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Publicity Manager

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
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Jul 10, 2021

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Reporting to the Director of Library Communications, the Publicity Manager is responsible for supporting strategic communications goals by managing the implementation of various publicity plans, by managing events, and by developing content for various PUL channels.

The Publicity Manager will provide continuity of department leadership in the absence of the Director of Communications. The Publicity Manager will work closely with the department's Communications Specialist and colleagues throughout the Library and across the University. The Publicity Manager will also supervise a library secretary specialist and support relations with the Friends of the Princeton University Library.


  • Publicity: Managing the execution of publicity plans including coordinating and distributing an external PUL e-newsletter, list building and list management using MailChimp, coordinating social media posts with the Communications Specialist (through Sprout), posting to various calendars, emailing to various listservs, and other publicity channels, working with event sponsors and other colleagues to identify images for publicity materials, providing support for print management as assigned, supporting development of informational signage as needed, providing media relations as assigned, including drafting press releases, tracking publicity-related stats
  • Content development: Writing news features and write-ups for publication on PUL's websites (internal and external) and other news/social channels

  • Event planning/facilitating: Organizing and executing virtual and in-person events, including Library-wide programming for students, faculty, staff and the Princeton community, managing PUL event calendar, including response emails and tracking event-related stats, organizing Google Slides/Power Point presentations as needed, supporting focus group sessions

  • Video production and distribution management: Working with Communications Specialist, organizing video production resources, as well as managing video assets (such as PUL Media Central channels), tracking video viewing stats

  • Representing the Office of Library Communications on internal and external committees and working groups as assigned; support and cultivate relations with Library and campus partners


  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience in similar role
  • Demonstrated time management skills, and organizational/project coordination skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working in higher ed, academic library experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills (writing samples required)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of databases, CMSs, list management, MailChimp (or similar platform)
  • Experience working in Google docs, slides, sheets, forms
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and supervise others with sensitivity and respect
  • Social media experience
  • Knowledge of Canva and InDesign
  • Video production management and video software experience
  • Knowledge of print management
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW



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