Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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MIT Press

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Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

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M-F, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PUBLICIST, MIT Press (MITP), seek an experienced publicist to work closely with Press authors and the media. Will be assigned a portion of trade titles published by the Press each year as part of MITP’s growing and extremely successful general audience list in a wide range of subjects including science, technology, architecture, art, computing, design, economics, environmental studies, new media, and other areas. The publicist will bring his or her established media contacts and sustain an informed dialogue with print, broadcast, and online media about new and upcoming titles; implement publicity campaigns; develop press kits; write pitch letters and press releases for key titles; research media targets; develop contacts for advance reader's copies and review copies; schedule media interviews; organize author tours, signings, and other events; track and report confirmed media placement and events; work closely with the social media team to ensure exposure of MIT Press media and event news; and write and share content for the MIT Press blog.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree; a strict minimum of two years' publicity experience, including a track record of major media successes and work on author tours and events; strong organizational and communication skills; and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work as part of a team, and write clearly about complex subjects. Must have media contacts and a proven track record publicizing trade nonfiction categories. Strong candidates will share an interest in science, the arts, and current affairs and be avid consumers of news and cultural stories. Specific experience in science trade publishing and of UK and EU markets a plus, but not required. Job #16059-N The role will involve some travel related to media pitching, trade shows, and conferences, as well as out-of-hours work. revised 6/27/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.