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The Mountaineers Books, a leading independent nonprofit publisher of outdoor recreation, lifestyle, and conservation books, is looking for a publicist to handle media outreach and events for its books and authors. 

The primary responsibility is to generate exposure for new books through media (print, radio, TV and internet) and author events (at retail outlets, colleges, libraries, clubs, fairs, etc.). Because the internet is increasingly the go-to medium for information, it is important that candidates have a working knowledge of social media, bloggers and strategies for spreading information around the web – as well as how to use web-based tools such as Cision (our primary media database tool).

Candidates must have exceptional communication skills, and experience writing press materials and copy for marketing collateral. The publicist must be detail oriented, able to multitask, and have strong diplomacy skills.

The successful candidate will be a “book person”, and it helps -- but isn’t required -- to have an interest in our core topics (outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyles and conservation). She/he will have an avid interest in media, be a creative thinker, and enjoy managing your own strategies and results in a fast-paced work environment. The publicist’s opinion is considered in nearly all aspects of the company, including acquisitions, titling, cover design, and marketing strategy, among others.

A college degree and a minimum of three years direct experience is required. We offer competitive salary and benefits, flexible hours, pet days, free sports instruction (e.g., climbing, backpacking, sailing, etc.), and a collegial, creative and supportive work place. Mountaineers Books is a 501c3 nonprofit publisher, whose mission is to get people outdoors, preserve significant outdoor histories in print, and advocate for the environment.

This position reports to the Director of Marketing and we hope to have the new publicist start as soon as possible. Mountaineers Books is located on Harbor Island in Seattle. Send resume and letter of interest to dougc@mountaineersbooks.org. No calls, please.


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Mountaineers Books is the publishing division of The Mountaineers, a nonprofit founded in 1906 to get help people explore the outdoors. View our job openings at The Mountaineers. 


The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and peaks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 13,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field and in the community. Our dedicated staff, members, and volunteers are deeply committed to successfully accomplishing our mission. Each year 1,600 volunteers deliver outdoor skill courses to 2,500 students and lead  2,000+ recreational trips and courses. In addition, we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. Last year we helped protect 30,000 acres of public land in Washington State. The organization has also published 500 outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy books. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people by helping them explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the wild lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Mountaineers has a staff of 40 employees and an annual operating budget of four million dollars. Please visit the other pages on our website for in-depth information about our organization, activities, programs, and mission.

The Mountaineers provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law. Please feel free to visit this page in the future for any openings that may occur.

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