Position Description
Press Princeton University Press
Marketing and Sales
Promotions Assistant


Do you thrive on keeping others organized and enjoy interacting with a range of individuals?

Are you someone who functions best when managing multiple tasks?

Do you have an interest in books, academia and publishing?

If yes, then read on!

Princeton University Press seeks a skilled multi-tasker who is organized and has an interest in books, academia and publishing. The Promotions Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with securing media attention for PUP books and authors and providing administrative and research support to departmental staff. The promotions department at PUP oversees publicity, social media, and author events.

Responsibilities include:


  • Serves as the principal source of information on price, availability of galleys and books, and author contact information and communicates media interest and notable requests to publicists.
  • Coordinates and executes the dissemination of information and materials about PUP books and authors to media, including seasonal announcements.
  • Compiles, designs, and distributes press-wide the weekly newsletter.
  • Maintains and updates publicity database.
  • Manages the production of galleys for publicity, sales, and editorial, and monitors production editorial schedules.
  • Proofreads, copies and sends out press materials.
  • Conducts and compiles daily media hit searches in Cision and alerts global promotions team to review attention secured.
  • Adds media and journal pull quotes to Biblio.
  • Sends review lists for assigned titles to the warehouse.
  • Conducts galley mailings as needed or assigns such mailings to intern.
  • Conducts seasonal, list-specific research projects for publicists and promotions associates.
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, taking meeting notes for the Promotions team.




  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and multitask.
  • Must be a creative problem solver, able to identify departmental needs.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of Windows XP, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Must be able to handle/manage stressful situations and meet deadlines.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills both on the phone, over email, and at events with media, authors, editors and other team members.
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends for author events and industry events, with comp time offered for any work performed outside of business hours.
  • Must be a reader with interest in books, academia, and publishing.


Base Salary: $35,000 but negotiable per relevant experience

The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1.

Email resume and cover letter to resumes@press.princeton.edu. Please include in your cover letter a description of what you’re currently reading and what’s on your “to read” list.

Only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.


Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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