Job Opportunities at Columbia University Press

Job Opportunities

Publicity Assistant

Responsible for supporting Publicity Department activities and the wider efforts of the Marketing and Sales Departments to gain the widest possible exposure for Columbia University Press and our distribution client titles through general administrative duties along with handling publicity for selected Columbia University Press, electronic and distribution titles each season.

Preferred qualifications and skills include:

  • Excellent command of the English language both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent phone and email communication skills with high level of interpersonal skill.
  • Ability to work professionally and cooperatively with authors, vendors and associates.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet. 
  • Database experience.  
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment.
  • Ability to work in multitask environment that requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Preference given to those who majored in English, film studies, philosophy or creative writing.


To apply, please visit the Jobs at Columbia website and seach using job requisition number 082436.


Paid Internships, per semester, up to 15 hours per week.

Columbia University Press is looking for interns to work in several departments including Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights, or Publicity. You will have the opportunity to assist on a range of tasks relating to the publication of academic books in a variety of fields including literary studies, translation, journalism, social work, continental theory, film, food, and history. We're looking for someone who is responsible, committed, detail oriented and has a career interest in publishing. This is a paid internship, which may also be eligible for course or program credit.

Please send a cover letter and resume, to:

Please specify in the subject which department you are interested in (Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights, or Publicity.)