Dundurn is hiring! Senior Publicist, Maternity Leave Contract

Dundurn is hiring! Senior Publicist, Maternity Leave Contract

Posted on August 1 by AliciaE in News
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Dundurn Press, a leading independent Canadian publisher, is hiring a senior publicist in our Toronto office for a one-year maternity leave contract. The senior publicist’s primary responsibilities are to manage the publicity department, 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.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the assignment of seasonal titles
  • 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
  • Coordination of author submissions to national, regional, and local festivals and reading series
  • 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
  • Manage marketing budgets
  • 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
  • 3-5 years of publishing experience (or other relevant work/life experience)
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • The ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative or team environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of publicity databases an asset
  • Microsoft Office, Excel. Familiarity with Asana an asset


Applications should be sent to Synora Van Drine, svandrine [at] dundurn [nospam] com by August 12, 2018.