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Advertising & Marketing Associate
Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets, the nonprofit organization that produces, National Poetry Month, Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine, among other programs, seeks an Advertising & Marketing Associate. This full-time position, which is based in New York City, reports to the executive director and is responsible for securing digital and print advertising for and American Poets magazine, and literary sponsors for National Poetry Month. This position also helps implement promotion for the organization and its programs. The primary goal of this position is to help other magazines, presses, conferences, organizations and businesses promote their books and programs to the poets and poetry readers who rely on the Academy of American Poets for information.


• Maintain positive relationships with poetry magazines, presses, conferences, programs, and other organizations and businesses who currently advertise on, in newsletters, and in American Poets magazine
• Secure advertising from these organizations and businesses
• Place and maintain advertising via DoubleClick for Publishers
• Research, identify, and solicit prospective new advertisers
• Work with content and program staff to stay at the forefront of new outreach opportunities
• Maintain accurate contact and sales records
• Work with finance director to generate and send invoices, and collect payments
• Provide regular reports and other updates

• Secure literary sponsors for National Poetry Month
• Ensure all sponsors receive their benefits; provide excellent customer service
• Research and participate in outreach to prospective corporate sponsors
• Coordinate production and distribution of National Poetry Month poster
• Coordinate the Academy’s presence at the annual AWP conference, Brooklyn Book Festival, and other events
• Utilize social media, advertising trades, in-kind and earned media to meet goals
• Assist with events listings
• Help promote events and encourage attendance and participation in programs
• Accommodate press at Academy events
• Other duties as assigned

• One to two years ad sales experience; goals driven; passion to educate and sell
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
• Self-starter; ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Experience with Double Click for Publishers, content management systems, Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, email communication platforms; Salesforce a plus
• Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
• Experience working or volunteering at a nonprofit organization
• Collaborative style and a sense of humor
• Bachelor’s degree
• A passion for poetry; familiarity with the poetry community, a plus

The Academy of American Poets does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested candidates may email cover letters and resumes to: Jennifer Benka, Executive Director, Academy of American Poets, at No calls please.