OPS – Marketing Assistant

University of Florida


Classification OPS – Marketing Assistant

Job Description:


The Marketing Intern assists the Marketing Department of the State University System Press (University Press of Florida) in spreading the word about books published by the Press to readers everywhere, helping find, grow, and interact with audiences for Press books. The position also performs other clerical duties as assigned.

Excellent written communication skills and organizational abilities are essential. This position is ideal for students who enjoy reading and discussing books, who want to gain experience in the publishing business, and who are interested in exploring book publishing or marketing as a career. The Marketing Intern will gain practical and professional knowledge about the publishing industry and marketing.

  • Researches sales and marketing leads and creates mailing lists for book promotions;
  • Creates promotional emails and processes new subscribers for the Press email marketing program;
  • Writes and proofreads promotional copy, press releases, and social media content;
  • Implements social media campaigns using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram;
  • Writes and formats blog posts using Wordpress;
  • Checks online metadata to ensure correct formatting of book information;
  • Assists with the preparation of direct mail pieces;
  • Assists in packing for book exhibits and creating exhibit virtual booths;
  • Assists in processing book reviews received;
  • Assists in maintaining Press database with excerpts from reviews received;
  • Assists in maintaining Press author events calendar;
  • Handles assorted clerical duties;
  • Participates in weekly marketing meetings to help generate ideas for promoting Press books.
Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma

Computer literacy, including working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel), and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

2 semester (Fall and Spring) commitment

Appropriate college coursework or relevant experience in a professional setting and/or publishing, especially copyediting and proofreading.

Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

The Press office is located in Gainesville. This position is eligible to be either in-person or remote.

The position will be 12 hours per week and will begin 8/23/23.


Health Assessment Required: No


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