Job Description

University of Queensland Press

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) was established in 1948 and is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected publishing houses. UQP enhances the success of the University of Queensland by its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance. UQP books and authors have received national and international recognition through literary prizes, rights sales and writers’ festivals. We publish print and eBooks across a range of subjects, from literary fiction, general non-fiction and poetry, to children’s and young adult books and academic books.

About This Opportunity

The Marketing and Publicity Manager leads a small and dynamic team to maximise the media exposure, discoverability and profile of The University of Queensland Press (UQP) books and authors across new and backlist titles to maximise sales.

The Marketing and Publicity Manager is a key position at UQP and joins our leadership team. The successful candidate will be directly engaged with marketing and publicity campaigns, digital media and events. They will bring to the position a deep understanding and knowledge of national media, current trends in publicity and marketing to enhance book campaigns, and oversee the marketing budget and implementation of UQP’s digital strategy. The successful candidate is also responsible for producing general UQP marketing plans and managing our brand engagement with external parties.

The Marketing and Publicity Manager will play a pivotal role in representing UQP at industry events and developing key relationships with UQP stakeholders, including authors, agents, booksellers and relevant UQ departments.

This position is located at the University’s Long Pocket Campus in Indooroopilly.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate for the Marketing and Publicity Manager role will be commercially astute in marketing, publicity and communications. They will be able to demonstrate their experience delivering impactful marketing and publicity outcomes and have an understanding of how to balance creativity, strategy and analytics to achieve outstanding results. A track record developing and managing relationships with media, authors, agents, booksellers and other key stakeholders will be highly regarded, plus demonstrated skills and knowledge in designing effective marketing campaigns. Proven experience managing high-performance teams in a publishing industry or arts-related environment is desirable.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time continuing position at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,466 - $108,318, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $112,865 - $126,732.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 508212_Marketing & Publicity Manager_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact UQP Director, Ben James at 07 3365 2452 or 

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  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume/CV

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