Marketing & Sales Specialist

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  • Marketing & Sales Specialist
    Marketing and Sales Group

    Duke University Press is seeking a Marketing & Sales Specialist to assist with publicity and direct marketing efforts, by implementing and executing marketing programs and activities. The successful candidate will be a clear communicator, will possess a positive attitude, and will demonstrate keen attention to detail.

    If interested in applying please follow directions on the left side of this webpage to submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position AT NOON on Monday, July 23, 2018.

    Position closes on 07/23/2018. Please apply for requisition number 401447508.

  • Job Description:

    I. Publicity and Direct Marketing

    • Assist in the implementation of marketing programs and activities
    • Create content for social media publicity efforts and blog posts as needed
    • Coordinate various publicity activities such as preparing review lists and overseeing distribution of review copies
    • Write and prepare copy for catalogs, web, and other marketing efforts
    • Proof subscription renewals

    II. Exhibit Program

    • Coordinate arrangements for events such as receptions, displays, and conferences as needed
    • Oversee logistics for select conferences, managing reservations, processing payments for exhibits (booths, furniture, electricity, etc.), and packing and preparing shipments

    III. Advertising Program

    • Manage and expand advertising program for 50+ journals; maintain relationships with external advertisers
    • Oversee revenue for advertising program; project ad revenue, analyze trends, and prepare quarterly revenue reports; meet annual advertising budget goal
    • Recommend advertising rates for our journals and books; distribute media kits to potential advertisers

    IV. Collection Sales Support

    • Carry out data preparation, market research, and prospecting for new product development and sales efforts
    • Support product marketing strategy by scheduling meetings, managing task lists, and conducting research (for 10+ electronic collections)
    • Compilation of sales materials for agents and sales meetings

    V. Reporting

    • Prepare 40+ annual marketing reports for Journals Director, gathering information from the Journals Marketing team and ensuring accuracy and branded presentation
    • Report generation, accuracy checking, and delivery of Library Relations reports

    VI. Budget

    • Provide assistance with work team expenses
    • Serve as team’s point person for complex accounting procedures, processing wire transfers and accounts payable check requests

    VII. Indexing Program

    • Manage abstracting/indexing program for journals, ensuring that they appear in the correct bibliographic databases
    • Liaise with external indexing vendors, managing application process and setting up their access to journals
    • Provide indexing updates to Journals Director

    VIII. Distributor Sales

    • Establish and maintain distributor relationships for journals
    • Oversee bookstore distribution for select journals
    • Liaise with distributors and receive updated quantities for journal print runs
    • Serve as liaison to Customer Relations team

    IX. Other General Duties

    • Serve as manager for special projects as needed (e.g. journals catalog process, award applications, etc.)
    • Update and maintain departmental databases
    • Various research projects and quality control
    • Provide feedback on team members’ work; participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
    • Travel to academic and professional conferences as needed
    • Serve on committees as needed
  • Education/Training

    Work requires a background in marketing or promotions normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education, concentrating on marketing or sales. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

  • Experience

    Excel proficiency, database/data entry experience, project management, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to balance priorities, multitasking, social media, requires lifting up to 30 pounds.

Contact Us

  • Duke University Press
  • 905 W. Main St. Ste 18-B
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • U.S. phone (toll-free): 888-651-0122
  • International: 1-919-688-5134