Marketing & Communications Associate


Do you want to be a part of an incredible American electro-mechanical brand with a 117-year history and customers all over the world? Are you ready to roll-up your sleeves and proactively contribute to the development and execution of innovative, effective marketing and communication activities? If you are passionate about marketing, communications, and can see yourself making a positive impact as a brand evangelist, then you should apply to become IDEAL ELECTRIC’s Marketing & Communications Associate. 

This full-time role is based in Mansfield, Ohio, or Houston, Texas, working closely with and reporting to IDEAL’s Vice President.


Designing go-to-market strategic plans, creatively producing the assets, proactively executing on our plans from development to distribution and promotion.


  • Above all, we are looking to fill this position with someone who comes with passion, drive, and an excellent work ethic. If you are short on any technical requirements for the job, we will train and mentor you.
  • Take some time with the application on our site to tell us why you’re IDEAL!
  • This is a junior position. We want to train you into our business, not train you out of someone else’s. Bring your power to all aspects of the marketing and communications spectrum and learn, grow and shine on our unique, globally positioned manufacturing enterprise.


Designing go-to-market strategic plans, creatively producing the assets, proactively executing on our plans from development to distribution and promotion.


  • Marketing and Communications Plan: assist in developing, scheduling, implementing, measuring, and improving internal and external marketing communication plans to support initiatives and achieve IDEAL’s objectives across all channels and outlets – from press, trade, and direct-customer relations to collateral, content, digital and social media campaigns.
  • Promotional Activities: assist in the development and execution of global promotional activities using events, fairs, online campaigns, print media, and other media vehicles to promote products, systems, and services through the whole life cycle
  • Creative: assist in the development of creative assets and their execution, including graphics, graphic design, layout, image capture, curation, in addition to editing and copywriting.
  • Message Alignment: ensure sound communication and strong brand identity across multiple and appropriate media in line with the IDEAL marketing strategy to extend the company’s visibility and recognition as a leading global brand with the highest standards.
  • Targets: assist in the definition of critical goals and quality metrics for marketing and communications initiatives. Reviews and evaluates results upon completion of the activities with management leaders.
  • External Resources: researches, identifies, and selects external marketing and communications service providers where applicable, focusing on leveraging pre-approved resources. Coordinates delivery targets and quality for externally assigned activities and monitors ongoing progress and resolves issues.

Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in marketing and communications
  • Cross-functional comfort in strategy, creative, design, execution, and project management.
  • Experience in print and digital channels, live events, presentations, and trade shows.
  • Graphic design and layout expertise.
  • Exceptional copywriting, editing, and wordsmithing skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft 365, especially Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Acrobat, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Adobe Spark.
  • Experience with WordPress CMS, HTML, CSS, and a particular understanding of SEO. Experience with Divi is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Google Adwords and Bing, Linkedin, and other social advertising platforms.
  • Experience managing social media platforms simultaneously including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, & YouTube.
  • Understanding of social/web metrics and knowledge of KPIs such as impressions, reach, engagement, among others. 
  • Strong oral communication and presentation skills, including PowerPoint.
  • Comfort with highly technical subjects and materials and an eye for detail required.
  • Advanced photography and video capture skills a plus.
  • Industrial or B2B marketing experience a plus.

Working Conditions and Work Hours

  • Daily minimum of 8 hours. Weekly 40-hour minimum.
  • This position generally operates in a professional office environment.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime, and occasional weekends, holidays, and nights.
  • Travel may be required. Must be able to travel throughout the United States and abroad. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport and US-issued driver’s license.

Requirements & Disclosures

  • Must maintain a driving record that is acceptable for coverage under the company’s insurance plan.
  • Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
  • This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the activities, duties, or responsibilities required for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unrestricted.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.
  • IDEAL is a drug-free workplace.



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