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Promotions Assistant

The University of Chicago Press

Chicago, IL ~ June 22, 2018

The Promotions Assistant provides support to the Marketing department. 


  • Maintaining communications on the department’s behalf, including monitoring phone line and email account.
  • Responding to communications, taking action when necessary.
  • Processing incoming review copy requests and ensuring they are filled in a timely manner.
  • Facilitating requests from the media, including providing requested images and contacting authors for interviews.
  • Processing reviews from media outlets.
  • Overseeing three student assistants by coordinating scheduling, delegating tasks, and ensuring the completion of tasks.
  • Assisting in tasks related to building the seasonal catalog, including maintaining spreadsheets of titles, proofreading copy, and ensuring that edits have been made.
  • Conducting media research.
  • Assisting Publicity Director and Promotions Managers with tasks as needed.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Creativity required.
  • Interpersonal skills required.
  • Customer service skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Ability to work as part of a team required.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations required.
  • Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software required.
  • Ability to represent organizations positively to internal and external clients required.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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