Columbia University Press

Assistant Publicist

61 W. 62nd St. , New York, NY, United States, 10023

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 03/03/2017

Responsible for implementing Publicity Department activities and supporting the wider efforts of the Marketing and Sales Departments to gain the widest possible exposure for Columbia University Press and our distribution client titles through publicity campaigns for selected titles each season. Some light administrative duties are expected.  

*Develops and implements comprehensive publicity campaigns for assigned titles published each season. 
*Handles all aspects of the publicity for distribution client press titles. 
*Corresponds with assigned authors. Books and confirms media interviews as needed. Seeks out and coordinates venues for readings, signings, lectures and book parties. 
*Attends occasional meetings with authors, outside consultants, editors, marketing staff and production personnel as needed to coordinate publicity efforts. 
*Writes promotional copy and orders galleys for appropriate assigned titles 
*Writes press releases for assigned Columbia University Press and client press titles.
*Compiles title-appropriate review mailing lists and prepares them for submission to the warehouse for mailing. 
*Responsible for supervising the department intern. 
*When an intern is not available handles day-to-day functions of the department such as answering phones, fielding media requests, answering queries, receiving mail, coding invoices, database maintenance, compiling monthly reports, corresponding with warehouse, and filing review clips. 
*Attends regular marketing department meetings and the seasonal sales conference  


*Excellent command of the English language both orally and in writing. 
*Excellent phone and email communication skills with high level of interpersonal skill 
*Ability to work professionally and cooperatively with authors, vendors and associates. 
*Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail. 
*Database experience. 
*Ability to work as part of a team environment. 
*Ability to work in multitask environment that requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. 
*Bachelor's degree

*One year prior experience in publicity 

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About Columbia University Press:

Columbia University Press seeks to enhance Columbia University’s educational and research mission by publishing outstanding original works by scholars and other intellectuals that contribute to an understanding of global human concerns. The Press also reflects the importance of its location in New York City in its publishing programs. Through book, reference, electronic publishing, and distribution services, the Press broadens the university’s international reputation.

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