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Quirk Books – Publicity and Marketing Assistant 


Summary: Located on a quiet cobblestone street in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Quirk Books is seeking a passionate pop culture and book fanatic that is creative and organized to join its publicity and marketing team. 

Publicity Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Publicity and the team to execute publicity campaigns.
  • Write press releases and corresponding collateral.
  • Pitch and schedule author events and interviews, coordinate travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors and create detailed tour schedules.
  • Clerical support: mailings, processing invoices, tracking and logging publicity clips and marketing activities.
  • Research new media trends and contacts
  • Update and maintain Quirk’s media lists.

Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and execution of marketing campaigns for titles and the Quirk brand.
  • Support the team in planning, promoting, and executing consumer events.
  • Coordinate the creation of marketing materials.
  • Contribute ideas to the Quirk Books blog, create content for the blog, and assist the digital marketing manager with the backend maintenance of QuirkBooks.com
  • Management and content creation on select social media sites.
  • Giveaway fulfillment and implementation
  • Maintain and update QuirkBooks.com per schedule set by the digital marketing manager.
  • Social media monitoring.

Provide general administrative support by following up with media and vendors, mailing books and coordinating warehouse mailings, tracking press coverage, etc. 

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Possesses the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must have strong time management skills and be organized.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well within a team.
  • Must be passionate about books, especially Quirk’s titles.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Cision, WordPress, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Drupal, and social media platforms a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject area, as well as applicable internship/work experience. 
  • Book publishing experience is a plus, but not required. 

 

Location: Philadelphia

Application Details: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to hr@quirkbooks.com. Cover letters must outline how the candidate’s experience relates to the job and why they’re interested in working for Quirk Books. No calls please.

 

 

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David Borgenicht, Founder

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Nicole De Jackmo, VPDirector of Publicity and Marketing

John J. McGurk, VP, Digital & Print Production

Rick Chillot, Senior Editor

Katherine McGuireSenior Manager, Licensing & Subsidiary Rights 

Ivy Noelle Weir, Publicist and Marketing Manager

Kelsey Hoffman, Publicist