As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.Established in 1920, the University of Washington Press supports the university's research, education, and outreach missions by publishing important new work for an international community of scholars, students, and intellectually curious readers. As one of the largest book publishers in the Pacific Northwest, the Press also offers a broad range of regional books for general readers, often developed in partnership with museums, cultural organizations, and local indigenous communities.UW Press has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary part time Marketing Assistant. Reporting primarily to the Interim Marketing and Sales Director, the Marketing Assistant provides support for the marketing of 50-60 new books and a backlist of more than 3,200 active press-owned and distributed titles. The position assists the entire marketing team with a wide variety of tasks aimed at increasing the efficiency of the press's overall marketing and sales operations. This is a full time position expected to last through January of 2020 during a department staffing transition.DUTIESAssists with review copy mailings, email campaigns, author events, and conference exhibits. Assists with the writing, editing, and proofreading of sales, marketing, and publicity materials. Coordinates award submissions. Processes reviews. Maintains media database. Reserves advertisement space and coordinates contracts and placement. Handles exam and desk copy requests. Inputs data into press's title management system (Allbooks). Participates in planning and executing social media strategy and activity. Communicates with authors and sales representatives, as needed. Provides general administrative support to the Marketing and Sales Director. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences.At least one year of experience in publishing, marketing, or related field.Excellent organizational and project-management skills; ability to multi-task.Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and working with databases.Ability and desire to work both independently and cooperatively in a highly collaborative office environment.DESIRED REQUIREMENTSExperience in book publishing, especially with a university or trade press.Proficiency with Adobe design programs--InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat.Familiarity with HTML.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThe application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.