Job no: 236296-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: G SERV/UW PRESS
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Office & Administrative Support, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

The Publicity Manager oversees the book publicity efforts of the University of Wisconsin Press and reports to the Sales and Marketing Manager. The Publicity Specialist is responsible for strategically planning and executing publicity and media campaigns for the press's scholarly and general interest publications.

The University of Wisconsin Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books and journals. Since our founding in 1936 and the publication of our first book in 1937, the press has published more than 3,000 titles. We have nearly 1,500 titles currently in print, including books of general interest (biography, fiction, natural history, poetry, photography, fishing, food, travel, etc.), scholarly books (African studies, American studies, anthropology, art, classics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, film, gay & lesbian studies, history, Jewish studies, literary criticism, Slavic studies, etc.), and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. The press currently publishes approximately 50 books per year and 12 journals, in both print and electronic formats.

Our mission embodies the Wisconsin Idea by publishing work of distinction that serves the people of Wisconsin and the world.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum of three years of professional work experience is preferred. Experience in scholarly book or journals marketing, book sales, writing, editing, public relations, or journalism is preferred.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to communicate well with academics and scholars, staff, media, and vendors.
- Experience planning and/or implementing impactful public relations, marketing, and/or social media campaigns.
- Excellent writing and proofreading skills, including the ability to produce marketing copy for a variety of uses.
- Ability to monitor, analyze, and report on the impact of publicity efforts.
- Excellent organizational skills, with a proven track record of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines.
- Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the University of Wisconsin Press and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

Additional Information:

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Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $39,823 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the button (, search for 236296) to submit a cover letter and current resume highlighting relevant experience. You will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

Please note that the UW Press is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jun 17 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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