Marketing and Outreach Manager, The Georgia Review

August 11, 2023
Athens, GA

Posting Number S10727P

Working Title Marketing and Outreach Manager

Department Libraries-The Georgia Review

About the University of Georgia Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department The Georgia Review is the literary-cultural journal published out of the University of Georgia since 1947. While it began with a regional commitment, its scope has grown to include readers and writers throughout the U.S. and the world, who are brought together through the print journal as well as live programming. Convinced that communities thrive when built on dialogue that honors the difference between any two interlocutors, we publish imaginative work that challenges us to reconsider any line, distinction, or thought in danger of becoming too rigid or neat, so that our readers can continue the conversations in their own lives.

The UGA Libraries is located on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository, Special Collections Libraries, and the Carnegie Library. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type External

Retirement Plan TRS or ORP

Employment Type Employee

Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some evening or weekend work occasionally required.

Advertised Salary Minimum $50,000

Posting Date 07/18/2023

Open until filled Yes

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date 11/01/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants Although this position is open until filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by August 31 in order to receive full consideration.
The start date for this position is negotiable; being available to begin by November 1 is not required as later start dates are acceptable.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Information

Classification Title Marketing/Public Relations Professional

FLSA Exempt

FTE 1.00

Minimum Qualifications Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary The Marketing and Outreach Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and day-to-day operations of marketing, publicity, external communications, and outreach for The Georgia Review.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, developing and directing an annual marketing plan for The Georgia Review, serving as the initial point of contact for media representatives and the larger public, directing public events like festival participation and readings, managing circulation, supervising student workers, and participating in fundraising and grant-writing efforts. The position will also connect to assessment efforts to understand not only the needs of our various stakeholders, but also communication and/or marketing approaches to connect with the university community, external constituencies, and potential customers. The overall aim will be to enhance community engagement, grow our subscriber base, and bolster lines of revenue. Successful completion of the position’s duties and responsibilities involves close collaboration with many other departments on campus as well as with numerous organizations in the literary and bookselling world.

This position’s breadth of activities and outreach beyond the Libraries and University include a high degree of independent action, exceptional communication, and thoughtful judgment. This position reports to the editor of The Georgia Review.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in marketing.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to conceptualize projects, to strategize and problem-solve, and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to perform routine tasks with accuracy and attention to details.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media management, databases, and email marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, subscribers, customers, and donors.

Physical Demands

  • Typical for office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No

Is this a Position of Trust? Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes

Credit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



  • Develops and directs an annual marketing plan for The Georgia Review by identifying target audiences, determining key objectives, and by conducting marketing research and analysis.

Percentage of time 30


  • Strategically executes key marketing initiatives across a variety of mediums, including traditional print formats, website, and social media platforms.
  • This work includes but is not limited to designing and developing high quality content, generating and disseminating promotional materials, submitting work to prizes, and writing press releases.

Percentage of time 20


  • Participates in fundraising efforts and applications for grants.
  • Keeps up-to-date about funding opportunities.
  • Notifies the office when to start grant applications.
  • Serves as key member in the grant writing team.
  • Liaises and works with the Library’s development office to pursue fundraising opportunities.

Percentage of time 15


  • Coordinates programming efforts by
    • Planning and organizing book festival and other sales opportunities.
    • Organizing and directing the logistics for readings and other events.

Percentage of time 10


  • Manages the circulation of The Georgia Review by maintaining accurate records which track the sales and distribution of new orders, renewals, and expirations.
  • Fulfills and processes subscriptions and single copy orders, ensuring the timely mailing of renewal notices and order acknowledgments.
  • Contributes to the financial management of The Georgia Review by tracking and processing all payments in accordance with University regulations, managing sales and inventory at in-person events as well as through the ecommerce store.
  • Conducts annual subscriber and inventory audits.

Percentage of time 10


  • Hires, trains, and supervises student employees.
  • Develops engaging, experiential opportunities for these students and others who are in this student employment position.

Percentage of time 10


  • Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as needed.

Percentage of time 5

Contact Information
Recruitment Contact

Contact Details For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name Sara Rountree Wright

Recruitment Contact Email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

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