Marketing and Media Coordinator – Temporary Position

The Active Transportation Alliance seeks a creative, flexible and dedicated marketing and media professional to focus on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s “Zero in Ten” initiative. “Zero in Ten” is CDOT’s commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities by 2020. The position begins on April 6, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2015.

Primary Responsibilities

-Develop marketing strategies and messages for the Chicago Department of Transportation “Zero in Ten” initiative, tying in elements from the Chicago Pedestrian Plan, Bike 2015 Plan, Streets for Cycling 2020 and Chicago Forward.
-Work with the CDOT project manager to coordinate timely marketing materials, including, but not limited to: on-street advertising, posters for transit stops and vehicles, static and electronic billboards, print mailings, online content.
-Develop new promotional materials to promote CDOT’s “Zero in Ten” Initiative.
-Work with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team and CDOT staff to implement projects in a timely manner.
-Introduce creative and new ways to promote “Zero in Ten:” including but not limited to: TV, Radio, Internet
-Track progress of the Initiative’s reach using an objectives-based approach.


-At least two years professional experience in marketing, advertising and/or a related field.
-Experience working with government entities, non-profits and a diverse audience.
-A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
-A commitment to collaboration and teamwork.
-A commitment to promoting active modes of transportation.
-Web design/social media experience.
-Experience with multiple versions of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Web design software.

Location and Reporting

This position will work out of the CDOT offices at 30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, and report to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Manager.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation: $19.25-$21.65 an hour with benefits provided by our staffing agency.


Candidates should send a cover letter explaining why they consider themselves suited for the job, along with a resume of qualifications and relevant experience. Email to Charlie Short at, or mail to: Charlie Short, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Chicago Department of Transportation, 30 North LaSalle, Suite 500, Chicago IL 60602

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