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Brandeis University Press has an opening for a general Intern for each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Our internship offers the opportunity to be part of a small, friendly team working closely with editorial, production and design, sales, distribution, and marketing.

Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity of University Press Marketing and Publicity Coordinator. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.  At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition benefits for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

The University Press Marketing and Publicity Coordinator will work on marketing and publicizing approximately twenty new titles per year through direct outreach to national media, social media, and author events, as well as promoting the Brandeis University Press (BUP) and University Press of New England (UPNE) older titles. BUP publishes approximately 20 new titles a year in the humanities and social sciences, as well as general trade books, books for students, and academic monographs. Books are published as hardcovers, paperbacks, and eBooks.

This is a regular, full time position. The hiring range for this position is $25.86/hour – 28.72/ hour.

Employees working in this position are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the University and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote and increase visibility for print and eBook titles to both the scholarly community and general public by compiling and growing mailing lists and managing direct mail campaigns, establishing relationships with key bookstores in New England and nationwide to keep them apprised of new and backlist titles. This will include copywriting for ads, marketing letters, email campaigns, and other outreach. Some books will be actively promoted to faculty for course adoption. Manage BUP’s social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Keep the BUP website updated
  • Contacting review editors and features editors in the major US media outlets to pitch and follow up on coverage for our books and authors. Research review lists and send review copies to scholarly journals. Advise on outlets for first serial rights and other extracts
  • Work with authors to maximize review coverage, and on author events. Monitor available literary and scholarly prizes and submit books and authors. Coordinate book and author appearances at conferences, book festivals etc.
  • Work with BUP colleagues; with the University of Chicago Press for marketing, sales, and distribution; and promote the press internally at Brandeis University.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of related work experience

At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. Brandeis Library recognizes the ways in which librarianship has not been presented inclusive and equitable opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups. We strive to develop an inclusive, equitable, and diverse space on our campus; the Library’s Antiracism plan outlines our efforts toward critical pedagogy; staff engagement with anti-racist practices in trainings and educational opportunities; development and retention of a diverse workforce; and the development and curation of collections that elevate the voices and themes of BIPOC and advance understanding of anti-racism.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans.  Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations.  Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society.  Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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Press Intern Responsibilities include:

  • Research and outreach to encourage course adoptions
  • Promoting publications and the University Press, researching publicity and marketing opportunities, social media outreach, and supporting website maintenance
  • Reading and reporting on unsolicited manuscript submissions, proof-reading ebooks, and marketing materials
  • Creating promotional materials, both physical and electronic, and creating mailing lists to for specific titles or groups of titles
  • Access to our title management system to help with managing backlist and new title data
  • General office duties
  • Assist royalties manager as necessary


The position is based in the Press’ offices in the University Library, and interns are expected to work in the office between 10 – 20 hours a week.


  • Interns receive support from the Press Director, Editorial Director, Press Coordinator, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, and Budget Manager
  • In a small publishing company, interns will learn all aspects of the business of book publishing 


  • Interns receive training on our social media platforms, and our title management system (EAN), as well as access to Chicago reporting systems.

Funding / credits

The position is unpaid, and students must secure either external funding or course credit. Brandeis students who are interested in interning over the summer are encouraged to apply for the World of Work (WOW) Fellowship. Students from external colleges and universities should meet with their career centers to discuss funding and credit availability.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized, detail-orientated, and efficient in time management
  • Proficient with computer software in a Mac environment, proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat
  • Must be able to work independently and proactively as well as part of a team.

To apply:

Interested applicants from Brandeis should submit a cover letter and one-page resumé and submit applications through Handshake. Students from external colleges and universities can submit the same materials to

For more information visit Brandeis University Press or email