We are looking for a talented Publicist to handle all aspects of publicity for Oxford University Press’s titles. Will coordinate author tours and national/regional/local publicity, work directly with authors and media regarding publicity, and be responsible for creating and executing publicity campaigns, meeting with authors, editors, and the media.
• Manage book campaigns from beginning to end, including booking events, radio, podcast and television interviews, pitching for reviews both in print and online.
• Communicate with authors, editorial and marketing staff about publicity achieved and reporting on individual titles at marketing meetings.
• Identify the best and most appropriate audience for assigned titles and compiling media lists accordingly, pitching books and authors to all appropriate venues.
• Pitch seasonal list to key media (ie. media visits/lunches).
• Maintain and foster media contacts through research and in person meetings.
• Research and write press releases, pitch letters, and other publicity materials.
• Work with the Director/Manager to plan and map publicity campaigns.
• Work with Director/Manager to manage individual tour budgets.
• College graduate with 3 – 4 years book publicity experience.
• Candidate must be creative and have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to mining publicity opportunities.
• A familiarity with key print and electronic book contacts is required.
• Must be at ease with pitching to media, dealing with authors, and juggling multiple projects and authors at once.
• Excellent writing skills required.
About Oxford University Press:
With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. Our Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.
At OUP, we believe in the power of the written word and the scholarship that stands behind it. Everything we publish relates directly to our mission: to support Oxford University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. As a press, we take pride in this mission, which allows us to enable, support, and facilitate research and scholarship around the globe.
The publicity department at OUP consists of a global team of 17 publicists working on a wide array of subjects within Oxford’s trade publishing program and also high profile breaking news stories out of our journals division. We run campaigns for books ranging from economics, politics, and current affairs to gender studies, literature, and music to science, environment, religion, philosophy and everything in between
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