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Copywriter/Marketing Assistant

February 28, 2024
Lucas King

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Location: Jefferson City, MO
Position:Copywriter/Marketing Assistant
Status: Full Time


Why You’ll Love This Position:

This opportunity within the Missouri One Start Division will make you an active player in marketing the recruitment needs and training & upskilling services the State offers eligible Missouri companies. These services help businesses thrive, they make Missouri competitive in attracting new business, and ultimately, they provide fellow Missourians with jobs that put food on the table, gas in the car, and clothing in the closet. YOU will be helping Missourians prosper.

 Marketing Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Write B2B social media posts, white papers, case studies, thought leadership, and presentations
  • Copy edit following the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Research and write about trends and subject matter relevant to the Division’s mission
  • Use project management software to meet deadlines in a matrixed environment (Asana, Trello, Monday)
  • Plan, create, schedule, and report on social media
  • Create PowerPoint reports with a variety of analytics or data points
  • Compile, format, or edit a variety of documents for the Marketing Director and Department Director
  • Provide administrative support to the Marketing & Branding Manager, Graphic Designer, and key clients
  • Learn and understand the Division’s services, brand, and how it stands apart from national competitors
  • Identify marketing trends and key opportunities for brand promotion
  • Promote the Division brand to key stakeholders via various communications channels


  • Professional business presence in person and via Zoom
  • High level of attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Professional experience in copywriting
  • Ability to learn and follow a style guide
  • Proven success working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Professional experience with Asana, Trello, or HubSpot is preferred
  • B2B or B2C professional experience with digital marketing, social media channels, tactics, and metrics
  • B2B or B2C professional experience with Hootsuite, Sprout, Canva, or similar
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT)
  • Basic understanding of Google Analytics
  • Experience in account service or administrative office organization tasks
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently
  • A mindset of continuous learning with a desire to stay on top of changes in the world of marketing

Minimum qualifications:

  • Four years of experience as an account service executive, content creator, copywriter, or related field. This can be obtained through a combination of work experience and completion of a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field.
  • Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis for denying consideration to any applicant.

 More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage.  Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator.  This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

If you have questions about this position please contact DED Human Resources at

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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