Marketing Communications Specialist

Are you looking for an opportunity for advancement in a collaborative work environment that offers work-life balance and excellent benefits? The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) hires and rewards great people who are passionate about serving our members. We offer competitive compensation and benefits as well as distinctive benefits like a Safe Harbor 401(k) and Company Match 401(k) plan, flexible work schedules including a 9/80 Work Schedule, and Winter Break from December 24th – January 1st.

SME,, is a scientific and technical society (501(c) (3) corporation) with more than 13,000 members globally in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers focused on innovations in mining engineering. SME nurtures a professional community, develops technical content, and provides networking and educational opportunities for the mining industry.


Marketing Communications Specialist




Full-Time Exempt


12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112


$55,000 - $65,000 DOE


8% bonus potential based upon achievement of defined goals


3% automatic safe-harbor match plus 80% elective deferral match of the first 5% contributed by the employee


Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA or HSA*, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance, Employer Paid Long-Term Disability, Travel Assistance, and EAP.  Sick, Vacation, and Holidays including Winter Break office closure from 12/24-1/1.  Flexible Work Schedule Options including, flexible start times from 6:00am – 9:00am, 9/80 Work Schedule


Hybrid work schedule – 2 Days in the office (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), up to 3 Days Remote


Sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time


Support with the development, review and dissemination of written, digital and visual communications for a range of marketing and organizational initiatives. Manage digital newsletter program, including developing, editing and creating newsletters. Work with the Director of Marketing to strategize and implement a strong media relations program. Provide webinar and event marketing support.

Essential Functions

  • Content development

      • Manage association newsletters (The Drift, SMEF CRP, CMSP) including:
        • Responsible for maintaining annual content calendars, developing, curating and editing content
        • Create and deploy e-newletters on deadline to appropriate targeted audiences
        • Provide reporting and analysis on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
      • Oversee review and editing of organizational content to maintain voice, style and accuracy. Work with business units to ensure brand consistency
      • Support development of web content and review and edit content prior to publishing
      • Provide appropriate keyword tagging and metadata information

    Media relations

      • Manage media database
      • Work with the Director of Marketing and business unit stakeholders to develop content for new releases to elevate the mining industry, SME and relevant issues in the news cycle
      • Facilitate media partnerships to support event marketing, including developing trades, providing materials, and tracking 

    Presentation/Video Support

      • Scripting for videos, presentations and sales/sponsorship pitches
      • Support with visual development of slide decks

    Marketing Support

      • Work with the programming team to host webinars
      • Conference and event support
      • Provide light graphic, video and email support as needed

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations
  • Ability to craft compelling, customer-centric messaging while maintaining brand voice. Samples of past work will be required.
  • Must also be able to tell a story visually. Experience with email editing software, Adobe Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint are a must. Video software is a huge added plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work in both independently and within a group dynamic.
  • Strong attention detail.
  • Team player who can also move a project through to completion


The above qualifications and requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.

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