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Publicity Manager

Oxford University Press
New York, NY 10002
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Oxford University Press


Posted: May 27, 2021
New York City, NY, USA

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. Like the University of Oxford of which we are a part, we are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. It is why all 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

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About the role

Publicity Manager to handle all aspects of publicity for assigned Oxford University Presss trade titles. Supervisory responsibilities with direct reports at publicist, associate publicist, and assistant publicist level staff. Publicity Manager will be in direct contact with authors and media regarding publicity and tours, and be responsible for creating and executing publicity campaigns. In addition, the Publicity Manager will assist the director in department administration such as events management, budgets, database training, managing and mentoring junior staff, media visits, communications and strategy.
  • Manage all aspects of publicity campaigns for assigned books, including media outreach for reviews coverage, book excerpt and OpEd placements, author interviews, events and author lectures.
  • Identify the best and most appropriate audience for assigned titles and compile media lists accordingly.
  • Pitch seasonal list to key media (ie. media visits/lunches) and build relationships with the media more broadly.
  • Act as author liaison, establishing professional, effective working relationships with authors.
  • Keep appropriate stakeholders apprised of publicity developments, including teams in marketing, sales, and editorial.
  • Strategize with marketing on lead campaigns and advise junior staff on how to work effectively with marketing staff.
  • Review book proposals and advise Director on books publicity potential and sit in on editorial board meetings as needed.
  • Fill in for Director as needed at marketing meeting, author meetings, etc.
  • Supervise direct reports

About you

College graduate with minimum 5 years book publicity or related experience. Candidate must be creative and have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to mining publicity opportunities. Strong media connections. Previous supervisory experience desired. Must be at ease with pitching to media, dealing with authors, and juggling several projects at once. Excellent writing skills required.

The position can be located in: Cary, NC / New York, NY

GJC Level: M6 (for internal purposes only)

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28
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