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Milkweed Editions seeks an Engagement Coordinator to work in our Minneapolis, MN, headquarters. The Engagement Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be to manage events, to develop communications campaigns that inform and engage the individuals Milkweed Editions serves—including readers, authors, and donors—and to use contact management and fundraising databases to tend and grow relationships with these individuals.

A love of literature and affinity for the mission of Milkweed Editions are essential, and familiarity with the books we publish would be advantageous. Ideal candidates will have superior interpersonal and written communications skills, a knack for relationship building, a passion for planning dynamic and creative events, and will be comfortable working with an assortment of digital assets.

Minimum requirements include a four-year undergraduate degree. Experience with database management and event management are preferred. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (2 pages maximum, ideally a newsletter or other example of engagement materials), by January 23, 2015, to Patrick Thomas, Managing Director, Milkweed Editions, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 300, Open Book, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1256. Please send materials via e-mail, addressed to using your name as the name of your file (i.e., lastnamecover.doc; lastnameresume.doc), and including Engagement Coordinator on the subject line.

(No phone calls, please)



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It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.


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