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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

Established in 1920, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Press supports the university’s research, education, and outreach missions by publishing important new work for an international community of scholars, students, and intellectually curious readers. As one of the largest book publishers in the Pacific Northwest, the Press also offers a broad range of regional books for general readers, often developed in partnership with museums, cultural organizations, and local indigenous communities.

UW Press has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Exhibits and Direct Mail Manager
. The Exhibits and Direct Marketing Manager is responsible for managing the press’s exhibits, course adoption, direct marketing, advertising, and awards programs. A key member of the press’s marketing and sales team, this position works collaboratively with press colleagues to plan and implement promotional plans and campaigns for all press and distributed titles.

Job Description:
Manages exhibits program:
Works collaboratively with marketing and acquisitions colleagues to plan annual schedule of conference and trade shows (15-20 per year) and build appropriate book lists
Plans and manages all aspects of exhibit arrangements: booth reservations and furnishings; shipment of books, catalogs, and other promotional materials
Reconciles and submits exhibit orders
Manages budget for exhibits program
Contracts with combined book exhibitors for unattended shows
Travels, as needed, to select conferences and trade shows

Manages course adoptions and other direct marketing campaigns:
Identifies target audiences for direct marketing and course adoption campaigns
Generates content for digital and print mailings
Creates subject area brochures, flyers, postcards, and other promotional materials; manages printing and delivery
Builds and maintains in-house lists for course adoption campaigns
Approves and tracks examination and desk copy requests
Reports on results of course adoption efforts
Manages budget for direct mail program.

Manages advertising program:
Creates annual budget and schedule for advertisements in conference programs, journals, and other venues, as appropriate
Creates advertisements using design templates; coordinates delivery of materials and payments

Manages book awards program:
Develops annual list and schedule of book awards and identifies titles for submission
Writes applications and submits titles to scholarly societies and other organizations to meet awards submission deadlines; tracks and reports results

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences
2-3 years of relevant work experience
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and project management skills; proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and meet deadlines while paying attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability and desire to work both independently and cooperatively in a highly collaborative office environment
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and working with databases

Experience in book publishing, especially with a university or trade press.
Familiarity with current and emerging areas of scholarship in the UW Press’ fields of focus, and with the evolving role of scholarly publishing in print and digital forms.
Proficiency with Adobe design programs—InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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