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Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
This position is located in Guilford, Connecticut.
Date Posted
Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an experienced and dynamic publicist.

Major Responsibilities

• Plan and implement publicity strategy for select titles, including electronic pitches, review copy mailings, and related follow-up
• Write and update press releases and pitches
• Generate accurate and comprehensive media lists using Cision
• Coordinate efforts of authors, agents, freelance publicists and the R&L creative department
• Liaise with bookstores and their sales department for author signings, as well as secure coverage in local media for author events
• Use social media to amplify media hits and spread the word about author events
• Communicate media hits to internal staff
• Submit books for appropriate awards programs
• Create and implement special promotions of key titles
• Help plan author receptions, book launches, and trade show appearances as appropriate
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree
• 2+ years of related experience, preferably within the publishing industry
• Established media contacts highly preferable
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail under tight deadlines
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media outlets/technology
• Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects for stakeholders
• Knowledge of (or interest in) one or more of the following areas preferred: outdoor recreation, hunting/fishing, nature/wildlife conservation, New England regional interest (including food, history, landmarks), the American West, or equestrian

About Our Company

An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening, and your salary expectations) to Michael Wiles via email or post using the below contact information:

Michael Wiles
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at

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