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The MIT Press welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions:

Associate ManagerAdvertising and Promotions

The Associate Manager, Advertising and Promotions is responsible for developing and implementing cross-channel, customer-focused, and data-informed advertising and marketing strategies for all MIT Press books, journals, platforms, and other products in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications for the MIT Press. These strategies will encompass comprehensive global digital and place advertising campaigns; robust analysis of customer data and web traffic to optimize discovery and identify new opportunities; a creative, growth-oriented email marketing program; and the production of effective promotions materials and marketing collateral.

This job opportunity is available for remote work or hybrid scheduling. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

Advertising (50%)

  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and execute a comprehensive advertising and promotions strategy in support of all MIT Press products (trade books, academic books, textbooks, journals, and MIT Press Direct);
  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to establish the strategy and implementation of a global advertising plan, print and digital, for all books, journals, and other products each season. This includes placing digital and print space ads in magazines and journals; scheduling paid search engine and keyword advertising; placing digital advertising across social media; and writing and guiding design of ads.
  • Develop seasonal ad plans and execute across digital platforms, including Facebook Ads, Amazon Ads, Google Ads, Twitter Ads, and LinkedIn Ads.
  • Regularly analyze campaign metrics to create more refined, targeted digital marketing strategies.
  • Perform seasonal analysis to track ROI on paid and organic marketing initiatives across departments, and use data to inform future marketing initiatives and product lines;

Email Marketing (25%)

  • Plan, schedule, and implement all external books email and other digital campaigns to our newsletter subscribers (via Hubspot), in coordination with the Head of Web Editorial and Content Strategy; develop a relationship with our subscribers, develop custom email lists for all disciplines and groups, and create goals to grow the email subscriber list including regular ROI (return on investment) tracking by campaign.
  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to implement growth strategies to expand the MIT Press email newsletter subscriber base.
  • Maintain marketing contacts in a customer relationship database, connecting campaigns and interactions in order to better refine MIT Press marketing communications.

Website Marketing (10%)

  • Analyze user and audience data to advise on SEO and keywords for website and advertising;
  • Update website based on user experience, new book announcements, and seasonal changes.

Administrative Duties (15%)

  • Disseminate knowledge and research about advertising and promotions best practices across the marketing department.
  • Train the digital marketing and analytics team, as well as other departments, on relevant tools and strategies for successful campaign execution.
  • Provide individual guidance on digital marketing strategy for authors and journal editors when needed, developing standard guides for widespread distribution.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

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Associate ManagerSocial Media

The Associate Manager, Social Media is responsible for developing and implementing creative and effective social media strategies to support audience growth and sales of all MIT Press products (trade books, academic books, textbooks, journals, MIT Press Direct, and other institutional products). These strategies encompass paid and organic social media campaigns, content marketing, influencer and network outreach, and book promotions in coordination with authors, editors, and other partners. Will also direct the production of cohesive, on-brand content and digital media across social media, merchandise, video, podcast, animations, and graphics. 

This job opportunity is available for remote work or hybrid scheduling.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

Develop and execute a comprehensive social media strategy in support of all MIT Press products (trade books, academic books, textbooks, journals, and MIT Press Direct) that includes paid and organic campaigns, author platform building, and content marketing. 

Implement growth strategies to expand the MIT Press brand presence across social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram; develop and execute organic marketing campaigns for digital-first publications.

Act as audience engagement manager on social media channels, interacting directly with social media audience, fielding inquiries, monitoring trends, and leveraging influencer and network outreach. Create on-brand, engaging, and accurate visual and written content across all channels; direct marketing design across all mediums, including photography, book graphics, info graphics, video, interviews, podcast, animations for social media use.

Develop and regularly analyze social media and campaign benchmark metrics to create more refined, targeted social media and content strategies. Perform seasonal analysis to track ROI (return on investment) on campaigns, and inform future social media initiatives and product lines; present seasonal reports on the success of both paid and organic social media initiatives; present seasonal plans across departments at the MIT Press.

Disseminate knowledge and research about social media best practices across the MIT Press; provide individual guidance on social media strategy for authors and journal editors when needed; develop standard guides and training for widespread distribution.

In collaboration with marketing and communications colleagues, manage the implementation of social media strategy through Hubspot for books and journals.

Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications. 

Supervision Exercised: This position collaborates with external vendors on a project basis. May lead a team of 2-3 staff members including a seasonal intern.

Coordinates these efforts closely with: Advertising and Promotions Coordinator and wider marketing team; Publicity Manager and publicity team; and Head of Web Editorial and Content Strategy.

Qualifications and Skills:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a related field required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of digital communications experience required.

SKILLS:

  • Deep knowledge of social media and best practices for content.
  • Experience with photography, videography, and graphic design.
  • Experience implementing social media campaigns and demonstrated proficiency with current and emerging social media and digital platforms.
  • Experience with social advertising platforms and owned social management tools, such as Hootsuite.
  • Excellent writing, editing, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Creative, strategic, and analytic thinking skills.
  • Experience analyzing digital metrics (experience with Google Analytics would be a plus).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage an annual budget.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, Adobe Creative Cloud.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience implementing social media campaigns, preferably at a trade publisher or university press.
  • Experience using Mailchimp, Hubspot, or other similar Marketing Automation Tools.
  • Experience using Content Management Systems such as Airtable, Wordpress, or Drupal.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and familiarity with Drupal and Medium.
  • Experience managing a team of two or more.

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Computer Support Assistant

Position Overview: To provide routine computer and software applications support such as: network, operating system, and software application problems; software installation; data restoration; installation or upgrades to operating systems, etc. to MIT Press personnel on all platforms. 1-year contract role with possibility for extension. Principal Duties and

Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • First responder to all Help Desk tickets via ServiceNow. Responds in a timely manner, providing explanations and instructions.
  • Follows up on outstanding requests and ensures timely resolution.
  • Installs and updates basic hardware/software and network systems.
  • Creates accounts and configures software/hardware as part of on-boarding process.
  • Provides first-tier support for audiovisual equipment in conference/meeting rooms.
  • Administers local and network printers, copiers, faxes, and scanners; replaces toner, clears printer jams, calls for repairs, and follows up on any connectivity problems
  • Trains staff on basic software and equipment.
  • Creates and/or updates documentation and/or guidelines for various systems and department procedures.
  • Strives to communicate technical concepts in common terms to ensure understanding from all audiences.
  • Performs standard testing of network facilities and desktop equipment.
  • Administers department voice accounts and updates department telephone trees.
  • Maintains all department MIT Mailman and Moira lists. Adds and removes users from access lists and periodically conducts audit on lists to maintain security.
  • Install and configure backup software for all desktop machines. Monitors backup systems for all department computers.
  • On rare occasion, may work nights and weekends if any installation or process needs to be done off-hours.
  • Work may require moving objects weighing 10 to 20 lbs. Work may require moving from site to site (office and bookstore).
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received: Supervision received by Senior Manager, Data Services with guidance/mentorship from IT Consultant.

Supervision Exercised: None Qualifications & Skills:

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years computer user support experience required.

SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of common software applications and processes preferred.
  • Ability to communicate technical information and issues effectively to others.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Experience supporting a mixed-platform environment (Mac and PC) a plus.

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** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.

The MIT Press welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

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