American Library Association

Marketing Associate, Booklist Publications

ALA is seeking a Marketing Associate to join Booklist Publications, a unit of ALA publishing.

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Marketing Associate maximizes outreach to support and help grow more than $3 million in annual advertising, sponsorship, and subscription revenue by writing, creating and disseminating timely marketing materials that clearly communicate Booklist publications’ and products’ unique, sustainable, compelling, competitive advantages.  

In addition, this position helps the Marketing Director manage marketing projects as well as promote and assist in producing the sponsored-webinar and live event programs.  He or she will complete additional marketing tasks, and provide support to the Booklist Marketing Director, including report generation, as well as contribution to Booklist's blog and social media assets. 

Accuracy, attention to detail, and superior organizational skills are essential. The ability to independently prioritize work and meet competing deadlines is critical in this position. Genuine enthusiasm for working with diverse staff, advertisers and juggling many tasks will be standard for this position. 

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage all logistics of assigned webinars to include: Create PowerPoint, title lists, and other webinar materials for attendees. Serve as program director for webinars and live events, speaking directly with panelists and advertisers.
  • Assist in creation of specialized eblasts, contribution of content for the Booklist Reader blog, and custom content for advertisers  
  • Create, distribute, and participate in the strategic analysis of various sales and marketing reports


Salary: Negotiable from the low 40s; based on relevant work experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation, and retirement annuity.


For consideration:

Apply online at including cover letter and resume.  
(Additional documents should be uploaded on the same screen as the resume)


Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources
Ref: mrktngassocBooklist
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-6763

Fax : (312) 280-5270
Email : 


The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer:  Disability/Veteran



Bachelor’s degree with a least 3–5 years of experience in publishing, marketing, or editorial. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential; experience with webinar and bulk emailing software is useful; experience with Adobe Suite is also useful. 

Contact Information

Mary Pullen, Sr. Human Resources Manager
Human Resources
Contact e-mail: