Position Description
Press University of Pittsburgh Press
Marketing and Sales
Marketing and Sales Assistant


The University of Pittsburgh Press is seeking a dynamic, flexible, detail-oriented, deadline-driven team member who can multi-task to assist in multiple areas of the University Press marketing department including:



• Help maintain and enter data in several different bibliographic databases that are crucial to our marketing and sales efforts

• Create and maintain marketing and publishing schedules

• Provide required sales information in excel spreadsheets required by our different customers

• Support the efforts of the web and social media manager in our social media outreach and maintaining the Press website

• Support the catalog coordinator in creating catalogs and sales materials

• Gather, create and maintain email lists for marketing purposes



• Researching potential review and media contacts

• Assist with publicity mailings

• Pitch calls and follow-up

• Assist with publicity materials (galley copy, pitch letters), as experience and skill allows



• Outreach to accounts via email, phone and snail mail to support sales efforts

• General outreach and follow-up on solicited orders



• General office support (mailings, printing, organization)

• With training, learn and become fluid with multiple databases


Must be familiar with:

• Microsoft Office

• Excel

• Word


 Design experience and familiarity with design software a plus:

• In Design

• Photoshop

• Illustrator


A successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills. A Bachelors Degree is required, and knowledge of, interest in, or publishing experience, is a plus. This is an entry level position, that will expose the candidate to every aspect of publishing, in a position that has growth potential based on competency and dedication.  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. 

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