CaryPress Publishing

Senior Publicist

CaryPress Books is seeking an experienced Publicist. The Publicist will report directly to the publishers and must be able to take the initiative and work efficiently in a small company environment

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Create pre- and post-pub media campaigns
  • Execute on media campaigns
  • Develop and write press materials, pitch letters, media lists, and related components
  • Manage creation of marketing materials such as galleys, cards, and posters
  • Distribute PR and marketing materials
  • Pitch to media via phone, email, and in person
  • Plan and execute author appearances and signings
  • Maintain up-to-date lists of media contacted and media landed
  • Coach and advise authors on successful media practices
  • Manage social media campaigns, blog tours, and author Q&A and op-ed opportunities
  • Assist with online and digital advertising
  • Assist with regular author newsletter
  • Attend local events and local press appearances
  • Promote backlist titles on an ongoing basis
  • Advocate for authors and Apollo Publishers

The successful candidate will:

  • Have personal relationships with key media producers and editors
  • Have a history of executing successful PR campaigns
  • Be able to shift seamlessly between traditional and online publicity
  • Understand the nuances and significance of both trade and library publicity
  • Regularly consume media from across the cultural landscape
  • Display a clear understanding of the relationship between media and sales
  • Be excited to contribute to the growth of a small company
  • Be creative, driven, and goal-oriented
  • Love nonfiction books

Requirements: * Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 5 years prior PR experience in book publishing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort on the phone, in email, and in person
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Consummate professionalism and a record as a both a team player and a self-starter
  • Digital savvy: comfort with databases and email; html a plus
  • Experience with Cision, Edelweiss, NetGalley, and BookScan; LightningSource and Amazon Services a must

Job Type: Contract
Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year


  • Relevant: 5 years (Preferred)

Full Time Opportunity: Yes
Additional Compensation: Bonuses
Work Location: Fully Remote


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Flexible schedule

Schedule: Monday to Friday

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Contact Information

Ivy Marsh, HR Manager
8801 Fast Park Dr #301
Contact Phone: 
(919) 346-4907
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