Wednesday, March 14, 2012

from Publishing Job


Publication Company Timber Press
Industry Book Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Portland, OR
Requirements Basic Function:

To create and execute the publicity plans for frontlist and backlist titles

Essential Functions:

* Plan author tours for select frontlist titles: select cities, book events, hire media escorts, coordinate author travel, plan local media campaigns around the events, coordinate mailings.

* Assist in the creation and development of publicity materials for frontlist and backlist titles.

* Write press releases and booksheets for individual frontlist titles and promotions.

* Develop strong and consistent communication with authors to support their promotional efforts.

* Develop and maintain national and local media contacts.

* Implement web-based content, written and video, for Timbers website and blog, as well as other websites to promote individual titles.

* Implement creative and/or inventive strategies for book and author promotion and presence in the marketplace with Director.

* Support Timbers presence at trade shows and coordinate author events.

Skills/Qualifications required:

*BS or BA from a four-year accredited college.

* Minimum two years experience in publicity or marketing, with strong media relationships.

*Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, YouTube, and social networking media.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Excellent organizational and research skills.

* Excellent phone manner.

* Energetic, independent, and creative.

* Attention to detail and ability to prioritize work load essential.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

* Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone work and computer operations.

* Must be able to travel to local events and to events requiring overnight stays and air travel.

About Our Company Timber Press is known worldwide for publishing professional and unique books in the areas of horticulture, botany, and the natural sciences.

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