University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
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Posted on July 9, 2020
Req #: 175767
Department: UW PRESS
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/10/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

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 full time Marketing Manager.

The Marketing Manager is responsible for managing the press’s exhibits, course adoption, direct marketing, advertising, and awards programs.  A key member of the press’s marketing and sales team, this position works collaboratively with press colleagues to plan and implement promotional plans and campaigns for all press and distributed titles.


Manages exhibits program

  • Works collaboratively with marketing and acquisitions colleagues to plan annual schedule of conference and trade shows (15-20 per year) and build appropriate book lists
  • Plans and manages all aspects of exhibit arrangements:  booth reservations and furnishings; shipment of books, catalogs, and other promotional materials
  • Reconciles and submits exhibit orders
  • Manages budget for exhibits program
  • Contracts with combined book exhibitors for unattended shows
  • Travels, as needed, to select conferences and trade shows

    Manages course adoptions and other direct marketing campaigns

  • Identifies target audiences for direct marketing and course adoption campaigns
  • Generates content for digital and print mailings
  • Creates subject area brochures, flyers, postcards, and other promotional materials; manages printing and delivery
  • Builds and maintains in-house lists for course adoption campaigns
  • Approves and tracks examination and desk copy requests
  • Reports on results of course adoption efforts
  • Manages budget for direct mail program.

    Manages advertising program

  • Creates annual budget and schedule for advertisements in conference programs, journals, and other venues, as appropriate
  • Creates advertisements using design templates; coordinates delivery of materials and payments

    Manage book awards program

  • Develops annual list and schedule of book awards and identifies titles for submission
  • Write applications and submits titles to scholarly societies and other organizations to meet awards submission deadlines; tracks and reports results

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences plus 2-3 years of relevant work experience

    Additional Requirements:
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and meet deadlines while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and cooperatively in a highly collaborative office environment
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and working with databases

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience in book publishing, especially with a university or trade press.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging areas of scholarship in the UW Press’ fields of focus, and with the evolving role of scholarly publishing in print and digital forms.
  • Proficiency with Adobe design programs—InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat


    Application Process:
    The 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 Workforce 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.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or