Job Description: PUBLICIST, MIT Press, to work closely with the authors of assigned books as well as with journalists who may be interested in covering them in reviews, interviews, news articles, or cultural stories. A significant portion of the 200+ trade and professional titles published by the Press each year in a wide range of subjects including architecture, art, computing, economics, environmental studies, new media, philosophy, and science. Will sustain an informed dialogue with print, broadcast, and online media about new and upcoming titles; implement publicity campaigns; develop press kits; write pitch letters and press releases for key titles; research media targets; develop contacts for advance reader's copies and review copies; schedule media interviews; organize author tours, signings, and other events; track and report confirmed media placement and events; work closely with social media team to ensure exposure of MIT Press media and event news; and write and share content for the MIT Press blog.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree; three years' publicity experience, including work on author tours and events; strong organizational and communication skills; and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work as part of a team, and write clearly about complex subjects. Must have media contacts and a proven track record publicizing nonfiction categories. Strong candidates will share an interest in science, the arts, and current affairs and be avid consumers of news and cultural stories. Job #15533-N
There will be some travel related to media pitching, trade shows, and conferences.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature