Position Description
Press Princeton University Press
Marketing and Sales


Princeton University Press, an independent publisher located on the campus of Princeton University, seeks a highly-motivated and creative Publicist to join its team.


  • Develop publicity campaigns for 35-40 trade and scholarly non-fiction titles annually
  • Pitch to media to secure coverage, including doing seasonal in person media calls
  • Write press releases and pitch letters and conduct targeted galley and review copy mailings
  • Organize and disseminate media hits
  • Coordinate national author tours and events
  • Communicate with authors
  • Represent publisher at author and industry events
  • Participate in and present publicity campaigns at weekly marketing meetings

Required Skills:

  • Two – three years of publicity experience
  • Proven track record placing media coverage of serious non-fiction
  • Established relationships with print, broadcast, and online media
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with editorial, sales, and marketing departments
  • Ability and willingness to work in Princeton, New Jersey

The publicist position offers a competitive salary/excellent benefits. Please email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Julia Haav at julia_haav@press.princeton.edu (Only finalists will be contacted).

About Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press has offices in Princeton, Oxford, and Beijing and publishes approximately 240 new trade and scholarly titles per year in a wide range of disciplines. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

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