SENIOR MARKETING AND PUBLICITY MANAGER, MIT Press, to manage the work of the publicity department of the MIT Press as well as other aspects related to efforts of the marketing team. Will develop the publicity strategy alongside the UK/EU publicity manager, set strategic goals, and implement publicity campaigns directly for a portion of the 200+ trade and professional titles published by the Press each year. Responsibilities will include working closely with the authors of assigned books and with journalists who cover them in reviews, interviews, news articles, or other off-the-book page coverage; contributing to the social media of the Press and directing the work of the publicity team; working with the executive publicist to pitch the list to the national media; coordinating efforts with the U.S. exhibits manager on author events; developing and executing direct-to-consumer marketing and publicity programs via social media platforms; and working closely with the authors of assigned books on developing publicity campaigns and overseeing the campaigns the publicists in the department create.
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree and at least five years' publicity management experience, including experience working on author tours and events. Must have media contacts and a proven record of accomplishment publicizing serious nonfiction that demonstrates strong organizational skills and ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and write clearly about complex subjects. Strong candidates will be avid consumers of news and cultural stories and adept in social media. Job #15391-P
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