Marketing and Sales Assistant – Michigan Publishing


Michigan Publishing is at the forefront of helping scholars produce and share their influential ideas throughout the academy and beyond. We are offering a work-study position as a marketing assistant where students have the opportunity to learn about scholarly publishing in particular as well as the publishing industry more generally. Students interested in publicity and PR will find the work particularly interesting. The Marketing Assistant’s responsibilities will include assisting Sales, Marketing, and Outreach team members in all areas of publishing, promotion, publicity, communication, and organization, with a particular focus on tactical support for award nominations, review submissions, media pitches, managing and tracking market data, and scheduling social media posts. Other duties include creating marketing collateral, such as book flyers, conducting short-term research projects, and providing general clerical support. The marketing and sales assistant will have the opportunity to attend team meetings, learn how to use industry-standard programs including Mailchimp, InDesign, and Hubspot and gain experience within many different areas of the modern marketing space.

Required Qualifications

Attention to detail; the ability to work independently; and superb organization, time-management, and communication skills are required. Proficiency in Google applications Drive, Slides, and Docs. Some experience with page layout or design software like Adobe InDesign; promotion tools like Mailchimp or Constant Contact; CRMs like HubSpot or Salesforce. Experience scheduling social media posts, mostly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Desired Qualifications

Integrity, reliability, and the ability to multi-task and be responsive via email. Applicants should be available for blocks of time no shorter than 2-3 hours.