Chicago Review Press (CRP) is an independent publishing company founded in 1973. Over the years we have grown into a dynamic midsize publisher with more than 900 titles in print. We currently publish around 60 new titles annually under five imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, and Academy Chicago.
Chicago Review Press is seeking an experienced full-time Publicist to join its dynamic and successful publicity department, which represents high quality trade non-fiction and fiction titles for adults and children.
The Publicist’s primary purpose will be to coordinate and execute major and mid-size book 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, and two current writing samples to Jessie Jonik (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone calls please.
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 $10.50 per hour. Please send résumés, cover letters, and two writing samples via e-mail to Jessie Jonik. No phone calls, please.