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Our client is a highly prestigious academic publisher of non-fiction trade and academic titles across a broad subject area including arts, architecture, economics, philosophy and science. They are looking for a Publicist to join their busy and driven team.

The Publicist will have a global network but will focus largely on the UK market, working closely with authors across the portfolio as well as journalists to gain coverage across reviews, interviews, news articles or cultural stories. This role will report into the Publicity Manager, responsible for implementing publicity campaigns for assigned titles, this includes: writing pitches and press releases; researching media; creating mailing lists for galleys and review copies; organising author tours and events; organising interviews; developing press kits and maintaining a dialogue with journalists about new and upcoming titles of interest.

The successful candidate will have proven experience as a Publicist, including experience working on author tours and events. An existing network of global media contacts is essential as well as a strong track record in publicising high quality non-fiction titles. Superb communication skills are absolutely essential, with strong organisational skills, and the ability to write about complex subjects. An interest in science, the arts and current affairs would be a helpful advantage in applying for this role.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Trade
Brand, Campaigns, Communications, PR, Publicity, Marketing