Harvard University Publications Management III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

44998BRAuto req ID:44998BRJob Code:CM0358 Publications Management III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Publicity ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 7 years publishing experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Extensive background in book publicity, with demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic media

  • Established contacts in the media.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with broadcast, wide circulation, scholarly media, and scholarly disciplines.

  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

  • A contagious passion for books, ideas and media.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others on deadline and under pressure.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Word processing skills essential.

  • Travel required.

Department:Harvard University PressPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full Time 35 hours per weekJob Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:Reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing, oversees the publicity department and manages the day to day activities of the department and staff. In conjunction with the Director, the Publicity Manager ensures that all Harvard titles are effectively brought to the attention of the appropriate media, thereby maximizing publicity coverage, visibility of the Press, and sales.

Essential Duties:

Develops, coordinates and oversees the publicity program for HUP titles. Reviews and approves all publicity materials produced by the department. Presents books in person to major book review editors, feature editors and writers, radio and TV produces, as appropriate.

Creates and executes innovative publicity plans for approximately 20% of the HUP titles per season. Develops effective publicity strategies for assigned titles: identifies most appropriate audience for assigned titles; researches, organizes, and develops media lists and contacts for assigned titles; develops author event and interview strategy, including author appearances and lectures as appropriate.

Manages; Senior Publicists, Publicists, and Publicity Assistants, overseeing the routine daily, weekly and seasonal work of the department.

Develops and maintains a deep knowledge of trade and scholarly media in key disciplines and areas. Maintains relationships with key editors and producers in relevant media.

Develops and maintains positive author relations.

Interacts in formal meetings, such as ed com, launch and list meetings and on an individual basis with the other members of the sales, marketing, and editorial departments, both in London and the US, to discuss marketing and publicity strategies for HUP titles, and to help select and position books to optimize review attention.

In conjunction with colleagues in Rights, develops and implements strategies for placing first serial rights to advance the Press’ financial and publicity interests.

Coordinates with the Web Content Team in creating an effective website for the HUP community. Contributes to the development of the Press blog, author podcasts and video productions. Participates and develops involvement of the Press in social media.

Works with colleagues in sales and marketing to define the HUP brand, and to establish that brand identity with reviewers and with consumers through coordination of web presence, review materials and outward facing content.

Perform other duties as necessary to further the mission of the department.School/Unit:Harvard University Press EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.