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Chicago Review Press Publicist

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 publicity campaigns with print, online, and broadcast components for more than twenty frontlist CRP titles per year. Additional job responsibilities include frequent collaboration with the marketing department on social media and cross-promotional efforts, and handling ongoing departmental duties with guidance from the Publicity Manager and Publisher. The position requires significant amounts of media and author interaction, a solid understanding of the various types of media, stellar communication and organizational skills, 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 prioritize and multi-task efficiently. Experience with Cision software a plus. A minimum of 1 year of prior relevant work experience, ideally within publicity, marketing or book publishing, is a must.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two references and two current writing samples to Mark Saavedra (msaavedra@ipgbook.com). No phone calls please.

Chicago Review Press Project Editor

Chicago Review Press (CRP) is seeking full-time Project Editor. This individual handles the book production from approved manuscript to print for approximately 20 books a year. He or she coordinates with acquisition editors, authors, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and designers to shepherd books through the production process. The project editor is responsible for following schedules to meet publication dates and is directly supervised by the managing editor. He or she must be comfortable and skilled in reviewing editorial freelancers’ work as well as able to perform in-house editing as needed. They are expected to participate in meetings regarding proposals, titles, and cover evaluations.

The ideal candidate would have strong communication skills, organizational skills, project/time management skills, be detailed oriented, and have experience editing using the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. A minimum of 1 year of publishing experience required.

Interested candidates should forward a resume to Michelle Williams at MWilliams@chicagoreviewpress.com. No phone calls please.


Internship Program

IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships. Qualified candidates are recent college graduates who 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 six-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 $10 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.

Sales Department Intern

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Sales Department Intern. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the sales department in all aspects of sales and customer service to accounts. Duties will include: assisting the Sales Department in areas such as coding frontlist titles, producing sales reports, maintaining our sales database, producing customized marketing materials, and additional duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will preferably have 1-2 years of experience in the book industry, an interest in and aptitude for sales, have very strong customer service skills, be very familiar with all MS Office programs, and be able to manage multiple projects efficiently. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Mark Saavedra at msaavedra@ipgbook.com. No phone calls, please.