Sales and Marketing Assistant (Advertising/Sales Assistant)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 300368
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS (BA-IUPR-IUBLA)
Part of the IU Libraries and founded in 1950, the Indiana University Press is recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. We produce more than 120 new books annually, in addition to 40 journals, and maintain a backlist of some 3,500 titles. The Press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes text, trade, and reference titles. Our program is financed primarily by income from sales, supplemented by support from Indiana University and by gifts and grants from a variety of outside sources.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Work with Marketing Managers on developing publicity materials, sending PR materials, and tracking reviews.
Research possible book awards, tracking dates and submitting required materials.
Qualify requests for review and exam copies by the media, faculty, teachers. Process orders for the legitimate requests.
Provide customer service and inquiries by faculty and authors regarding IU Press and Red Lightning Books
Work with Rights Manager to research possible rights sales and submission for the Library of Congress
Participate in marketing, editorial and staff meetings.
Under moderate supervision, performs routine administrative tasks related to advertising and sales processes.
Responds to customer inquiries and may assist with providing quotes, terms and conditions, and drafting contracts.
Distributes bills and contracts, processes payments, and distributes funds to appropriate account.
Processes documents into the appropriate university database and verifies that information is correct.
Prepares reports of advertising and sales figures.
Regularly conveys various product/service and/or advertising options to potential customers and answers questions about policies and procedures.
May provide guidance to lower-level Advertising/Sales Assistants or hourly employees.
High school iploma or GED
2 years in relevant field
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Highly thorough and dependable
A working knowledge of Microsoft suite and an understanding of database management.
The ability to work independently while maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. Occasional packing and carrying of boxes. Ability to move up to 40 lbs. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.