The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.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 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 position is expected to last 5.5 months during a department staffing transition, minimum 20 hours per week with opportunity for additional hours based on availability and project status.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.
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.