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The MIT Press welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions:

Senior Library Relations and Sales Associate

 

SENIOR LIBRARY RELATIONS AND SALES ASSOCIATEMIT Press, to work with the senior manager, library relations and sales on building and growing business and maintaining long-term relationships with the academic library market.  Will take a lead in developing new relationships with library partners through individual outreach, collective campaign coordination, gap analysis, and finding creative solutions that including considering new tools, processes, and workflows; take responsibility for developing new sales approaches and ideas in coordination with the senior manager; help to train new team members and offer mentorship in sales support, including to other cross-departmental sales positions such as textbooks sales; proactively coordinate with other internal departments, including digital products and services and journals and digital products customer service, to ensure customer engagement and success and finding and implementing solutions for excellent discovery, delivery, and access to content.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; five years of experience, preferably in publishing, sales, information science, or customer service; ability to work independently and cross-departmentally with an understanding of the varying needs of differing teams; ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships; and data management and analysis skills.  Seek someone who is solutions-driven and able to pivot and lead in the face of changing needs and focus on the detail while seeing the bigger picture.  PREFERRED:  bachelor’s degree and experience with the academic library market.  

Job #21116-5

Will travel to select library conferences and university campuses (when possible).

This position has the option of being hybrid or remote.

4/14/22

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Marketing Assistant

 

MARKETING ASSISTANTMIT Press, to act as a hub for communication, data entry, and correspondence. Will provide routine production, editing, and administrative support for projects, campaigns, events, and websites. Responsibilities include assisting with communications/marketing activities, events, and campaigns such as supporting logistics, gathering marketing materials, entering data into title management systems, collecting reviews and seasonal updates, and maintaining contact lists; maintaining, sourcing, and uploading image and text files into digital asset management; participating in seasonal planning, including distributing marketing materials and circulating marketing plans; providing administrative support to the department, including collecting and distributing mail, processing review copy requests, monitoring marketing inbox, scheduling meetings, collecting and submitting invoices, and creating purchase orders; working directly with the copywriting manager to circulate copy for approval, upload marketing copy into title management systems, check and format communications/marketing materials and collateral, make routine edits in print and digital materials, and possibly make suggestions to improve content flow and style; compiling basic information and drafting routine communications/marketing content for recurring activities and events (e.g., meeting notes, department newsletters); and performing other duties as requested.  May interface with vendors in the production and implementation of marketing campaigns.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ administrative experience; good organizational and verbal and written communication skills; ability to convey routine, prescribed information to others; and an interest in publishing and/or marketing.  PREFERRED:  associate’s/bachelor’s degree in a related field and proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Airtable, and FileMaker.  

Job #21069-4

This is a full-time, 35 hour/week position.

This is a hybrid position that will be a minimum of 50% in office in Cambridge, MA.

4/6/22

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Development Officer

 

DEVELOPMENT OFFICERMIT Press, to be responsible for fundraising strategy for the Press. Will establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists, develop and execute targeted solicitation plans, prepare and provide support to the Director and Publisher, and plan and manage cultivation events/activities. Responsibilities include working with the Director and Publisher to review current fundraising plans, develop strategy, and set sub-goals; overseeing and strengthening all aspects of individual giving programs and researching, pursuing, and securing new funding; cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of current/prospective funders; managing visits and solicitations; creating and managing a proactive system for donor stewardship and engagement; creating and editing campaign communications; devising and managing event logistics; working with MIT Resource Development personnel and systems; collaborating on procuring individual title subsidies; and performing other duties as assigned.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; three years’ experience as a senior development/advancement officer with a track record of raising funds from individuals, foundations, government institutions, and corporations; knowledge of and experience with all aspects of philanthropy, including giving trends, benchmarks, and best practices; understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies, data analytics, and development operations (e.g., gift processing, prospect and donor research, and fundraising reporting); excellent  organizational, presentation, and spoken and written communication skills; ability to prioritize workflow and manage multiple projects; flexible approach to responsibilities within a complex and lean environment; comfort navigating ambiguous and conflicting goals; track record of establishing and nurturing effective working relationships with leadership, board, donors, prospects, and staff; support for MIT’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and experience working with university research administration and sponsored programs and their systems.  

Job #20972-10

3/17/22

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The MIT Press welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

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