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Full-time in-house publicist

Company Name Biblioasis
Location Windsor
Date Posted August 22, 2014
Category Default
Job Type Full-time
Application Deadline 2014-09-15


Biblioasis, a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario, is in the market for a dynamic full-time in-house publicist.

Major Responsibilities

  • plan and implement national and international publicity strategies for 16-20 books annually, including electronic pitches, review copy mailings, and related follow-up
  • build and manage relations with key media throughout North America
  • write and tailor catalogue copy for different markets
  • write and update press releases and pitches
  • manage and update bibliodata and other electronic feeds to keep information about our books current
  • liaise with bookstores to promote our books, arrange author signings, and secure event coverage in area media
  • use social media to promote press, authors and books
  • submit books for appropriate awards programs
  • create and implement special promotions and co-op for key titles
  • help plan author receptions, book launches, and trade show appearances
  • write funding applications and grants which pertain to marketing, sales and author travel
  • oversee updates on the Press’s website
  • serve as a spokesperson for the press
  • liaise with sales forces in Canada and the United States
  • field author queries and help handle author relations
  • solicit blurbs and endorsements
  • solicit direct sales
  • other duties as assigned


  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • highly organized with exceptional attention to detail under tight deadlines
  • strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media outlets/technology
  • strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills are essential
  • the ability to prioritize and work on numerous tasks simultaneously and the ability to work with minimal supervision is required.
  • must be able to travel via any means necessary and must have a valid driver’s license and passport; overnight and occasional weekend and week-long travel will be required.

If you are interested in the above position, please forward a copy of your resume by September 15, 2014 to dwells@biblioasis.com.