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Beacon Press - Publicity Assistant Resume Example

Gabriel Rodriguez
XX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX X, Somerville, MA 02143
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic professional with a solid history of achievement in book publicity. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include pitching and securing media, author tours, and strong writing skills. 

  • Communications and Media
  • Publicity Writing
  • Event Coordination
  • Marketing Non-fiction Books
Publicity Assistant 01/2013 - Present
Beacon Press - Boston, MA
  • Worked on 45 publicity campaigns on non-fiction progressive titles, ranging from environmental/wildlife, LGBT, African American, feminist,  political, history, as well as memoir and poetry.
  • Lead publicist on James Baldwin's Jimmy's Blues & Other Poems, Nancy Abrams's A God That Could Be Real, and new gift edition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning.
  • Pitched and secured print, broadcast, and online media, including coverage at the New York Times, NPR Books, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Poetry, Ms., Slate, Salon, the Daily Beast, and more.
  • Worked with such notable authors as Dr. Cornel West, Bill Ayers, Michael Bronski, Rashid Khalidi,  Richard Blanco, Daisy Hernandez, Rafia Zakaria, Sonia Sanchez,  and many more. 
  • Arranged and coordinated over 100 author events, including over 15 major city tours.
  • Wrote press materials, including press releases, galley letters, advance praise sheets, trade review sheets, and author Q&As.
  • Expert in the use of CisionPoint, all Microsoft programs, and social media platforms.
  • Performed duties for both the Director of Communications and the Senior Publicist.
Marketing & Sales Assistant 08/2012 - 01/2013
Beacon Press - Boston, MA
  • Arranged all event-related book sales and processed all online orders.
  • Maintained and edited Beacon's official website. 
  • Served as the face of both Beacon Press and the UUA as the front desk receptionist.
Marketing/Publicity Intern 01/2012 - 06/2012
Shambhala Publications - Boston, MA
  • Wrote press materials and assisted with the launch of new company website.
  • Assisted the Senior Publicist and Senior Marketing Manager.
Publicist 04/2010 - 06/2011
Open Book Publicity - Brookline, MA
  • Worked on over 25 titles in radio campaigns including memoir/self-help, cookbooks, fiction, animal care, and science titles.
  • Scheduled and coordinated over 50 author radio interviews with various NPR regional shows.
Master of Arts: Publishing and Writing 2011 Emerson College - Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts: English 2009 Kent State University - Kent, OH
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Previous Companies:

  • Beacon Press
  • Shambhala Publications
  • Open Book Publicity

Previous Job Positions:

  • Publicity Assistant
  • Marketing & Sales Assistant
  • Marketing
  • Publicity Intern
  • Publicist


  • Emerson College
  • Kent State University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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