audience. Conduct research as needed to develop and maintain a list of competitive events, a list of similar and/or relevant organizations, and a list of external avenues for promotion of PRIM&R programs.
Assist the marketing and communications team in maintaining department procedures, vendor contracts, and editorial calendar; gather email and web usage statistics; generate weekly traffic report.
Understand and be aware of PRIM&R brand standards and Style Guide; support quality control of print /electronic publications, website, and other materials by serving as a proofreader/editor for materials and presentations, and participate in and utilize the internal proofing ‘pool’ for all external products to ensure consistency, correct grammar usage, etc. to ensure consistent brand image, organizational voice and style, as defined in the PRIM&R Style Guide.
Develop or utilize existing skills with graphics programs to support production of print and web graphics.
Support external exhibiting activities by processing paperwork for attendance, compiling and shipping materials and ensuring their return, tracking usage of materials, ensuring appropriate exhibition visitor follow-up is performed, and traveling to external exhibiting events when available.
Support PRIM&R's media efforts as needed by tracking media inquiries, building media lists, and maintaining the media page on the PRIM&R website.
Respond to inquiries to PRIM&R’s program announcements inbox.
Onsite event/conference support.
Perform other related duties as required or as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: College degree or minimum of 1-2 years professional communications experience preferred. This position requires excellent writing, editing and verbal communications skills. The position requires an intelligent and responsible individual with demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Dedication, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and a committed work ethic are also a must. The successful candidate has the ability to multi-task and to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite required, proficiency preferred. Email marketing programs, Web design/HTML, database and graphic design experience helpful, but not required. Occasional overnight travel may be required to assist at PRIM&R events.
SALARY & BENEFITS: PRIM&R offers a competitive, full benefits package (medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays, use of on-site fitness center, flexible work schedule, summer flextime hours, professional development opportunities and more). This is a full-time position. This is not a remote position, relocation is not available. The salary is commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume (with salary requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Marketing and Communications Assistant” in subject heading). No phone calls, please.
ABOUT PRIM&R: Visit www.primr.org for more information. PRIM&R seeks to promote diversity and ensure equal opportunity for all persons within its staff, membership, leadership, and programs.
About Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a nonprofit organization in Boston, MA, advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical and social science/behavioral research. We accomplish this mission through education, membership services, professional certification, and public policy initiatives. PRIM&R’s core values include: Excellence, Community, Diversity, Integ...rity, Knowledge, Respect, Social Responsibility, and Creativity. Visit www.primr.org for more information.