Develops and oversees the marketing and communications strategy and operations for the University of Chicago Press Journals Division. Works collaboratively across departments to ensure the marketing and communications program aligns with the goals and vision of the Journals Division.
Coordinates with the Senior Licensing and Sales Manager and other sales colleagues to develop campaigns that support journals sales activities to academic libraries and consortia worldwide to maximize reach and revenues.
Implements marketing and communication strategies that raise the profile of individual journals and extends the reach of journals into new markets and audiences.
Oversees projects and campaigns for new and existing initiatives and polices, ensuring awareness among relevant internal and external audiences.
Identifies key partner organizations in the broader scholarly journal community that can amplify the Journals Divisionâ™s work.
Develops and implements the strategic priorities of the Journals marketing department.
Collaborates with the Director of Acquisitions, Publishers, and the Journals Director for partnership acquisition and retention.
Evaluates and reports on ROI of current and potential marketing activities.
Provides leadershipÂ for the Journals Division's strategic messaging, including the implementation of identity standards to ensure effective communication about, and knowledge of, the Division's mission.
Oversees and manages the budget for all marketing and communication initiatives.
Manages relationships with external agencies, vendors, and others hired to support marketing and communication projects for the UCP Journals Division.
Leads and manages a 6-person marketing team, including selection and development of staff.
Maintains knowledge of current and innovative marketing practices and technologies, and their fit within the journals publishing landscape.
Represents the Journals Division at internal and external events, as needed.Â
Plans, develops, designs and implements the strategic and tactical marketing plans for a department or program. Directs, monitors and evaluates marketing communication and research programs.
Maintains departmental priorities, allocates resources, and determines project direction in line with established priorities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in related area.
Master's degree in related area.
At least 7 years experience working in the marketing, sales, communications, or business side of scholarly journal publishing.
At least 5 years experience developing and executing marketing or communication campaigns to the academic market.
Managing a marketing team, including measuring performance.
Responsibly manage a budget.
Experience and expertise in marketing, media relations, communications, issues management, social media.
Working with scholarly societies.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
High-level knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience in design (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop) and web (e.g., HTML, website content management platforms).
Understanding of a variety of media and associated tools, including social media, print, and web communications.
Understanding of business intelligence tools like PowerBI, Google Analytics, and bibliometric services.
Knowledge of scholarly publishing industry and academic library markets.
Outstanding verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in marketing and communications strategy.
Demonstrated ability to successfully design and manage communication campaigns, including measuring impact and effectiveness.
Proficient ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Manage stressful situations with ease.
Demonstrated high level of organization, excellent time management, and attention to detail.
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative and positive work culture.Â Â
Limited domestic and foreign travel.
Hybrid work arrangement, not 100% remote.
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