Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Marketing and Sales
Promotions Manager


Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) The Promotions Manager plans and implements promotional and publicity campaigns for eighty to one hundred and twenty books per publishing season. 

2) Writes catalog copy, press releases, and jacket or cover copy and seeks blurbs and endorsements for books.

3) Reviews advertisements, copy, and catalog pages; researches media and creates review lists; serves as marketing liaison with authors or client publishers and with other departments at the Press.

4) Coordinates with other members of the marketing department on issues related to the books that they are working on.

5) Works with other members of the promotions team to help conceive, manage, and carry out larger departmental initiatives.

6) Works with authors and client publishers on developing and executing marketing plans for their books.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

2) Creativity.

3) Interpersonal skills.

4) Customer service skills.

5) Attention to detail.

6) Organizational skills.

7) Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.

8) Ability to maintain confidentiality.

9) Ability to work as part of a team.

10) Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.

11) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

12) Ability to manage stressful situations.

13) Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

14) Ability to represent organizations positively to internal and external clients.

15) Ability to travel.

16) Ability to set up and break down book exhibits at academic conferences.

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Promotions-Manager_JR07998

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