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Promotions Coordinator, UM Press

The University of Manitoba
4.2 out of 5
The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB
$42,242.20–$53,362.40 a year - Permanent, Full-time


The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB

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  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Tuition reimbursement

Full job description

At the University of Manitoba our strength lies in our community — individuals who are driven by curiosity and work together to shape a better world.

Our commitment to discovery encompasses everything we do; from the education we offer students to the workplace we offer employees. Experience top benefits, world-class facilities and a community that inspires one another to carve their own path.

Recognized as one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for nine consecutive years and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, UM is ready to help you take the next step in your career!

The role:

Revenues from book sales are a significant part of the Press’s overall budget, and play a critical role in its ability to meet its publishing and financial goals. A majority of Press book sales are made to bookstores, chains, and individual customers. Book promotion and publicity plays a key role in generating and maintaining these sales. This position plays a key role in insuring that the media and readers are aware of the Press’s books and authors and insuring that these books reach their maximum sales potential.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

· Completion of a formal training program in a related discipline from a recognized institute is required.

· Three years of experience in book promotion or marketing, or in a related area, is required.

· An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

· Familiarity with the TRC Calls to Action is an asset.

· A knowledge of standard promotion and/public relations techniques is essential.

· Familiarity with the book publishing industry is required.

· Must be able to work as a key part of a team that considers all aspects of publishing in order to reach the Press's editorial and financial goals.

· Proficiency in the use of a computer, preferably Macintosh, is required.

· Demonstrated experience in writing and preparing materials for marketing and/or promotion is required.

· Knowledge of website software and social media software and techniques is required.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:

· Comprehensive group benefits program and pension plan.

· Employee and Family Assistance Program.

· A full spectrum of professional development opportunities.

Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s career portal, UM Careers where you will find the full job specification:

Closing Date: August 27, 2021

Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $42,242.20-$53,362.40 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday