Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Marketing and Sales
Promotions Assistant--Books Division



The University of Chicago Press seeks an organized, personable, deadline-driven, and self-motivated promotions assistant to manage the daily workflow of a large and thriving publicity department.



Responsibilities include: Managing departmental administrative work-flow; fielding all general inquiries to the publicity department; assisting promotions managers with administrative duties; and directly assisting the promotions staff with daily clerical and organizational tasks. The Assistant writes and proofreads promotional copy for the Press's reprint list and related titles, researches media and publicity outlets, and oversees the hiring, training, and management of student assistants within the promotions department.


Since its founding in 1891 as one of the three original divisions of the University of Chicago, the Press has embraced as its mission the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life. Through our books and journals programs, we seek not only to advance scholarly conversation within and across traditional disciplines but, in keeping with the University of Chicago's experimental tradition, to help define new areas of knowledge and intellectual endeavor.



The Books Division of the University of Chicago Press has been publishing books for scholars, students, and general readers since 1892. The Books Division has published over eleven thousand books since the Press was founded. It has more than five thousand books in print at the present time, including such well-known works as The Chicago Manual of Style; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn; A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean; and The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek.



Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; graduate work preferred. A minimum of two years of related experience in publishing or publicity required. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Close attention to detail and organization. Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to represent the press positively to authors and client publishers.



Applications should include a résumé and a cover letter that describes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position.

Interested applicants should apply


  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.








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