Duke University, Duke University Press

Position ID:Duke University-Duke University Press-PUBLICISTACADEMICEXHIBITSCOORDINATOR [#21929, 197890]
Position Title: Publicist & Academic Exhibits Coordinator, Duke Univ. Press
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Other / Humanities
Appl Deadline:2022/07/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/14, finished 2022/07/12, listed until 2022/07/06)
Position Description:   Remote  

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Duke University Press (DUP) seeks a full-time Publicist & Academic Exhibits Coordinator. Reporting to the DUP Journals Marketing Manager, this position increases subscription revenue and usage of DUP journals and electronic collections; coordinates journals’ presence at academic exhibits; and co-manages DUP’s social media presence and publicity programs.

Duke University Press is strongly-committed to fighting racism and to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome applicants who share this commitment.

If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Primary Job Responsibilities: I. Academic & Journals Exhibits Programs (40%) a. Journals Exhibits program • Manage DUP virtual or in-person presence at 80+ conferences per year (including conferences for affiliated societies and individual journals) • Maintain exhibit database with contact, shipping, display, and sales information • Coordinate table/booth display or participation in joint display • Create and produce materials (including program ads, brochures/flyers, postcards, giveaway items, invitations, and posters), working with designer and copy editor • Oversee exhibit materials workflow, coordinating with Books Marketing and Journals Production (the job involves packing, moving large cases, and dismantling and setting up exhibit displays)

b. Management of Journals Presence at exhibits planned by books marketing • Determine which journals should be sent to books marketing meetings; create order form • Oversee exhibit materials workflow, coordinating with Books Marketing and the Journals Marketing Designer • Reserve joint program ads for books and journals; manage deadlines, communication, annual import into workflow management system, and related expenses • Select journals and journal special issues to be featured in posters, program ads, and events in coordination with departmental marketing plan and Journals Marketing Manager • Create and oversee production of materials for exhibits (including program ads, flyers, postcards, giveaway items, invitations, and posters) • Work with Books Exhibits Coordinator to plan events in conjunction with or independent from books marketing needs

c. Represent DUP at Academic and Trade Meetings (generally, one or two times per year)

II. Publicity (40%) a. General Publicity • Identify and pursue publicity opportunities for journals and electronic collections • Develop publicity plans and collateral material (e.g. journal special issues, annual pricing launch, and acquisition of new titles, new initiatives) • Develop marketing plans and strategy for special projects/new products as needed, working with stakeholders • Maintain relationships with and identify publicity outlets • Create content for targeted listservs for journal specific and library direct marketing efforts • Produce publicity and sales videos in-house or in coordination with outside vendor

b. Social Media Marketing • Co-manage social media presence for Duke University Press (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and a blog) • Create content for social media sites (write copy, obtain images, film and edit interviews with DUP authors and editors) • Co-manage social media strategy, including navigation of controversial or sensitive topics

c. Event Planning • Plan DUP presence at panels, symposiums, and award ceremonies • Oversee and implement 6+ receptions annually • Identify and propose opportunities to increase visibility through sponsorship of an event • Create and produce materials for the event in coordination with Journals Design

III. Serve as Project Manager for Group-wide and Press-wide Projects, as needed (15%) a. Manage journals participation in books seasonal catalog (act as liaison with editorial offices; lead journal selection process; assign and create catalog copy; compile artwork)

b. Recommend workflow and business system improvements for team’s work (serve as team expert on Asana and Title Management)

IV. Other General Duties (5%) a. Serve on internal committees b. Serve as proofreader for select journals marketing materials c. Participate in special promotional initiatives as needed (catalog copy writing, website feedback, etc.) d. Supervise students working with the Journals Marketing team

Department-Preferred Skills & Experience: • Writing of copy for publication; Microsoft Office; Social media management experience; organizational skills; project management skills; time management skills; enthusiasm for continuous learning, particularly in regard to technology (e.g. databases; video creation software)

• Effectiveness in working with customers, clients, and others from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; sensitivity to language relating to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability/disability.

Work Location: This position is responsible for DUP’s journals exhibits presence, requiring that the person in this role must be available to come to the office or to the DUP warehouse several times per month, or as needed (currently about 2 to 3 times monthly) in order to pack, ship, and receive exhibit-related materials.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

We are not accepting applications for this job through AcademicJobsOnline.Org right now. Please apply at https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Publicist-Academic-Exhibits-Coordinator .
Contact: HR Manager, 9196878018, (919) 688-8402 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
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Durham, NC 27705
Web Page: https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Publicist-Academic-Exhibits-Coordinator