Position Description
Press Michigan State University Press
Marketing and Sales
Marketing and Sales Manager


The Michigan State University Press seeks an experienced, innovative marketing and sales manager who will develop and implement strategies for growing short-term and long-term sales and raising the press’s national profile. As a member of the senior management team, the marketing and sales manager helps to set the press’s direction and carry out its strategic plan. This position handles sales, vendor relations, business intelligence and sales reporting, national publicity, brand marketing, and institutional PR and outreach.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, humanities, or related field AND five years’ experience with increasing responsibilities in marketing; OR, a combination of experience, training, and education; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including demonstrated ability to write compelling content and communicate effectively with various stakeholders; ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives; demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, such as authors, booksellers, university administrators, donors, and community partners; proven ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven setting, including excellent organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail under pressure; knowledge of social media marketing principles and practices and demonstrated ability to employ social media in successful publicity campaigns to raise the press’s profile and publicize author events; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite, a range of Internet search engines and portals, and other publishing and inventory management tools; understanding of copyright issues relating to media usage of Press content.

Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

The job offers excellent benefits: https://hr.msu.edu/toolkits/benefits-overview.html

To see the full job description and to apply, please visit https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/503199/marketing-and-sales-managers