Senior Publicist/Publicist—full time
Verso Books—the world’s largest independent, radical publishing house—is looking for a Senior Publicist or Publicist to join the team in Verso’s Brooklyn office. Verso has a roster of authors that includes Mike Davis, Judith Butler, Fredric Jameson, Nancy Fraser, Seymour Hersh, David Harvey, China Miéville, and Ann Pettifor, among others.
The successful candidate will be responsible for securing events, interviews, reviews, features, op-eds, and online coverage for up to thirty new books a year, working across a wide range of subject areas (including US politics, US and world history, Latin American politics, economics, ecology, feminism, political theory, cultural theory).
Building good relationships with major, national media—broadcast, print and online—will be central to the job, in addition to working closely with independent media and political organizations. Creative use of social media is important, as well as an interest in direct marketing and commissioning or writing 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 journalists and reviews editors, potential authors, 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 at some kind of media organization is preferred—not necessarily book publishing—as well as a demonstrable familiarity with our list and publishing history.
We are an equal opportunity employer and underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.
See more about Verso's history here.
Verso Books is offering a competitive salary (subject to experience), and full benefits (health and dental insurance, 401k, and twenty five days vacation plus federal holidays). Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line "Senior Publicist/Publicist Application" by August 16, 2019.
PUBLICITY AND EDITORIAL ASSISTANT - TEMPORARY - 6 MONTH CONTRACT
An opportunity has arisen for an efficient, highly organised person to join the world’s pre-eminent radical publisher, Verso, at our offices in Soho, London from September to February 2020.
The successful candidate will be assisting our busy publicity and editorial departments, including such tasks as press and author mailings, book launch and conference support, social media assistance and other administrative tasks.
Good communication skills and an excellent attention to detail are essential. Experience in book publishing is preferable, though not required. Graduates welcome.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Salary: £23,000 per annum.
Verso is an accredited Living Wage employer.
Please apply by sending a CV and short covering letter by 27th August to email@example.com, indicating 'APPLICATION: Publicity and Editorial Assistant’ in the subject line.