Marketing + Studio Assistant - Cognitive Surplus - Portland, OR

 Cognitive Surplus is the premier source for science and math-based gifts and lifestyle goods. We celebrate the intersection of science and design by making scientifically accurate, well designed products. We produce products both in-house and overseas, and we are committed to sustainability in all our actions - from the carbon footprint we leave to the materials we use to the employees we hire. Salary/Wage: $13-$16/hr DOE

For full description, read below. To apply, please email a cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this job and why this job is a good fit for you, along with a current resume to

Key Responsibilities: Work in-house in our studio in St Johns.
Write & revise online product copy.
Write and build marketing mailers.
Work to maintain & improve online listings, including generating and updating key terms.
Proofread text on products and online.
Help build and maintain spreadsheets & databases of products.
Data entry for bookkeeping.
Organize and key term images, organize files.
Enter invoices.
Research current events in science and write entertaining synopses.
Accurately research historical scientific figures and topics and present findings.
Plan and carry out effective social media marketing campaigns including MailChimp mailers, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest posts.
Pick and pack orders on busy days.
Represent our company at trade shows (possible travel along with booth setup and breakdown may be required).
Various studio and warehouse tasks as needed.
Do great work and be great to work with.

Qualifications: Fluent and articulate command of English, including strong writing, speaking and reading ability. 
Meticulous organizational skills.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Understanding of social media and marketing techniques.
The ability to sell.
Comfort working with Google Sheets & Excel.
Portfolio of writing samples demonstrating proficiency in a variety of styles.
Ability to research and understand scientific topics and current events.
The ability to thrive in a fluid, collaborative environment, take direction, and work efficiently.
A desire to work in a fast-paced environment on science-themed writing projects.
A fearless approach to problem-solving.
The desire and self-motivation to learn new skills.
Your own creative ideas, and the willingness to combine them with our vision.
Experience in and/or demonstrated interest in science.
Experience creating product listings, finding appropriate key terms, working within Shopify, Etsy & Amazon.
Experience with Quickbooks a plus.
The interest in growing with our company.
Comfort interacting with customers online and in person.
Flexibility, hustle, humility, drive.

Salary/Wage: $13-$16/hr DOE

Contact Name: Kristen Zephyrus

Contact Email Address:


Application Open Until: 2/14/2019

Any additional information:: We are looking to hire a studio and marketing assistant to help with office organization, copywriting for products, online listing management, social media, proofreading and science research. Additional tasks will include creating and organizing spreadsheets, organizing images, file management, keyword optimization, and helping in the warehouse pulling and packing orders on busy days.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Babs Adamski