Monday, September 10, 2012

Now Hiring: Assistant Director for Marketing and Sales

The University of Georgia Press seeks a smart and savvy marketing professional to lead the marketing department and to manage the sales program. The Assistant Director for Marketing and Sales is responsible for directing all marketing and sales programs for the University of Georgia Press, including advertising; exhibits; direct marketing; awards; publicity; and sales. A key member of the executive team, the assistant director for marketing and sales participates in organizational decision making, including publishing strategies, goal-setting, strategic planning, fundraising and development, and other work. This position also performs all sales management duties for the Press, including conducting semiannual sales conference, calling on national accounts, and working closely with the Press’s distribution center. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the University of Georgia Press and manages a staff of five along with student interns.

Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing both outstanding works of scholarship by writers throughout the world and books of interest to general readers. The Press has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940 and is the largest book publisher in the state. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has over 1,500 titles in print. The Press is also a founding partner of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the state’s award-winning, online only, multimedia reference work on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia.

Required Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of professional work experience in book marketing with a scholarly or trade publisher. Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate contracts. Demonstrated ability to use databases. Knowledge of sales reporting and analysis. Proven managerial and leadership skills. Ability to manage multiple, deadline-driven projects simultaneously. Skills in financial management. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Filemaker Pro and Cats Pajamas fulfillment system preferred. Experience with on-site distribution center preferred. Experience in regional trade publishing is preferred.

The full description of duties and application instructions is available here.

The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.