University Press Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

Brandeis University

Nationwide, Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity of University Press Marketing and Publicity Coordinator. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.  At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition benefits for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match. The University Press Marketing and Publicity Coordinator will work on marketing and publicizing approximately twenty new titles per year through direct outreach to national media, social media, and author events, as well as promoting the Brandeis University Press (BUP) and University Press of New England (UPNE) older titles. BUP publishes approximately 20 new titles a year in the humanities and social sciences, as well as general trade books, books for students, and academic monographs. Books are published as hardcovers, paperbacks, and eBooks. This is a regular position.  The hiring range for this position is $25.86/hour – 28.72/ hour. Employees working in this position are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the University and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Key Responsibilities: Promote and increase visibility for print and eBook titles to both the scholarly community and general public by compiling and growing mailing lists and managing direct mail campaigns, establishing relationships with key bookstores in New England and nationwide to keep them apprised of new and backlist titles. This will include copywriting for ads, marketing letters, email campaigns, and other outreach. Some books will be actively promoted to faculty for course adoption. Manage BUP’s social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Keep the BUP website updated Contacting review editors and features editors in the major US media outlets to pitch and follow up on coverage for our books and authors. Research review lists and send review copies to scholarly journals. Advise on outlets for first serial rights and other extracts Work with authors to maximize review coverage, and on author events. Monitor available literary and scholarly prizes and submit books and authors. Coordinate book and author appearances at conferences, book festivals etc. Work with BUP colleagues; with the University of Chicago Press for marketing, sales, and distribution; and promote the press internally at Brandeis University. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree 1-3 years of related work experience At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. Brandeis Library recognizes the ways in which librarianship has not been presented inclusive and equitable opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups. We strive to develop an inclusive, equitable, and diverse space on our campus; the