University of Illinois Press Welcomes Elizabeth Hess to the Journals Department

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Hess as the Journals Marketing Assistant. Her responsibilities will include creating marketing and communication copy, press releases, and social media content for the 43 journals published by the Press. Hess comes to UIP from Research Press, where she served as an editor and publishing assistant. She began work with us on September 8, 2020.

“Elizabeth’s experience in both media and academic publishing makes her the perfect addition to our team”, said Alexa Colella, Journals Marketing Manager. “We are so excited to have her join the Press!”

Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her role at Research Press, she was responsible for editing and formatting manuscripts, while working with production on finalizing design and layout. Once the books were ready for print, Hess strategized with the authors on the best way to market the material. Prior to working in publishing, she worked in radio as a news anchor, reporter, columnist and talk show host. She is excited about her new role at the University of Illinois Press.


About Alexa Colella

Marketing Manager for Journals