Textbook Sales & Marketing Assistant (12 month term, remote option)
Job Details
Princeton, NJ - Princeton, NJ
Fully Remote
Full Time
$40,000.00 Salary/year
Textbook Sales & Marketing Assistant (12 month term, remote)

Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a skilled multi-tasker who is organized, possesses a passion for on-the-job learning, books, academia, and publishing. The Textbook Sales & Marketing (TSMA) Assistant will report to the Chief Textbook Sales & Marketing Strategist (CTSMS) working on campaigns for PUP textbooks and other PUP books used for supplemental reading, targeted to faculty teaching courses at higher education institutions. In addition to collaborating with the CTSMS, the TSMA will also partner with Editorial on the Press’s textbook program and manage an intern. This is a 12-month term position with comprehensive benefits and the option to be 100% remote. The role possesses a possibility to be converted to a continuous (permanent) role. An assessment of the long-term need for the role will be determined in the latter 6 months of the position.   


Position Duties

  • Learn on the job to possess an understanding of the purpose and content of each textbook to be marketed and sold each season as well as the courses for which they are intended.
  • Learn on the job to possess expertise in audience identification in higher education across multiple disciplines.
  • Create and deploy sales and marketing emails to instructors teaching courses for which PUP’s books are appropriate.
  • Analyzes and reports performance metrics of marketing campaigns and communicates that information to the CTSMS and the editorial group.
  • Responds to prospective customers who express interest in PUP’s publications and close potential business.
  • With direction from the CTSMS, communicate with authors on marketing plans for each textbook from the current season (author letters sent two months prior to publication) .
  • Approve instructor desk and exam copy requests, as well as instructor resource requests.
  • Enter campaigns in Biblio Marketing Plan dashboard.
  • Manage instructor contact data in the Marketing Management System (SalesForce and Hubspot).
  • Create advance-reading copies and e-textbooks samples for textbook sampling prior to publication.
  • Assist CTSMS in managing contracts and costs from vendors and with fulfillment centers.
  • Participate in projects and committees and marketing and sales-related meetings.
  • Management and daily oversight of the Textbook Sales & Marketing intern.
Position Requirements:
  • Degree from a four-year college or university, preferred but not required, or equivalent experience, and a minimum of 1 year of experience in publishing (e.g. internships included). 
  • Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Prior experience with inside higher education sales is highly desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and ability to familiarize with other databases quickly.
  • Prior experience with title management systems (e.g. Biblio) preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with InDesign, SalesForce, Hubspot preferred but not essential as training will be provided as needed.
  • Effectively engage and liaise with a diversity of individuals internally and externally.
  • Demonstrable time-management, organizational skills, appreciation for detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong sense of follow-through and confidence with independent work, and as part of a larger collective with common goals.
  • A positive outlook, and proactive and efficient approach to handling tasks in a busy department. 
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to PUP’s professional code of conduct, located at https://press.princeton.edu/about/mission-values.
  • While the Princeton, NJ office is currently closed due to the pandemic, once the office reopens, interested candidates who prefer to work on-site will be able to work from the Press’s NJ office for networking and professional development. Flexibility with in-office days will be permitted as the Press supports hybrid work.


PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press community. Individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing (which is, according to research by Lee & Low, historically a majority white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1 and walking distance from the Princeton train station.


Base Salary: $40,000/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. Starting salary may be negotiable based on relevant skills and prior experience.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter* with salary requirements, and a résumé to PUP’s application website.

*Please include in your cover letter a description of what you are currently reading and what is on your “to read” list.

Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.



Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals based on their abilities. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.