US Publicist—full time
Verso Books—the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world—is looking for an experienced publicist to join the team in Verso’s Brooklyn office.
The successful candidate will be responsible for securing events, interviews, reviews and online coverage for thirty to forty new books a year, working across a wide range of disciplines, including many academic titles. Building good relationships with major, national media—broadcast, print and online—will be central to the job, in addition to working closely with independent press and political organizations. Creative use of social media and direct marketing tools will be crucial, including providing regular contributions to Verso's blog.
A willingness to try new and innovative approaches to publicity and marketing will be strongly encouraged. You will also need to be able to tailor and present the salient aspects of each new title to literary editors, potential writers, and events coordinators, and to efficiently manage tours and publicity campaigns for a number of titles at any one time. At least two years of experience, and a demonstrable familiarity with our list and publishing history, is preferred.
Verso Books is offering a competitive salary (subject to experience), and full benefits (health and dental insurance, and twenty days vacation pro rata, plus federal holidays). Please send a full cover letter and resumé to email@example.com, with the subject line ‘Publicist Application’, by October 6th, 2015.
We are an equal opportunity employer and underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.