The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is a dynamic organization with an ambitious team, striving for growth and success. Together we shape the direction of the entire plastics industry and as a job requirement, have some fun while doing so.  

Employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and impact both the industry and the inner workings of our association. We also encourage volunteerism—as a staff, we work to keep two blocks of K Street clean, and participate in river clean ups and recycling initiatives. Plastics Industry Association is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability or any factor prohibited by applicable law.

We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, competitive salaries and a 401(k) plan with employer match and contributions. We work hard, we play hard and we value a work-life blend. In fact, employees take personal time off at their own discretion.

Current job opportunities at PLASTICS are listed below.

 

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    Digital Marketing Specialist

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    Reports to: Senior Director of Marketing
    FLSA Exemption: Exempt
    Office Location: Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

    General Summary: Work with the Communications, Marketing, and other departments at PLASTICS to coordinate digital marketing support for various departments. This position creates copy for emails, builds/codes/creates layouts for emails, maintains lists and provides reporting on PLASTICS’ emails using the integrated marketing platform, Act-On. Also, responsible for working in the database (iMIS 20) to build lists for various promotions. This individual will have the opportunity to take ownership of developing the strategy, plan and design of our email marketing campaigns to our members and industry prospects. The position plans, writes, schedules, codes, and deploys engaging and successful emails/digital communications that are part of the overall marketing strategy and plans for PLASTICS programs, meetings and events.

    Secondary responsibilities include website strategy, production and maintenance. Candidate must be exceptionally accurate, and have a high attention to detail. In addition to website and email responsibilities, this position will work on tasks as needed by PLASTICS staff, including, but not limited to, creating surveys, data reporting and analysis, and image/graphic work. The right candidate will be enthusiastic and eager to expand their skill set with us!

    Essential Functions:

    • Email Marketing. Manage email marketing schedule. Develop, write, edit, code and execute email marketing.
    • List Management. Build customer segments and behavioral strategies for targeting and testing.
    • Analytics. Record and analyze campaign performance. Work with SEO, keywords and Google Analytics
    • Website. Develop strategy, update and maintain websites.
    • Digital Newsletters. Format, code and execute PLASTICS’ various digital newsletters.
    • Vendor Management. Manage and maintain vendor relationships, as appropriate to responsibilities.
    • Have fun in the job.

    Job Standards:

    • Staff member must adhere to all relevant PLASTICS policies and procedures.
    • Staff member is expected to provide excellent customer service to members, service providers, vendors, and internal clients/other PLASTICS staff at all times.
    • Member communications—telephone, written and oral—are a central part of PLASTICS's day-today business. Staff member is expected to treat member communications as a top priority.

    Relationships:

    Internally: Interface with cross-departmental teams from industry sector groups.

    Externally: Marketing and design agency staff, website IT staff, conference attendees, contractors, temporary support staff, and other service providers.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Education. Bachelors in Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design/Development, Information Technology, Media or an equivalent degree.
    • Experience. 3+ years of direct relevant experience. Must have a proven track record in digital communications and project management.
    • Staff member expected to provide excellent customer service to members and internalmclients/other staff at all times.
    • Must be a team player. Willing to work in a small office, do what it takes to get the job done and have fun.
    • Must have prior experience with Email Management Systems (EMS).
    • Proven ability to build emails using Act-On (similar platform), HTML and CSS.
    • Experience with WordPress, Drupal or other CMS platforms.
    • Experience with A/B and multivariate testing or willing to provide training for candidates with other required skills.
    • Experience with using workflow tools and email production calendar management.
    • Experience using analytics/email measurement metrics for analysis.
    • Marketing copywriting and editing skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple deadlines.
    • Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop).
    • Experience working within a CRM/AMS system or willing to provide training for candidates with other required skills.
    • Staff member must adhere to all relevant PLASTICS policies and procedures.
    • Ability to work independently.

    About PLASTICS

    PLASTICS is a dynamic organization with an ambitious team, striving for growth and success. Together we shape the direction of the entire plastics industry and as a job requirement, have some fun while doing so. Employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and impact both the industry and the inner workings of our association. We encourage volunteerism – as a staff, we work to keep two blocks of K Street clean, and participate in river clean ups and recycling initiatives. We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, competitive salaries and a 401(k) plan with employer match and contributions. We work hard, we play hard and we value a work-life blend.