Chicago Review Press (CRP) is seeking an experienced full-time Publicist to join its dynamic and successful publicity department, which represents high quality trade non-fiction titles for adults and children.
The Publicist’s primary purpose will be to coordinate and execute major and mid-size campaigns for frontlist CRP titles with guidance from the Publicity Manager and Publisher, as well as handle ongoing departmental tasks and significant amounts of media and author interaction. The position requires a strong understanding of various types of media, including broadcast, online, and print, as well as solid organizational skills, a keen ability to prioritize, and a drive for publicity results that impact sales.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator and a motivated self-starter with exceptional organizational skills, a strong eye for detail and the ability to multi-task efficiently. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of prior relevant work experience, ideally within publicity or book publishing, is a must.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two references and two current writing samples to Nicole Trumpinski. No phone calls please.
IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships. Qualified candidates will possess strong written and verbal skills, the ability to multi-task and a passion for the publishing industry. Other preferred experience includes some sales experience, fluency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, and some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience in the book industry and a degree in a related field is a plus. Typically, IPG hires two rotating interns per four-month period; however, a dedicated internship opportunity can become available from time to time. The hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hourly stipend is currently $8.25 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Linda Matthews in Human Resources. No phone calls, please.