Writes catalog copy, press releases, and jacket or cover copy and seeks blurbs and endorsements for books.
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.
Coordinates with other members of the marketing department on issues related to the books that they are working on.
Works with other members of the promotions team to help conceive, manage, and carry out larger departmental initiatives.
Engages authors and client publishers on developing and executing marketing plans for their books.
Develops marketing communications, advertising, or publicity materials with a moderate level of guidance from others. Develops, plans, and coordinates the development and production of marketing and publicity materials and campaigns, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met.
May train the work of lower level marketing staff.
Performs other related work as needed.
Some graduate work.
At least two years of related experience, preferably in books.Â
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
Proficient at Adobe PhotoShop.
Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Customer service skills.
Attention to detail.
Respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.
Work as part of a team.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Manage stressful situations.
Represent organizations positively to internal and external clients.
Set up and break down book exhibits at academic conferences.
Some domestic travel.
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