Verso's New York office is hiring a Publicist

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The New York office of Verso Books is seeking an imaginative and energetic publicist to work with the Marketing Manager to promote Verso's list across North America to its fullest potential.

The candidate will work closely with the Marketing Manager to both publicize and market a portion of Verso's list, liaising directly with authors and the media, setting up events, contributing daily to the Verso Blog, and cooperating with colleagues in our London office.

A critical understanding of the US media landscape, from news, features and comment to radio and television, is essential. Familiarity with Verso's list, along with an understanding of the political and intellectual project that motivates it, will be key to helping us find new readers. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable flair for creative forms of outreach, be able to confidently pitch ideas to the press, and dream up vibrant political and literary events.

This is a full time position in our Brooklyn office, and includes health, dental and 401k benefits. Please send applications to Clara Heyworth by April 8th, 2011.

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