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Marketing & Web Coordinator, Richard Hugo House

Who: Richard Hugo House

Position: Marketing & Web Coordinator

Where: Seattle

What: Richard Hugo House for writers is now hiring a Marketing and Web Coordinator. Responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing strategy that will promote Hugo House’s programs, expanding the organization’s visibility.


Project Management:

  • Manage the web and branding redesign project in partnership with an outside design and web development firm and the digital committee (a team of staff, board members, and community volunteers)
  • Develop, implement, and monitor annual marketing plan and marketing budget
  • Implement changes to the branding and website throughout the organization, effectively informing and training staff as needed

Design & Marketing:

  • Manage and maintain online presence, including hugohouse.org, online class catalog, and social media. Responsible for content, some design, and SEO.
  • Maintain active communications with Hugo House patrons, including writing, designing, and distributing email newsletters
  • Create printed materials for events, classes, and fundraising initiatives such as brochures, posters, annual report, ads, and the quarterly class catalog
  • Write clean and engaging copy for online and print campaigns
  • Coordinate with printers and other outside contractors


  • Develop an annual PR strategy to maximize awareness of Hugo House through press releases and media relationships
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the local and national print and electronic media, including pitching stories and responding to inquiries
  • Coordinate media sponsorships
  • Track all Hugo House press, maintaining and updating the existing archive


  • Minimum of 2 years full-time experience in marketing and website oversight
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills (please provide two writing samples)
  • Experience in project management from start to finish
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to balance last-minute, ongoing, and long-term projects
  • Demonstrated effectiveness leveraging social media marketing tools
  • Team orientation and willingness to work with others to solve problems
  • Self-starter who enjoys finding solutions
  • Experience administrating websites (HTML5/Drupal preferred)
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • BA in marketing, graphic design, or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Love for literature with knowledge of the contemporary literary world
  • Previous nonprofit and/or arts marketing experience

Job Conditions: This job requires the ability to use desktop computers, navigate stairs, and lift 20-35 pounds.

Contact: Apply online. Submit a cover letter, resume, and two applicable writing samples.

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