Job opening detail :
Publicity Manager
posted: May 13, 2019
Offered by:
Cornell University Press
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Ithaca, NY
Come join the most dynamic and innovative marketing team in the business! Lead our publicity and media outreach efforts and help us ensure that reliable knowledge reaches everyone.

Under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Sales Director, the Publicity Manager will oversee the creation and execution of publicity campaigns for up to 150 new books a year plus a backlist of 6,000 titles. This position helps to develop and communicate the Press’s brand, mission, and message through various regional, national, and international publicity campaigns. The role includes, but is not limited to, creating publicity campaigns, developing and maintaining media relationships, liaising with authors, writing publicity content, and monitoring the publicity budget.

The Publicity Manager will liaise the other members of the marketing team to coordinate publicity campaigns with digital marketing, special sales, exhibits, awards, advertising, social media, and any other marketing efforts to ensure that the Press’s books are highly visible and successful in both outreach and sales.

The Publicity Manager will be responsible for, under the guidance of the Marketing and Sales Director, understanding publicity best-practices, developing new outreach efforts, maintaining and developing new media contacts, working with authors to best promote them and their expertise through the media, and ensuring all data is updated and accurate in the Press’s system-wide database. The position oversees all the outward-facing publicity and media content of the Press, and serves to ensure that the Press, its books, and its authors are accurate, fairly, and prominently represented in scholarly, regional, national, and international media of all kinds.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, 2-3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, acts as primary liaison between the Press and media. Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask are vital. Position requires developing and executing publicity campaign for several books at once. Working knowledge of standard office software and applications. Experience working with the media or in publicity. ​

No relocation assistance is available for this position.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

4+ years experience in publicity and/or academic publishing preferred. Previous supervisory experience. Working knowledge of FileMaker databases. ​

Working Conditions

Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs

Visual: Close concentration

Application Materials and Deadline:

Please submit one file containing your cover letter and resume for consideration. Materials must be submitted via the Cornell Online application system and will be accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 05/24/2019.

University Job Title:

Communication Spec II

Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:

Jose Delgado
Number of Openings:

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