Sales and Publicity Manager
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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The University of Arkansas Press
The University of Arkansas Press (UAPR) seeks a Sales and Publicity Manager. Reporting to the Marketing Director, the primary responsibility of the Sales and Publicity Manager is building relationships with readers, retailers, wholesalers, libraries, and other customers of UAPR books. The Sales and Publicity Manager will work collaboratively with their UAPR colleagues and UAPR authors, as well as community and industry partners, to implement and analyze plans for sales and to oversee events for scholarly and trade titles in print and digital formats.
Summary of Job Duties:
Identify and establish sales targets, including sales to individuals, institutions, and retailers. Build and maintain targeted customer lists and create and implement publicity campaigns to those groups, including print, digital, and social media.
Organize exhibits at scholarly and literary conferences.
Assist authors with book signings, book talks, and other events. Assist (non-retailer) venues in arranging book sales, and help authors promote events.
Work with wholesalers and retailers to ensure distribution of metadata and marketing materials. Ensure that all UAPR titles (print and digital) are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, through Ingram and Baker and Taylor, and other key accounts. Manage UAPR’s presence on Edelweiss.
Work closely with Arkansas booksellers, including independent bookstores, state parks, museums, and specialty shops throughout the state, to ensure availability of UAPR titles and to expand customer base as appropriate.
Ensure delivery of files and metadata to e-book retailers. Analyze and explore new e-book sales opportunities. Research e-book platforms to discover new sales opportunities and to increase the reach and visibility of UAPR titles.
Analyze and present results of sales efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field
At least five years' experience in Sales and Publicity, or related experience
Proven excellence in both written and verbal communication
Experience with University Press Publishing
Knowledge of Print and Web Design principles
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.