Publicity Manager, Books Division, Johns Hopkins University Press

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Apr 09, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Publicity Manager, Books Division, Johns Hopkins University Press

Johns Hopkins University

Location: Baltimore, MD


The Johns Hopkins University Press seeks an experienced, well-connected manager and publishing industry professional for the position of Publicity Manager in the Books Division. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Sales, the publicity manager develops and implements publicity and media strategy for 150 new trade, scholarly, and professional books annually. The publicity manager is expected to leverage his/her own efforts—along with those of two staff publicists, student interns, and occasional freelancers—to achieve maximum exposure for JHUP books through all available and appropriate channels. The manager must sustain productive relationships with members of the media, current and prospective JHUP authors, acquisitions editors, and senior managers to enhance JHUP’s reputation as an innovative leader in the world of publishing.


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Bachelor's Degree required


Related Work Experience:

At least 3 years of experience managing book publicity for trade or scholarly publishers, with a strong track record of getting results. At least 1 year of direct management experience.


Special Skills and Knowledge:

• Must have active media contacts and fluency with social media, as well as traditional and nontraditional print and digital channels.

• The position requires stellar communication skills, diplomacy, experience with media training, and a nimble approach to a rapidly changing environment.

• Successful candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and databases (Filemaker Pro experience a plus).


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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