With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. OUP is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellent in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
The Academic Division publishes books, journals, digital resources, and dictionaries for the global research, professional, and higher education markets. We have branches in the UK, US, Canada, and India, as well as people based across the world.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Coordinate national/regional/local publicity for assigned titles, work directly with authors and media regarding publicity, and be responsible for creating and executing publicity campaigns. The Associate Publicist also supports the department in basic day to day functions such as managing events and regular admin tasks with other junior team members, and supporting the more senior publicists in busy seasons.
- Manage book campaigns from beginning to end, including booking one-off events, radio, podcast, and television interviews, pitching for reviews and interviews both in print and online.
- Communicate with authors, editorial and marketing staff about publicity achieved and reporting on individual titles at marketing meetings.
- Identify the best and most appropriate audience for assigned titles and compiling media lists accordingly, pitching books and authors to all appropriate venues.
- Pitch seasonal list to key media (ie. media visits/lunches) with a senior team member.
- Maintain and foster media contacts through research and in person meetings.
- Research and write press releases, pitch letters, and other publicity materials.
- Work with the Publicity Manager to plan publicity campaigns.
You will be educated to degree level, and have a minimum 1-2 years book publicity or related experience. You must be creative, possess excellent writing skills, and have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to mining publicity opportunities. You will be familiar with key print and electronic book contacts, and must be at ease with pitching to media, dealing with authors, and juggling several projects at once.
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Department: GAB Trade Publicity
Closing Date:6 September 2018
Salary: Salary in the region of £22,000
Location: OUP UK – Oxford
Full Time / Part Time:Full Time