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  • Job Number: 16059
  • Functional Area: Publishing
  • Department: MIT Press
  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PUBLICIST, MIT Press, to work closely with Press authors and the media.  Will be assigned a portion of trade (general audience) titles published by the Press each year in a wide range of subjects including science, technology, architecture, art, computing, design, economics, environmental studies, new media, and other areas.  Responsibilities include sustaining an informed dialogue with print, broadcast, and online media about new and upcoming titles; implementing publicity campaigns; developing press kits; writing pitch letters and press releases for key titles; researching media targets; developing contacts for advance reader's copies and review copies; scheduling media interviews; organizing author tours, signings, and other events; tracking and reporting confirmed media placement and events; working closely with the social media team to ensure exposure of MIT Press media and event news; and writing and sharing content for the MIT Press blog.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree; at least two years' publicity experience, including work on author tours and events; strong organizational and communication skills; and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work as part of a team, and write clearly about complex subjects. Must have media contacts and a proven track record publicizing trade nonfiction categories. Strong candidates will share an interest in science, the arts, and current affairs and be avid consumers of news and cultural stories. Specific experience in science trade publishing and of UK and EU markets a plus.  Job #16059-N

The role will involve some travel related to media pitching, trade shows, and conferences, as well as out-of-hours work.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.