Marketing & Publicity Manager

Minnesota Historical Society

Discover the stories we share.

The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota's past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow. Because history matters!

We're part of Minnesota's rich history. Since 1849, we've grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious historical societies in the country. We play an important role in our state's historic preservation, education and tourism; and provide the public with award-winning programs, exhibitions and events.

We owe it to future generations to be good stewards of the past.

Position Details

Marketing & Publicity Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN


This position exists to oversee and set the strategic direction of the MNHS Press’s marketing, sales, and publicity activity. The Marketing and Publicity Manager leads the MNHS Press Sales and Marketing team by setting goals, developing marketing and sales initiatives, overseeing publicity and promotional activities, and supervising the sales and marketing staff in order to drive the publicity and sales of MNHS Press books and products.


1) Develop and execute marketing strategies for MNHS Press; 2) Generate publicity for MNHS Press titles; 3) Plan and host book launches and author events; 4) Serve as the main point of contact leading up to and following each book’s release; 5) Assist with and advise on publishing decisions; 6) Manage the sales and marketing budget; 7) Oversee staff on other key marketing activities; and 8) Supervise sales and marketing staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Seven years of book publishing experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of all areas of book marketing. 
  • Familiarity with media at the local and national levels. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and Google Suite. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise personnel, including: scheduling, hiring, strengthening positive workplace culture, and performance management to ensure success towards organizational goals. 
  • Strong organization and documentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve. 
  • Demonstrated positive customer service skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.


  • Knowledge of current publishing industry practices and trends. 
  • Experience in a supervisory role. Experience with event planning and promotion. 
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative and forward-thinking marketing and promotional activities, especially in a digital landscape. 
  • Knowledge of social media tools and strategies. 
  • Facility with data and databases.

SALARY: $5,048.00 monthly minimum, commensurate with experience

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.

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