Immediate Opening for Publicity Manager


The New Press seeks a Publicity Manager to join our five-person publicity and marketing team. This person will develop the best possible publicity and outreach campaigns for New Press books and authors, lead some of our innovative marketing and social media strategies, be responsible for getting the broadest possible attention for our distinguished and groundbreaking list, and partner with our Development team on special initiatives. The person in this position is a key member of The New Press publicity and marketing team and reports to the department director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Extensive contact with authors (and organizations with which they are affiliated) as well as with major TV, radio, print and online media

  • Respond to media queries and represent The New Press and its mission in external media and bookseller meetings

  • Write press materials, including press releases, pitch and galley letters, quote sheets, etc.

  • Coordinate travel and other arrangements for author tours and create detailed tour schedules for campaigns

  • Perform online research to acquire new publicity and marketing contacts as well as nontraditional or grassroots publicity and marketing opportunities

  • Assist content planning on all social media platforms; lead our Twitter channels

  • Assist the director in creating seasonal marketing and publicity plans and tracking budgets

  • Compile internal publicity and social media reports

  • Lead or co-lead marketing and author meetings and work strategically and collaboratively across departments

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience doing similar work with a proven track record and excellent references

  • Candidates should be exceptionally well organized, detail oriented, able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, have initiative, be collegial and collaborative, and respond well to working under the pressure of deadlines

  • S/he should also have the ability to work both independently as well as with a team and have a love of publishing and an interest in The New Press list and mission. Knowledge of progressive media a plus.

  • Knowledge of Cision, Photoshop and InDesign a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Must have excellent oral and written skills and have excellent references

How to Apply

Please email your resume, a cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@thenewpress.com. Please reference the title (Publicity Manager) in the subject line. A writing sample may be required for candidates invited to interview. Submissions without a thoughtful cover letter will not be considered.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The New Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The New Press is affiliated with the Technical, Office, and Professional (TOP) Union, Local 2110 UAW, AFL-CIO; this position is not covered in the bargaining unit.