Set Hearts on Fire as a Catholic Book Publishing Publicist
Are you a master of communication, a storyteller at heart, and ready to make a meaningful impact through the world of Catholic content? Join our dynamic team at Ave Maria Press, a renowned Catholic publishing house, as we aim to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Be the voice that invites people to deepen their faith wherever they are on their faith journey. Be the voice that sets hearts on fire!
At Ave Maria Press, we believe in the power of words to inspire, enlighten, and transform lives. With a legacy of publishing high-quality, trustworthy Catholic content that invites readers into our family of faith, we are dedicated to spreading messages of faith, hope, and love. As a Publicist, you will have the unique opportunity to shape how our books resonate with readers and bring our authors' voices to a global audience.
What Is in Store for You
• Collaborate with a team of passionate professionals who share your dedication to meaningful content and faith-driven storytelling. Out publications are trustworthy and authentically Catholic in that they align with the teachings of the Church. Our content proclaims the fullness of our Catholic tradition with both truth and love, which invites people to take the next step in their journey of faith with the Ave family.
• Engage with diverse authors who are experts in their fields, creating connections that amplify the impact of their work.
• Be part of a mission-driven environment where your efforts contribute to setting hearts on fire by moving people into deeper communion with God and fanning into flame their desire to bring communion to others.
Role and Responsibilities
As our Publicist Extraordinaire, you will be the driving force behind the enkindling zeal, which Blessed Basil Moreau described as a burning desire to make God known, loved, and served. Your responsibilities will include:
• Developing and executing strategic publicity plans to create buzz and excitement for our books, both new releases and backlist titles.
• Crafting compelling press releases, pitches, and promotional materials that capture the essence of our books and authors.
• Building and nurturing relationships with media contacts, reviewers, influencers, and faith-based organizations to secure high-impact coverage.
• Orchestrating author tours, virtual events, and interviews to enhance the visibility of our authors and their works.
• Collaborating closely with marketing, social media, and editorial teams to ensure a cohesive and impactful promotional strategy.
• Monitoring media trends, identifying opportunities, and adapting strategies to maximize our outreach.
• Analyzing and reporting on the success of publicity campaigns, gathering insights to continuously refine our approach.
We are seeking a Publicist who embodies:
• Passion for writing, storytelling, and the mission of our Catholic company.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that captivate and inspire.
• Creativity in shaping narratives and crafting messages that resonate with diverse audiences.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with media professionals and authors.
• Proven track record of executing successful publicity campaigns, preferably in the publishing or related industry.
• Resourcefulness, adaptability, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
• A deep understanding of the Catholic faith, its values, and its impact on media (knowledge of Catholic publishing landscape is a plus).
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
• 5-plus years of experience in book publicity, media relations, or a related role.
• Proficiency in using PR tools and platforms.
• Familiarity with Catholic teachings, publishing, and building community. Actively practicing Catholic required.
• This job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned to assist with executing the company's business model and/or promoting the company's culture, mission, and values. Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried position located in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Join Us in Setting Hearts on Fire
If you are ready to embark on a journey that blends your passion for communication, media, and Catholic content, Ave Maria Press welcomes your application. Join us in sharing stories that ignite hearts and inspire minds.
This job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned to assist with executing the company's business model and/or promoting the company's culture, mission, and values. Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried position located in Notre Dame, Indiana.