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The Upper Room - Discipleship Ministries

Marketing Manager, Books and Devotionals

The Upper Room - Discipleship Ministries


Job Summary

The Marketing Manager, Books, and Devotionals is responsible for the strategy, development, and activation of integrated marketing and added-value promotions for all facets of publishing for The Upper Room Books (Editorial) and Daily Devotional Guides (Editions). Will act as a key liaison between Editorial/Editions and Marketing, helping to shape and develop new book and magazine products, marketing strategies, promotion, and circulation for primary language editions. Works closely with content creators, contributors, authors, publishers, and editors to develop and execute marketing strategies to increase the visibility, reach, and sales of books and daily devotional guides.

This is a remote work-from-home position.

Job Responsibilities

This position creates, communicates, and oversees the implementation of a marketing strategy. Directs creation and implementation of annual marketing and promotion plan for The Upper Room Books and The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide (and additional language editions). Focuses marketing efforts on customer and subscriber acquisitions, retention, and engagement. Collaborates with content creators and editors to develop an effective marketing strategy for books by identifying target audiences, coordinating publicity opportunities, and outlining promotional activities.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalency required. Advanced degree or post-graduate education preferred.

3- 5 years experience in marketing strategy, project management, brand management, technology adoptions, market research and analysis, content creation, and editing experience needed.

Marketing in publishing, books, and/or magazine environments is a plus.

Marketing in a nonprofit, religious, or spiritual environment is also a plus.

Additional Information


  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Agency Related Travel Insurance for Staff
  • Retirement/Pension Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick, Bereavement and Personal Leave
  • Tuition Assistance & Training and Development Opportunities
  • Fitness Center Discounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Free Parking

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at employment@umcdiscipleship.org.

Discipleship Ministries/The Upper Room is an Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V EOE.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2023


  • Date Posted: September 1, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Salary Range: $61,000 - $75,000 depending on experience
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday