Thursday, March 27, 2014

Now Hiring: Marketing Assistantship Available

The Georgia Power-Grady College Assistantship at UGA Press

Goal: To introduce interested graduate students at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to the world of book publishing through the Press's marketing department.

Timeframe: We are looking for a commitment of at least two semesters.

Qualifications: We are seeking an individual with excellent organizational skills who is detail oriented and has the ability to work independently. Applicants must have good communication skills. A good working knowledge of social media is a plus.

Application materials should be submitted by May 1 to Debbie Marable Sickles in the Grady Collge Graduate Studies Office for consideration for an assistantship starting Fall 2014. Application materials should include a resume and letter of interest. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the publicity manager at the Press. For more information about the Press or the assistantship, contact Amanda E.Sharp or visit our website at

The Georgia Power-Grady College assistantship recipient will work directly with Amanda E. Sharp, publicity manager. The student will work on one or multiple books’ promotions, from the beginning stages of publicity to the end, allowing them to see the results of their work and to understand the challenges of winning media coverage. They will help plan the publicity campaign, research niche media, set up and support events, and handle other marketing duties as necessary.

Other jobs as needed:
Help with publicity mailings
Help with direct mail efforts
Help with social media
Help maintain information in Press website and data feed

Student receives tuition waiver but still has to pay student fees. UGA Press will pay student by the hour.

13-20 hrs per week