Marketing Manager McGill University - Human Resources Canada

Marketing Manager 

Post Date:
Friday, April 6, 2018

McGill University - Human Resources


Position Title:

Marketing Mgr & Assoc Dir (COM3D)

Position Summary:

McGill-Queen’s University Press, founded in 1960, is today one of North America’s leading and most respected scholarly presses, publishing between 120-150 titles per year and on track within two years to originate a minimum of 160 titles, including monographs, trade, and course adoption titles. MQUP supports our parent universities’ (McGill and Queen’s) research and dissemination missions by publishing Canadian and international authors for a global community of scholars, students, and educated readers. Our sales are currently split equally between Canada and international markets and our vision plan calls for an increase in sales internationally. Our head office is located in Montreal, but we also have offices in Kingston, Ontario, and the United Kingdom.


MQUP is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and we require an energetic, achievement-oriented Marketing Manager to replace our retiring Marketing Manager and Associate Press Director. This individual will bring to the press new ideas and collaborate with an exceptional team of publishing professionals. As part of the senior management team, s/he will actively participate in decisions related to the direction and focus of our publishing program. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Press and oversees a department of six full-time individuals, plus part-time help. Depending on the candidate, the responsibilities of Associate Director may be added to the position. The position would be based in Montreal, one of North America’s most livable, affordable, and culturally rich cities.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement both short- and long-term strategic sales and marketing plans to achieve, or exceed revenue goals.
  • Oversee domestic and international book sales (print and digital), with particular growth in the US and European markets, and all aspects of marketing (i.e. publicity, online and social media marketing, advertising, promotion, print and digital marketing materials, and exhibits) for approximately 120-150 new originated books each year and a backlist of 4,000 active titles.
  • Oversee e-commerce website including any updates or redesigns.
  • Responsible for the marketing budget and work in concert with the Executive Director, Business and Finance Manager, Editor-in-Chief, Production Manager, and others to establish sales and profitability goals and capitalization requirements.
  • Oversee bibliographic metadata generation and transmission.
  • Work with editorial department, Executive Director, and Finance and Business Manager to establish sales projections, format, and pricing for new books, reprints, and new editions.

Minimum Education & Experience:
Undergraduate degree


Five (5) years' related experience


Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:

University degree - a post-graduate degree, while not necessary, would be desirable. 5 - 8 years’ experience in marketing and/or sales management at a scholarly, professional, or trade publisher. Demonstrated success in developing effective marketing and sales programs for North America, UK/Europe, and internationally. Excellent communicator in both written and spoken English.Proven ability to establish positive relationships with authors, press colleagues, customers, sales reps, and publishing partners in and outside the academy.Experience in motivating and leading teams in a collaborative environment. Ability to think strategically about the rapidly evolving role of scholarly, trade and educational publishing. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Spoken French desirable, but not a prerequisite.

Reference Number:

Reporting To:
Director, McGill-Queens University Press

Salary Range:
(Grade 07) $65,700 - $87,600 (midpoint) - $113,900

McGill-Queens University Press

Position Type:

Hours Per Week:

How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:



McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

688 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 1520

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1



The deadline to apply for this position is April 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM.


*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*


We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Staffing will only contact applicants selected for an interview.


Internal McGill applicants, covered by the McGill non-unionized, non-academic personnel policies and procedures, must apply to this posting within ten (10) working days of the date of publication.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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