Position Description
Press University of New Mexico Press
Category
Marketing and Sales
Title
Publicist

Description

The University of New Mexico Press, the largest book publisher in the state of New Mexico, seeks an organized, innovative, resourceful, and dynamic Publicist to join the sales and marketing team.  The Publicist develops media campaigns for a select list of new books working closely with authors, editorial staff, and media contacts; maintains relations with print and broadcast media; schedules interviews; assembles contact lists for review copies; writes press releases, pitch letters, newsletters, and promotional copy; develops press kits; manages social media initiatives; oversees book award submissions; participates in press meetings on behalf of the department; collaborates with internal production and editorial staff as necessary; maintains database records and files; assists with other miscellaneous duties as needed; and may represent the press at select press events and conferences, possibly during weekend or evening hours. 

Established in 1929, The University of New Mexico Press publishes 50 books a year with over 1200 titles in print.  UNM Press also serves as distributor and sales agent for several presses.  Our offices are located in Albuquerque, NM.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Organization and ability to multi-task and schedule priorities
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Database management skills
  • Critical thinking, data analysis, and research skills
  • Microsoft Office suite—including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Publishing/book industry experience and knowledge

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 Writing Samples

Apply at https://hr.unm.edu/unmjobs req2482 (https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2482)

Questions? Please feel free to contact Katherine White, sales and marketing manager, at kwhite03@unm.edu

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Posted
2017-09-25