Cornell University Press is the first university press to be established in the United States and a leading academic publisher in the humanities, social sciences, and natural history.
Come join the most dynamic and innovative marketing team in the business at Cornell University Press! We need two, yes, two, brilliant and dynamic publicists to help drive our marketing campaigns to their highest potential. If you enjoy talking about books, think that what we're publishing should be in the news even more, and have the creativity to make it happen then we want you on our team.
Under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Sales Director, the Publicist will coordinate publicity campaigns for up to 85 new books a year. This position helps communicate the Cornell University Press' brand, mission, and message through regional and national publicity campaigns. The role includes, but is not limited to coordinating publicity campaigns, working with the media, liaising with authors, and collaborating with the rest of the marketing team on broader marketing campaigns.
The Publicist will work with the marketing team to align publicity efforts with digital marketing, social media, exhibits, awards, advertising, and any other marketing tactics to help ensure that the Press's books get the best-possible media attention.
The Publicist, under the guidance of the Marketing and Sales Director, will maintain best-practices in publicity, maintain and develop media contacts, help authors with their own promotional efforts, and ensure all publicity metadata is updated and accurate in the Press's title management system. The Publicist will work to ensure that the Press, its books, and its authors are accurately, fairly, and prominently represented in media of all types.
Associate's degree, 1+ year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask. Working knowledge of standard office software and applications. Experience working (or studying) with the media or in publicity. Willingness and ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
2+ years experience in publicity and/or academic publishing (with an emphasis on marketing). Working knowledge of FileMaker databases. Marketing, communication, or media studies degree.
Essential Working Conditions
Physical (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull) Typically 20 to 50 lbs.
Cover letter and resumes will be accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/12/2019
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Publications Asst III
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