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Marketing & Sales Student Assistant- University of Washington Press

Posted January 12, 2022. Closing January 31, 2022.


University of Washington Press

Job Title:

Marketing Student Assistant

Date Posted:

January 12, 2022

Closing Date:

January 31, 2022

Number Available:



$17.27 per hour.


Up to 19 hours per week.

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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.

Position responsibilities:

  • Executes tasks, as directed, to meet overall sales and marketing strategies and goals:
  • Assists with review copy mailings, press release mailings, email campaigns, author events, and conference exhibits.
  • Assists with the writing, editing, and proofreading of sales, marketing, and publicity materials.
  • Coordinates award submissions.
  • Processing book 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.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Excellent organizational and project-management skills; ability to multi-task.
    • Superior oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and working with databases.
    • Ability and desire to work both independently and cooperatively in a highly collaborative office environment.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in book publishing, especially with a university or trade press.
    • Proficiency with Adobe design programs InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat.
    • Familiarity with HTML.

    Other Details:

    Students will gain real world marketing experience to supplement their course work in this area of study. They will play an active role in executing UW Press's social media, direct marketing, and publicity activities, and will complete the position with a portfolio of sample work to showcase their efforts.

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover letter
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

    Erik Dahl