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Publicist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Gill Gill

Gill

Publicist

Gill Books publishes an eclectic list of best-selling and award-winning books, from current affairs to history, biography to lifestyle, and cookery to children’s. Recent bestsellers include Professor Luke O’Neill’s Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science, The Daly Dish by Gina and Karol Daly, Aisling and the City by Sarah Breen & Emer McLysaght, Ranger 22 by Ray Goggins, and Thirty-Two Words for Field by Manchán Magan. In collaboration with some of Ireland’s best writers, brands and a network of creative talents, Gill Books creates a dynamic publishing proposition in Ireland, building on a 160-year heritage, while looking excitedly to the future.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, energetic and persuasive Publicist to join our team. As a Publicist you will independently develop and execute effective promotional campaigns across traditional and new media channels for approximately 25 books each year.

As a key member of the close-knit Marketing & Communications team, you will have a love of books, and a deep knowledge of, and a passion for understanding, the Irish media and consumer landscape. You will be quick to identify the most effective channels for promoting our titles and converting your ideas and plans into impactful coverage.

Responsibilities include:

Planning, implementing and presenting publicity campaigns that include review and feature coverage across newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, online and social media
Event creation and management of launch events, library and schools’ events, festival appearances & media showcases
Working closely with the Editorial and Sales teams to secure new talent for the list and to ensure publicity opportunities are fully maximised for existing authors
Managing individual campaign budgets
Providing authors with media training ahead of publication if required
Maintaining excellent media and bookseller contacts
Maintaining a high level of author and agent care
Acting as an ambassador for Gill Books
·         Staying in tune with trends and news within publishing and the broader cultural landscape, to maintain an awareness of the market.

Please include a cover letter with your CV outlining relevant experience, why you want to work at Gill Books, and why this particular job appeals to you.

Closing date: 30th January 2023

To make an application, please email dmarsh@gill.ie with your CV and covering letter.

To apply for this job email your details to dmarsh@gill.ie.