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Career Opportunity

Position: Publicist
Posted: September 6, 2017
Location: Yonge and Bloor area, Toronto
Appointment Type: Full time, salaried
Summary and Key Responsibilities:

You are a highly motivated, creative, and experienced publicist who will create and drive publicity campaigns for titles across our general non-fiction and business lists.

Key Responsibilities:
• Actively working to enhance the profile of the press and its authors
• Developing and implementing publicity campaigns for scholarly non-fiction and business books
• Representing UTP to select media including initiating, developing, and maintaining strong business relationships with editors, producers, event hosts, and critics in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere as necessary
• Scheduling seasonal in-person calls to major reviewers and producers
• Creating press releases, pitch letters, and promotional materials and conducting targeted galley and review copy mailings
• Promoting backlist titles for media opportunities as current events dictate
• Developing and maintaining relationships with booksellers across North America, as well as off-site and lecture events venues
• Communicating publicity results with authors and press staff
• Contributing to our social media presence (facebook, twitter, blog)
• Compiling all media hits by title and communicating to authors and staff

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

• University graduate
• 3-5 years of publicity experience, preferably in book publishing
• Experience working with news media in the US and Canada

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

• Proven track record in placing media coverage of serious non-fiction and business books
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and planning skills
• Highly motivated; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Comfort with cold-calling
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Word
• Familiarity with Meltwater, NetGalley, and Edelweiss
• Social media experience
• A good fit with our core values of respect, innovation and accountability

Interested in Applying?:

Please send your resume with a covering letter by September 25, 2017, to: hr@utpress.utoronto.ca Please indicate, Publicist in the subject line and your salary expectations in the covering letter.

We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Press, only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.