Marketing Assistant

The Blacksburg Partnership

Diane Akers


Job Description




Under the direction of the President, the Marketing Assistant is responsible for assisting with the planning and coordination of projects and marketing programs that advance the mission of the organization and promote Blacksburg as a destination.  The position is part-time, twenty to twenty-five hours per week.




Outreach and Marketing

Creation of advertisements and other materials to not only sell Blacksburg as a destination, but to demonstrate the value of the Blacksburg Partnership to its investors.
Utilization of Social Media to promote Partnership initiatives and programs.
Developing news releases, brochures and other public relations materials.
Assisting in the maintenance and creation of content for several Blacksburg Partnership websites, and developing a marketing strategy for the sales related sites.
Assists with planning and executing the major festivals and events of the Partnership.


Gobble de Art

Serve as project coordinator for the Gobble de Art program, assisting with the promotion of existing products and development of new ones; helping to create a revenue stream for organizational operations.


Young Professionals Initiative

Participate in the Blacksburg Partnership young professional’s initiative, aimed at recruiting and retaining young professionals in the Blacksburg area. 


General Administrative

Assist with all other general administrative duties as assigned by the President and the Director of Marketing & Events.



Applicants should have knowledge and experience in marketing strategy and project management, excellent written and oral communications skills, a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and the ability to work independently. The successful candidate must also be able to interact with the public and other customers in a professional manner.


An Associate’s Degree with classes in marketing or communications is required, plus a minimum of one to three years’ related work experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Hospitality and Tourism, or related field is preferred.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Diane Akers, President, The Blacksburg Partnership, 506 S. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA  24060 or to

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