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Self-Counsel Press Seeks Publicity Manager

October 22nd, 2015

Self-Counsel Press is looking for a creative, energetic person to generate publicity in both online and traditional media for their list of small-business, legal and personal finance books in both print and eBook format. The position is full-time and in-house at their North Vancouver office.

DESCRIPTION:
Working closely with the Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, and Publisher you will be responsible for all aspects of publicity. The ideal candidate is digital savvy and has fresh ideas for reaching consumers for niche book subjects.

We need someone who has good writing skills and excellent personal skills — someone who can develop a good working relationship with traditional and online media.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Developing strategic US and Canadian publicity campaigns for SCP’s strong and extensive backlist as well as 7-10 new titles each season – in both print and eBook format
• Writing press releases, news articles, pitch letters and promotional materials
• Building and maintaining relationships with small business support organizations such as Chambers of Commerce and entrepreneur groups
• Maintaining, strengthening and developing relationships with online and traditional media
• Building and maintaining ‘Self-Counsel Press’ as a brand identity in the media
• Working closely with US and Canadian sales reps and distributors
• Supervising review copy mailings
• Maintaining the ‘media room’ section of Self-Counsel Press website
• Managing our social media presence

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Must be an independent, creative thinker and be able to work in a team environment
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Candidates must be extremely organized
• Ability to identify and target particular demographics
• Experience with audio/video production and editing software (author interviews etc.) is ideal
• InDesign & Photoshop skills are a definite plus
• Familiarity with the Mac OS is a bonus

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum 2 years experience in book publicity or comparable education (MPub)
• Strong command of social networking websites and other online tools (WordPress)

COMPENSATION:
• Salary Position + Benefits. Compensation based on experience
• Feel free to provide salary expectations when contacted

COMPANY BACKGROUND:
For over 44 years, Self-Counsel Press has published high quality business and reference books and forms kits, written in clear, easily understood language. Our titles provide readers with reliable information authored by experts. We have a range of do-it-yourself legal and business titles, and reference books covering topics such as writing skills, professional development, study skills, and personal finance.

We thank all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please e-mail your resume to admin@self-counsel.com – ATTN: Publicity Manager
No phone calls, please.