Jobs at Yale


Job Title: Part-Time Publicist
Temporary Contract, approx. 6-8 weeks to cover recruitment period
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Communications Manager, Trade
Yale University Press London is looking for an experienced freelance PR interested in jumping in to the middle of a busy period promoting frontlist non-fiction titles to the UK media and working as part of a team to manage a busy schedule of author events. Based in our London office, you would be picking up campaigns for some of our biggest autumn books to secure major coverage in print, broadcast and online. Please get in touch if you are available from early September and have the following skills:

• Author management
• Strong contacts across Press, TV, Radio / Media
• Pitching
• Writing press releases
• Ability to work well with internal teams

To apply, please email your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills and experience and stating your usual hourly rate to Robert Owen (Head of People & Office Operations) This would be an office based role, 14-21 hours per week, negotiable for the right candidate. Some evening work to cover author events may also be required.

About Us:
Originally founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1908, Yale University Press publishes serious non-fiction that furthers scholarly investigation, stimulates public debate and enhances cultural life. It is unique in being the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe: Yale University Press London has offices in Bloomsbury and produces internationally renowned, distinguished art and general non-fiction books. Our diverse and award-winning trade authors include Francis Spufford, Richard Holloway, Griselda Pollock, Stephen D. King, Geoffrey Parker, Yasmin Khan and Terry Eagleton. With a backlist of over 5,000 Art, Trade and Academic titles of international renown, the London office publishes around 120 new books each year within a total Yale University Press list of some 300 new hardcover and 150 new paperback books annually. Yale books have won numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Wolfson History Prize and the Longman-History today award. 
Yale books are marketed across the globe, directly to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand and, through our New Haven headquarters, to the Americas. Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.

The role will be based at our offices on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury WC1, with convenient access to the Northern and Central lines as well as many bus routes.

What we can offer:
Yale University Press London offer a generous package of benefits including accommodation deposit and travel loans, a cycle purchase scheme, a lively social scene and a generous pension scheme. Co-organisers of the annual Bedford Square Arts Festival our staff enjoy access to the square gardens at lunchtimes throughout the summer months.

Equal Opportunities:
Yale University Press London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote and seek diversity.

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