Publicist
Author Solutions - Bloomington, IN

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The Publicist works closely with a diverse group of authors, in-house publicists, publicity vendors and freelance publicists to provide effective, long-term publicity services. The Publicist has oversight over the fulfillment of all publicity campaigns and products offered by ASI. The Publicist will also act as a publicist actively pitching the media for a select group of authors including VIP and Premium authors. Responsibilities include providing efficient, professional follow-up with members of the media, writing press releases and marketing materials, inclusion in new product development, communication with ASI departments including Sales, Production and Editorial and other duties as assigned.

DUTIES:

Primary Duties:
  • Accountable to the Traditional Publicist Supervisor
  • Initiate phone and email contact with media members, pitch print, radio, tv and online media for authors.
  • Draft press releases, media pitches, press materials, occasional ad copy.
  • Mail/order review copies and other materials, designing press kits.
  • Works to maintain information data warehouse of author issues and communicates status as required.
  • Conducts and assists in the planning of publicist training (career development) and Marketing Consultant training on publicity products.

Job Requirements:

FACTOR:
REQUIREMENTS:

KNOWLEDGE

Education (type/years)

Experience (type/years)

Degree in English, Journalism, Communications preferred

Minimum 2-3 years of PR experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of PC Windows-based and database applications

Excellent organizational skills

Must be detail oriented

SPECIFIC SKILLS

PC computing skills

MS Word

Communication/Online skills

Problem solving and analytical skills

Multi-tasking and time management skills

Data entry

INGENUITY/MENTAL EFFORT

Judgment, Initiative, Creative thinking

Initiative to meet or exceed customer expectations

Judgment-high degree of judgment skills & decision making and negotiating

Creativity-High degree of creativity to anticipate and solve problems, handle employee

Complaints, and continuously work toward process improvements

PHYSICAL SKILL

Type/Precision/Dexterity

Type 30 plus words a minute

PHYSICAL EFFORT

Type/Frequency/Intensity

Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time

WORKING CONDITIONS

(Hazards, Travel, Hours)

High Energy

High Capacity

High to moderate degree of dealing with difficult people

Overtime may be approved, but not required

40 hours per week

Required level of good attendance

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