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Marketing Associate

Fairfax, VA

Join a growing team of fun, innovative marketers

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Marketing Associate

Fairfax, VA

About the Marketing Associate Position

The Marketing Associate role at DD is an entry-level position performing a wide variety of real-time marketing projects. Marketing Associates create content and manage specific projects for nonprofit and higher education clients involving blogging, landing pages, ebooks, infographics, social media, videos, emails, and website optimization. This is a highly collaborative, team-player role that involves attention to detail to track dozens of marketing metrics to improve the effectiveness of our inbound marketing campaigns using data from our software platforms. Our Marketing Associates are part creative thinkers, part project managers, part content editors, and part technology innovators. This role can be heavy part-time to full-time, depending on skill level and experience, and is a gateway to more advanced roles within the DD Team.


Content Creation

  • Create various types of content for marketing campaigns for multiple clients
  • Write and edit blog posts
  • Create and edit long-form content (eBooks, reports, infographics, slide decks, etc.)
  • Create landing pages, forms and social media content using marketing software tools (HubSpot)
  • Manage paid social media promotions on various social networks
  • Draft, test and transmit various types of emails
  • Help maintain content calendar and deadlines
  • Communicate with senior DD team members about status of content and project deadlines

Marketing Project Support

  • Direct support to DD marketing consultants and project managers
  • Research information or solutions to specific projects
  • Create/edit reports
  • Proofread print and digital content for grammar and typographical errors
  • Brainstorm strategies for social media content centered around inbound campaigns

Professional Development & Brand-building

  • Research innovative methods and ideas for content and inbound marketing trends
  • Read and share relevant content from professional blogs
  • Write about successful inbound marketing topics for DD marketing blogs
  • Maintain active professional profiles on social networks under the DD brand (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Propensity for technology, creative thinking, and inbound marketing theory
  • Basic understanding of website design, digital media, and content marketing
  • Care about the causes/business goals of our clients
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Desire to grow in learning and professional development


Part-time or Full-time position, depending on experience and qualifications.


Marketing Technologist (MT), Content Editor (CE), Inbound Marketing Consultant (IMC), Editorial Manager (EM), Inbound Marketing Strategist (IMS)


Email resume, cover letter, writing samples and character references to Zach Busekrus, Director of Marketing Operations, at zach@directdevelopment.com


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