Chelsea Green Publishing

Junior Publicist | Full Time

Category: Advertising/Marketing/PR

Location: 85 North Main Street


Summary: The Junior Publicist is a full-time staff position that supports Chelsea Green Publishing’s marketing and publicity team by designing and executing creative, customized, title-specific publicity campaigns. The Junior Publicist reports to the Senior Media Strategist and the Director of Marketing. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position with full benefits for a motivated, well-organized, outgoing and fearless self-starter with a demonstrated interest in sustainability, environmental issues, book publishing, and the belief that change can happen when good ideas are spread with the proper messaging.

Responsibilities

  • Organizing all aspects of title campaigns including writing press materials, pitching media, and communicating regularly with authors and media to secure coverage.
  • Researching, pitching and booking national, local, and niche media
  • Arranging reviews, interviews, and feature stories across all mediums, including print, online, radio, and television
  • Write content, including press releases, promo pieces, schedules and status reports;
  • Build media lists using Cision
  • Strengthening and developing media contacts and building and maintaining close author relationships
  • Working closely with in-house departments including editorial, sales, production, and our London-based marketing team.
  • Review relevant media outreach, log and aggregate publicity information for weekly reporting
  • Draft talking points and Q&As for authors and help them prepare for press visits and interviews
  • Handle light admin and plan, prep, and log review copy mailings to media outlets
  • Respond to requests for book assets—including book jacket art, interior images, and excerpts—from media outlets
  • Attend regularly-scheduled marketing and sales meetings, title positioning meetings, and author meetings
  • Review all relevant material prior to meetings; contribute ideas and display market and media research and strategy during meetings

Qualifications

  • College degree in PR, Mass Communications or related field preferred
  • 2-years experience working in either public affairs or public relations at a mission-similar organization or PR agency
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with major print, online and broadcast media required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel), Adobe (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, InDesign) Google docs required
  • Knowledge of Quick Base and Cision a plus
  • Commitment to Chelsea Green’s business and publishing mission
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proven experience and success communicating with media outlets
  • Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects
  • Must have a proven ability to think creatively

Position: Full-time, non-exempt position, based at our main office in White River Junction, Vermont

About Chelsea Green: Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the go-to publisher for people seeking foundational books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, including organic gardening and agriculture, renewable energy, green building, eco-cuisine, nutrition-based health, and ethical business. Chelsea Green is 100% employee-owned.

More info at: www.chelseagreen.com

Deadline:

To Apply:

To apply: To submit your application, send resume and cover letter to Sean Maher, Director of Marketing: smaher@chelseagreen.com. Please specify the position in the subject line.