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Friday, March 13, 2015

Two jobs, Publicist and Editor, Feminist Press, NYC, USA

The publicist will:
• Contribute to the development of strategic media plans (traditional, new, and social) from concept to execution for 12-15 books a year.
• Pitch creatively, liaise daily with authors and the media, and develop relationships with valuable outlets—particularly literary and activist outlets.
• Track media placements and perform constant follow up; prepare media recaps and reports for both internal use and for author review; submit books for awards; keep authors, in-house staff, and distributors updated on publicity activities; schedule author events and publicize events to local media.
• Collaborate with marketing team to create partnerships and campaigns and develop digital strategy.
• Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of social justice movements and cultural conversations.
• Exhibit excellent written and verbal skills, confident and engaging style in communicating with media and authors, and a proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks.
A bachelor’s degree and at least four years of paid work experience in public relations and/or media as well as strong existing relationships in the industry. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full dental and medical benefits.
Please send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (ideally a pitch) to Please include “publicist position” in the subject line. LGBTQ people and people of color are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015, and we are looking to fill this position immediately.
The editor is responsible for acquiring and editing books for preparing generating copy for book covers and catalogs. The editor will maintain ongoing communication with authors, work closely with the designer on text changes, and oversee the launch and life of the book.
Additionally, the editor:
• Negotiates deals and contracts with agents, authors, and translators and keeps active, meticulous author files.
• Strategizes about subrights to yield value from a book project
• Acquires approximately six books annually and supervises the editing and production of those books.
• Helps to track design and editorial expenses and maintain annual budget.
• Attends relevant conferences and maintains active and productive relationship with distributor and trade organizations.
• Works closely with publicity and marketing to identify potential markets, including possible course adoption, audiences, and events.
• Presents forthcoming titles at sales meetings and is in close contact with distributor.
• Creates metadata and automated information (AI), including sales kits and marketing materials for booksellers.
• An awareness of current and historical feminist literature, women’s and gender studies coursework, social and racial justice movements
• Excellent writing and copyediting skills
• Strong connections with writers, media, and agents
• Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience
Please send resume and cover letter to Please write “editor position” in the subject line. LGBTQ people and people of color are encouraged to apply. We are accepting applications until April 1, 2015, and are expecting to fill the position immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full dental and medical benefits.

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