Associate Publicist/Publicist

We're seeking a creative and energetic associate publicist or publicist to develop and manage publicity and marketing activities in conjunction with the Director of Publicity & Marketing. With a list that includes children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and more, Quirk is looking for a publicist with diverse experience. This is a full-time position based in Philadelphia.


  1. Work with the Director of Publicity & Marketing to execute publicity campaigns for Quirk’s 25 frontlist titles per season (organizing media, blog tours, and events) to ensure successful retail sell-in and consumer sell-through.
  2. Write and edit press materials.
  3. Main point of contact for bloggers and vloggers. Maintain and update Quirk’s blogger database, pitch bloggers, and execute creative blog tours.
  4. Assemble press materials and review mailings.
  5. Build strong relationships with Quirk authors to ensure involvement and participation in marketing and publicity efforts.
  6. Work closely with Social Media & Marketing Manager to ensure all opportunities are met and campaigns are well rounded.
  7. Manage and update marketing tracking documents and status reports for the department. Identify and communicate deliverables. Track progress and results.
  8. Participate in monthly brainstorm meetings for Quirk’s blog, where you will provide ideas and anecdotes.
  9. Supervise and train interns with respect to daily activity and workload.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  1. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  2. Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Must have good time management skills, be organized and detail-oriented, and be capable of multi-tasking.
  4. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  5. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  6. Knowledge of Cision and Burrelles a plus.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area.
  2. Must have a minimum of 1.5 years of publicity experience for the Associate Publicist level position.
  3. Must have a minimum of 3 years of publicity experience for the Publicist level position with a track record of delivering successful publicity campaigns.
  4. Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.
  5. Experience working on a diverse list of titles, including but not limited to: children’s books,  genre fiction, and pop culture.
  6. Prior experience in publishing a plus.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Details: Please submit cover letter, résumé, and salary history to