Marketing Coordinator, UofM Bookstore (Part-Time Paid Job)



CONTACT: Store Manager Donna Collier


DESCRIPTION: Assist Store Manager in marketing functions for the store.  Provide targeted marketing support for The University of Memphis Bookstore, including but not limited to proactively seeking/pursuing new opportunities.  Assist in the evaluation of existing marketing plans, while working to increase sales, traffic and market share whenever possible.

  • Marketing Expertise
    • Assist in marketing and advertising needs/plans for the store
    • Work with on and off campus officials to be a brand ambassador for the store
    • Coordinate, under store manager’s lead, store sponsored events including reserving facilities, sending invitations, executing tactics, etc.
  • Store Profiling
    • Assist in developing profile of store based on market needs, customer types, and demographics in order to better serve the customer and increase store sales.
    • Assist in development and execution of annual marketing plan for the store that will drive traffic during both key sales periods and campus specific events.
    • Work with the home office, campus officials and local vendors to conceptualize new initiatives.
  • Marketing Communication with Store and Home Office
    • Communicate updates on status of store projects and initiatives to store manager and communicate home office initiated programs to the store staff.
    • Work with store manager and home office to determine which local marketing tactics to employ, develop copy and content for communications
    • Manage the store’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts by keeping them current and relevant.
  • Ownership of Specific Projects/Return on Investment
    • Follow up on in-store and online promotions (i.e. author signings, local celebrations, etc) in an effort to determine success, determining if the promotion fits the market, as well as if sales balance expenses.


  • Business mindset (marketing, advertising, PR)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively via email, phone, and in person
  • Detail oriented with ability to think through all possible aspects of a situation and see it from all sides
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment
  • Excellent analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Ability to initiate projects, take ownership of them, and remain motivated throughout their execution
  • Strong aptitude for creative thinking
  • Well organized
  • Capacity to function well in a team but also work independently as needed
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities
  • Understanding of branding and message consistency
  • Experience with social media and ability to execute social media programs
  • Ability to travel to event sites as well as work non-standard hours as needed

TO APPLY: Send your resume to Donna Collier

Yelp Community Manager

Do you love the Bluff City? Are you the go-to person when it comes to planning a night out, always ready with a recommendation for the city’s most seasoned finds and hidden hotspots? Are you longing for Memphis in May, the entire year? As the Memphis Community Manager, you’ll be a part-time Yelp employee (working out of your home or anywhere with WiFi) at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.

Community Managers are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re tasked with wrangling a slew of to-dos both on and offline, from writing and moderating to party planning and ringleading!

About you

Has a fire in the belly. Walks through walls…and Memphis. Takes no prisoners. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then.
Social connector. You are the hub of your social world. You know everyone. Everyone knows you. The fun one. Diplomatic, too.
You reside in Memphis and consider yourself a local expert.
Have more than a few years of post-graduate professional experience (existing Yelp community managers have 5 to 15 years).
Lives to write; writes to live. You know who you are… pencils down!

About the job

Event planning. Conceptualize, negotiate, plan and execute cool, fun and buzz-worthy (big wow factor!) events/parties.
Marketing outreach. Connect with the right local organizations, barter weekly newsletter sponsorships for promotion of Yelp.
Socializing and adventuring. Meet up with yelpers. Attend civic events. See and be seen. In the scene. Be the Mayor. Always on.
Writing. Write locally compelling newsletters weekly and inspiring reviews daily, as well as persuasive pitches to venue owners and marketing partners.
Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to your peers and those who support you at Yelp HQ.

Other fun requirements

4-year college/university degree
Currently living, eating, breathing (or working) in Memphis
Experience with social networking, guerilla marketing tactics, and event planning
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION. Flexible 30 hours per week

Ready to apply? Submit the following (all required):

Cover letter/note showcasing your writing skills and general personality and style
Resume showcasing your relevant experience
A link to your (full and interesting) Yelp profile – this is your writing sample, so make it snappy!

What’s a day in the life of a Yelp CM like? Check out this blog by our own Don B, Portland CM:

Marketing Assistant at Pink Palace Family of Museums (Part Time)

Title: Marketing Assistant (Part Time)

Location: Memphis


Description: Works with supervision and direction of the Community Relations Manager and the Marketing Manager.  Works with staff for creation, layout and design of public relations and marketing materials promoting the Pink Palace Family of Museums.  Responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager with public relations and marketing responsibilities such as writing press releases, informational calendars and articles, tracking media changes and news clippings, doing research surveys, organization of special events and promotions, recommendations of marketing strategies, participating in local trade shows and sales calls, and additional functions which may be assigned from time to time.  Writing talent a must.

Evening and weekend work will be needed during special events or promotions at the facilities.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and live in Shelby County.

Qualifications: Two years related experience in an office environment or similar PR/Marketing internship.  Public relations writing and marketing experience.

To apply: Contact Ronda Cloud, Interim Marketing Manager of the Public Affairs Department, at (901) 320-6338.

Part time position at Parasol Awnings

Location: Memphis, Tenn.


Description:  A part-time position is available at Parasol Awnings. Will work with potential employee’s availability, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Pay is $10 per hour.


  • Assist in preparing various reports using simple Excel spreadsheets
  • Prepare renderings for customer presentations and permitting
  • Prepare graphic proofs
  • Update website pictures with captions, working with blogs, writing success stories
  • Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

To apply:  Email resume and work samples to There is no application deadline.

Hispanic Media Consultant at Bread for the World (part-time)

Title: Hispanic Media Consultant

Location: Washington, D.C.


Description: The person will be in charge of pitching stories to the Spanish-language media, writing and translating press releases and other media materials into Spanish. This requires fluency in Spanish and English. The person will work approximately 30 hours per month. Partial telecommuting is fine.

Contact: Racine Tucker-Hamilton, media relations manager,

To apply: If interested, please send resume and three writing samples (include at least one press release and all samples should not exceed 650 words) to Racine Tucker-Hamilton, media relations manager, at

Writer/Researcher at Callahan & Associates in D.C.

Title: Writer/Researcher

Location: Washington, D.C.


Description: Gain valuable writing and research experience in the growing field of financial reporting. Callahan & Associates, a financial consulting firm located in Washington, DC, islooking for a self-directed, enterprising part-timer/intern to contribute to our full suite of print and digital media products. Callahan delivers in-depth statistical analysis of credit union quarterly performance, and Callahan Media provides data-based insights that move credit unions to take action. We spotlight industry best practices and equip credit unions with tried-and-tested methods that solve today’s issues. We’re looking for an intern who is excited about generating content that enables credit unions across the country to improve their financial performance andprovide better value to members. You will:

  • Build your portfolio with financial clips
  • Gain real-world writing and interviewing experience PLUS earn a competitive compensation
  • Take advantage of our flexible scheduling and “9 to 5” deadline cycle
  • Professional writing experience or an interest in financial or business reporting preferred
  • This is not currently a full-time position, but it could turn into one with the right candidate


  • Conduct interviews via multiple platforms (telephone, web, face-to-face, etc.)
  • Contribute articles and blogs to our website,
  • Write for our array of print products
  • Conduct research on industry problems and pitch story ideas that highlight solutions


  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Technically strong, clear, concise writing
  • Knowledgeable about finance or business trends and topics
  • Intelligently chatty (comfortable talking with sources)

To apply:

  • Open to all: undergraduates, graduate students, recent grads, not-so-recent grads, journalists interested in relocating to Washington, DC, etc.
  • Send resume and one-page cover letter to
  • Include no more than three writing samples; please no more than one sample with 1,500 words or more

Part-time freelance web designer at FashionEdits (work remotely)

Title: Freelance Web designer

Location: Based in New York, N.Y., but this is a work from home position


Description: FashionEdits, an NYC-based site, is looking for a freelance Web designer to work 5-10 hours per week. You can work from anywhere, and editor Michelle Henley is looking for help with site tweaks and updates to the Featured Designer page. Prior experience in fashion and graphic design is ideal. Pay is $20 per hour.

To apply: For more info, or to apply, contact Michelle at or 212-462-9268.

Copy editor/paginator position at The Lebanon Democrat (part-time)

Title: Talented, creative copy editor/paginator (PART-TIME)

Location: Lebanon, Tenn.


Description: Growing Middle Tennessee Monday-Saturday daily seeks talented, part-time combination copy editor/paginator.

This position is part-time, Sunday-Thursday evenings. This part-time individual will be responsible for laying out the Monday-Friday editions of The Lebanon Democrat on Sunday-Thursday evenings. The schedule is as follows: 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday nights; 6:30-11:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday nights.

Lebanon, Tenn., is located approximately 30 miles east of Music City USA – Nashville, and offers the best of small community living with the entertainment and attractions of a big city within a 30-minute drive. Again, this is a part-time job with no benefit package.

Contact: Amelia M. Hipps, Managing Editor, (615) 444-3952 (ext. 13),

Responsibilities: Ideal candidates are sticklers for AP style, grammar and punctuation; know the difference between who and whom; know when to use a dash, a comma or a semicolon; and can spot a typo at 50 paces. They also are adept at designing eye-catching front and inside pages using InDesign CS4 and Photoshop, and will strive to make the newspaper as pleasing to the eye as it can be.

Qualifications: We need a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a minimum of two-years college newspaper or at least one year on a non-daily performing copy editing and page layout duties. This is not a training position. Individual must have experience laying out pages using InDesign CS4 and photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Experience with Adobe Illustrated would be an added plus, but not required.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and three samples each of your page designs to Amelia M. Hipps, Managing Editor, The Lebanon Democrat, P.O. Box 430, Lebanon, TN 37088. EOE