Marketing Manager - Publicity and Sales

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Univeristy of Queensland Press

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) was established in 1948 and is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected publishing houses. UQP enhances the success of the University of Queensland by its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance. UQP books and authors have received national and international recognition through literary prizes, rights sales and writers’ festivals. We publish print and eBooks across a range of subjects, from literary fiction, general non-fiction and poetry, to children’s and young adult books and academic books in fields such as cultural studies, history and peace and conflict studies.

Information about UQP may be accessed on the UQP’s web site at 

The role

University of Queensland Press (UQP) is looking for an experienced and dynamic Marketing, Publicity and Sales Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join the leadership team at one of Australia’s most respected publishing houses and working closely on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, children and YA. You will be responsible for developing strategies to enhance awareness and recognition of the UQP brand both nationally and internationally. You will work across the organisation to develop and implement marketing and publicity campaigns that maximise the profile of all UQP authors and their books, maintaining internal and external communication with collegues, authors and industry partners. You will be responsible for coordinating all sales and promotional collateral, advertising and UQP events. This postion will be responsible for overseeing the marketing budget and managing internal staff within a newly planned Marketing, Publicity and Sales team, as well as contracting freelancers to deliver on publicity and sales outcomes. 

The role

The role will be responsible for developing and maximising the visibility and profile of all UQP titles. Working closely with the publishers and CEO, you will strategically plan and manage all publicity and marketing campaigns for all titles on the publishing program, as well as the overall UQP brand. You will manage and enhance relationships with bookshops, festivals, libraries, schools and other organisations to reach national and internalional audiences and maximise sales. Importantly, you will ensure that UQP authors are informed, valued and empowered in finding a broad readership for their work.You will help build and manage a small team (dependent on resources and needs) to deliver on all marketing, publicity and sales targets. As a member of the acquisitions team you will bring knowledge and experience to the acquisition of new titles and their potential for commercial, as well as cultural value.

The person

To be successful you will need to have demonstrated experience in marketing, publicity and/or sales. Forming part of the leadership team you will need to be a strategic thinker, dynamic and hard-working, flexible and creative in your approach. You will bring to the position a deep understanding and knowledge of national media and current trends in publicity and marketing, including digital and social media platforms.

You will need to have strong managerial experience to oversee a small team and/or freelancers and ensure all targets are met. You will be accountable and able to strategically track, review and report to the CEO on publicity and sales outcomes.

You will need advanced IT skills and experience in the  use of a wide range of computer applications (particularly Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Word). You will ideally be familiar with programs such as Bookmaster and Biblio, Titlepage and Neilsen Bookscan. Importantly, you will need the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a small team, prioritising workload, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.

We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, and significant experience in a publishing house, or related arts environment, or in book selling will be highly regarded. As well as a love of books and reading, you will have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with authors, media and stakeholders. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811.16 p.a. - $ 104,214.40 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589.06 p.a. - $121,930.85 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Jill Eddington, CEO of UQP on +61 7 3365 2453 or 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter Resume and Selection Criteria (Max 2 x A4 pages) responses. 

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