Job Posting: Publicist

Job Posting: Publicist

Posted on May 22 by AliciaE in News
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Dundurn Press, a leading independent Canadian publisher, is hiring a full-time publicist in our Toronto office.  The publicist’s primary responsibilities are to successfully plan and secure publicity for a selected number of titles each publishing season and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with media and authors. The publicist will report to the Publicity Manager.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Write press releases and media alerts for assigned titles
  • Create targeted media lists
  • Media outreach, ARC and review copy mailings
  • Network and forge relationships with media, festival organizers, and industry contacts
  • Assist with and attend events, trade shows, conferences and industry events as needed, on evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • Liaise with the marketing department regarding events, author schedules, and marketing plans
  • Respond to day-to-day opportunities to promote Dundurn titles
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Publishing certification and university degree (B.A. minimum) or comparable work experience/college qualifications
  • At least 1 year prior publishing experience
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • The ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative or team environments
  • Microsoft Office, Excel. Familiarity with Asana an asset


Applications should be sent to Michelle Melski, mmelski [at] dundurn [nospam] com by Friday, May 25, 2018