Publicity Associate

Massachusetts, United States
28 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

PUBLICITY ASSOCIATEMIT Press, to assume a vital role on the publicity team which supports the publicity manager and department initiatives. Responsibilities include acting as a key general media contact for the department; addressing phone calls and emails from media, authors, and booksellers; reviewing copy request management; coordinating Publicity Intern Program and projects; coordinating overall social media calendar and planning tools; contributing creative content to blog and social media platforms; coordinating and promoting the podcast program schedule; attending and contributing to weekly team meetings and other planning meetings; maintaining book awards calendar and submissions; planning and scheduling promotional advance reader’s copies and galley printings; managing and distributing publicity updates, media clips, press and event contacts, and title folders/files; drafting press material, including (e.g., press releases, pitch and galley letters, etc.); liaising with bookstores to organize author events; representing the Press at book events; managing department subscriptions/memberships;  and providing general administrative support, including mailings, proofreading, etc. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ administrative experience; discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues; an interest in book publicity and publishing; excellent organizational, time management, prioritization, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FileMaker Pro, CisionPoint, and Adobe Pro Suite; and experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.  PREFERRED:  bachelor’s degree in a related field, and knowledge of academic publishing. Job #18235-4

Some travel may be required to pitch the seasonal list to the media and to attend trade shows and conferences. 

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply