Publicity Executive, Academic Books

We require a Publicity Executive to join our sales and marketing department to handle all aspects of the publicity process and the events and PR functions related to our academic publishing. Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, the duties will include working on our list of new books principally in the fields of history (Ancient and Modern), politics, film, TV & visual culture and Middle East studies, with a view to securing reviews coverage to tie in with publication. The Publicity Executive will also be responsible for arranging the company’s attendance at key academic conferences around the world.

The Publicity Executive will work closely with our authors and commissioning editors. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a first or next step in your publishing career within the fast - paced environment of a leading independent publisher.

Responsibilities will include:
• Working collaboratively with authors and editors to develop publicity campaigns
• Securing print and digital reviews coverage
• Helping draft and edit promotional copy
• Developing direct contacts at key print and digital media
• Coordinating attendance at UK, US and European academic conferences

Key requirements:
• A good degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline
• Excellent organisational and administrative skills
• Proven literacy skills, with an aptitude for writing and editing copy
• A good understanding of the publishing process
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• IT skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is essential; familiarity with Indesign, Photoshop, Wordpress, email services and CMS systems is desirable

Deadline for applications: 1st May 2018

Competitive salary depending on experience.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to:

Liz Stuckey
Human Resources Manager
I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd - Publishers
6 Salem Road
W2 4BU

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A CV or portfolio as appropriate should be sent to Sophie or Sara.

I.B.Tauris & Co.
6 Salem Road
W2 4BU
United Kingdom

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