After some personnel shuffling, Portland’s Oni Press is hiring a Director of Publicity—if you want to get involved publicizing a strong line of proven comics, this could be a great gig.
Oni Press is looking for a new addition to our crew!
Do you love talking up great comics and talented creators? Are you a media savvy promoter who knows how to get things done? Do you feel like the Island of Misfit Toys just needed a better hype woman (or man)?
Then this opportunity at Portland-based comic book publisher Oni Press could be right for you!
The Director of Publicity works directly with critically acclaimed comic book creators across a wide range of content, securing reviews, features and interviews for our creators. He or she is charged with promoting the vast Oni Press library including comics such as The Sixth Gun, Letter 44, The Bunker, and Stumptown, original graphic novels like Scott Pilgrim, the Crogan Adventures, Meteor Men and MegaGogo, award-winning young readers titles such as Mermin and Bad Machinery, upcoming licensed comics like Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty and many many more. The Director of Publicity is also responsible for promoting and raising the awareness of the Oni Press brand itself to the comic industry, book industry, libraries and the mainstream press.
The best fit for this job should have publishing publicity experience or similar experience in another industry. Strong industry and mainstream press contacts in comic, book, library and online media are essential. The candidate should excel in dealing one-on-one with creators and securing print and online coverage. Creative ideas for digital and guerilla marketing strategies is an absolute must.
The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational abilities, as well as polished written and verbal communication skills and a flair for developing compelling creative campaigns. Candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented.
You must live in Portland, Oregon, or be willing to relocate.
We are looking for a self-sufficient, creative person for this position. A badass who is willing to wear multiple hats, and someone not looking for just a job, but someone who wants to join our gang.
To submit a resume, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.