Position Description
Press MIT Press
Category
Marketing and Sales
Title
Publicist

Description

The MIT Press seeks a PUBLICIST to work closely with our authors and the media. The successful candidate will be assigned a portion of the trade titles published by the Press each year in a wide range of subjects including architecture, art, computing, design, economics, environmental studies, new media, and science to name a few.

 

The Publicist will sustain an informed dialogue with print, broadcast, and online media about new and upcoming titles; implement publicity campaigns; develop press kits; write pitch letters and press releases for key titles; research media targets; develop contacts for advance reader's copies and review copies; schedule media interviews; organize author tours, signings, and other events; track and report confirmed media placement and events; work closely with the social media team to ensure exposure of MIT Press media and event news; and write and share content for the MIT Press blog.

 

Job Requirements: A bachelor's degree; significant publicity experience, including work on author tours and events; strong organizational and communication skills; and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work as part of a team, and write clearly about complex subjects. Must have media contacts and a proven track record publicizing trade nonfiction. Strong candidates will share an interest in science, the arts, and current affairs and be avid consumers of news and cultural stories. Specific experience in science trade publishing and of UK and EU markets a plus.

The role will involve some travel related to media pitching, trade shows, and conferences, as well as out-of-hours work. 

 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 

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Posted
2018-07-16