Publicist (L-24-18) | Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is looking for a publicist to provide administrative support to the organization’s academic marketing division. This position will provide the selected candidate with much professional insight into the intricacies of academic title publicity, as well as offers significant growth opportunity. This position reports to the company’s Lanham, Maryland headquarters (near Washington, D.C.).

  • Engage reviewers and promote titles
  • Assist with arrangements for author appearances
  • Develop and implement publicity strategies on key titles
  • Support publicity team with monitoring general review requests
  • Create and distribute advanced reader copy galleys
  • Coordinate award submissions
  • Coordinate freelance publicity efforts
  • Assist in preparing and circulating internal “Pub Flash” emails
  • Write and send press releases.
  • Audit reviews published within Choice, Booklist, Library Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly on a quarterly basis
  • Pull media lists relevant to assigned titles
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably within the subjects of marketing and/or communications
  • 2+ years of related experience. Related academic pursuits/study may be substituted for work experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills

About our Company:
An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Lexington Books publishes specialized scholarly monographs throughout the social sciences and humanities; the University Press Co-publishing Division co-publishes scholarly monographs for several university presses; and Hamilton Books is a custom publishing imprint that publishes scholarly works, textbooks, and general interest titles. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) via job posting.

Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E - D/M/V/F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

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