Position Description
Press Yale University Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Publicist Yale Press


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: 

Manages all stages and aspects of publicity strategies or campaigns for 100 plus select titles per year. Creates innovative, effective, accurate press materials and up-to-date media lists, with goal of securing national, regional, and local media placements across all platforms – print, broadcast, and online-only.  Manages galley or advance mailings as well as review-copy mailings to media contacts.  Manages author and publishing-partner relations for select campaigns, acting as liaison between relevant institutions, booksellers, event venues, and/or YUP departments.  Creates compelling story ideas, excerpt selections, features narratives, and interviews content, with goal of obtaining feature coverage, interviews, profiles, and other media coverage for YUP authors and books.  Responds to media requests and manages relationships with media sources. Pursues coverage creatively and aggressively, with effective follow-up and follow-through.  Manages title campaign updates, including distribution of reviews and quotes.  Supplies digital visual content to media as appropriate, including author photos, jacket images, and interior illustrations, within copyright guidelines.  Works to amplify effectiveness of media placements through social media channels. 1 Initiates and maintains strong working relationships with new media outlets and contacts, both in traditional print and broadcast media as well as online-only platforms.  Coordinates with authors and YUP Sales Department to enhance sales opportunities at lecture venues or book talks.  Manages title campaign updates, including review/quote distribution. Maintains accurate title budgets, including timely processing/coding of invoices. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field and three years of book publicity or public relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent writing and proofreading skills, and attention to detail.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail under pressure. A well-developed ability to manage a large number of campaigns simultaneously and to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong familiarity with social media, especially in the context of public relations and/or publishing.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Master's Degree or Postgraduate Cert. Experience working in a museum setting and with LexisNexis, Adobe Acrobat, or Creative Suite; with a range of Internet search engines and portals as research tools; use of Cision or Publicity Assistant. Understanding of copyright relating to media usage of YUP books. Established contacts in publishing and/or art media worlds.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-60900BR.   Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.



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