Job opening detail :
posted: June 6, 2019
Offered by:
The New Press
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Immediate Job Opening:

The New Press seeks a Publicist to join our marketing team; this is a regular full-time position. This person will develop the best possible publicity and outreach campaigns for New Press books and authors, lead some of our innovative social media strategies, and partner with our development team on special initiatives. The person in this position is a key member of The New Press publicity and marketing team reporting to the department director, responsible for getting the broadest possible attention for our distinguished and groundbreaking list.


*Extensive contact with authors (and organizations with which they are affiliated) as well as with major TV, radio, online and print and book review media is required
*Respond to media queries and represent the New Press and its mission in external media and bookseller meetings
*Writing press materials, including press releases, pitch and galley letters, quote sheets, etc.
*Coordinating travel and other arrangements for author tours and creating detailed tour schedules for campaigns
*Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and assisting with all social media platforms, leading our Instagram
*Monitoring book awards and completing monthly submissions
*Compiling reports to the Board
*Managing Publicity and Marketing intern
*The ideal candidate will have qualifications and experience as follows:

*Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience doing similar work with a proven track record and excellent references
*Candidates should be exceptionally well organized, detail oriented, able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, have initiative, and respond well to working under the pressure of deadlines
*S/he should also have the ability to work both independently as well as with a team and have a love of publishing and an interest in *The New Press list and mission. Knowledge of progressive media a plus
*Knowledge of Cision, Photoshop, and InDesign a plus
*Bachelor’s degree required
*Must have excellent oral and written skills and have excellent references

The New Press offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits and working conditions. Full-time employees have immediate access to comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401(k), one paid week off in December separate from other paid leave, just to name a few.
About Our  
Established in 1990 as a major alternative to the large, commercial publishers, The New Press is a not-for-profit publishing house operated editorially in the public interest. It is committed to publishing in innovative ways works of educational, cultural, and community value that, despite their intellectual merits, may be deemed insufficiently profitable by commercial publishers. Like the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio, as they were originally conceived, The New Press aims to provide ideas and viewpoints under-represented in the mass media.
120 Wall St
31st Fl
Please email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and salary requirement to; we ask that you reference the title, Publicist, in the subject line. A writing sample will be required for candidates invited to interview. Submissions without thoughtful cover letters will not be considered.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The New Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The New Press is affiliated with the Technical, Office, and Professional (TOP) Union, Local 2110 UAW, AFL-CIO; this position is covered in the bargaining unit.
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