Job Opening: Marketing Associate, Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

Status: Full-time with benefits including medical, dental, and vision. Retirement plan. Sick and vacation time. 

Supervisor: Director of Marketing & Communications and Carnegie Center Executive Director 

Salary: $32,000- $34,000

About the Center: Since 1992, the non-profit Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning has been meeting the educational and artistic needs of Lexington, Kentucky. Located in a former Carnegie Library building, the center seeks “to empower people to explore and express their voices” through writing, reading, and the arts. The Center serves thousands of Kentuckians annually with classes for lifelong learners; unique tutoring and mentoring programs; accessible community space, and other imaginative learning opportunities.

Position Description:

The Marketing Associate serves as a member of the Marketing & Communications Team, and is responsible for supporting activities related to communications, marketing, and branding needs of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. This position will report to and work directly with the Director of Marketing & Communications to ensure effective, timely, and efficient communications.

The Marketing Associate will be tasked with co-managing social media, website, as well as print and digital communications with the goal of elevating Carnegie Center’s brand and increasing constituent engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • -Produce engaging material for social media (e.g. graphics, videos, posts, etc.)
  • -Develop, implement, and maintain systems to ensure content is organized and current on all appropriate platforms including CC website
  • -Maintain email lists and utilize email tools to develop data driven email campaigns that engage CC’s key audiences
  • -Collaborate with the staff to organize and run virtual and in-person gatherings, including but not limited to: fundraising events, literary arts readings, and others
  • -Update community calendars with classes and events on a regular basis
  • -Assist with creating and editing the seasonal course catalog
  • -Distribute flyers and other promotional materials around the city and surrounding areas
  • -Submit ads to various print and digital publications, both local and national


  • -Bachelor’s degree required, focus in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field is preferred
  • -2-3 years of marketing, writing, and content creation experience preferred
  • -Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • -Strong organizational, analytical, and customer service skills
  • -Digitally savvy – a natural at social media who loves to experiment with the latest storytelling tools and think strategically about engagement
  • -Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator
  • -Familiarity with Zoom and comfortable using or learning how to use technology for events such as microphones, speakers, and other AV equipment
  • -Comfortable managing multiple tasks, while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • -Must be a team player/leader with open-mindedness to collaborate
  • -Ability to plan, prioritize, and work on various projects and meet deadlines
  • -Comfortable using websites such as WordPress, and Emma Email Marketing (or similar email platform) 
  • -Ability to learn and operate computer systems effectively and efficiently, including database management systems

How to apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing or marketing samples in PDF format or a link to a digital portfolio, and contact information for 2-3 references to:

Erica Cook, Marketing & Communications Director

Application review begins Monday, May 16, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

The Carnegie Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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Lexington, KY 40507


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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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