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Publicist, The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine Productions is conducting a national search for a full-time publicist to support our acclaimed live show, Pop-Up Magazine, and weekend magazine, The California Sunday Magazine.

The California Sunday Magazine produces deeply reported stories and beautiful photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. Launched in late 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for seven National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year in 2017, and a winner three times. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, a night of new, live-scored, multimedia stories performed by writers, radio producers, photographers, and filmmakers at large theaters across the country, like the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. We have also collaborated on live magazine performances with Beck, ESPN, and the TED Conference.

Our publicist will ensure that the writers, stories, and ideas in the California Sunday Magazine reach as wide an audience as possible and influence national conversation. This means booking writers on public radio shows, podcasts, and television; circulating stories to news outlets, newsletters, relevant communities, and individual influencers; and imagining creative new ways to elevate the profile of our work.

You will also generate interest and excitement in advance of Pop-Up Magazine’s national tours. Thanks to your efforts, local news outlets, culture sites, and event calendars will alert new audiences to our imaginative “live magazine” shows, and longer interviews and feature stories in local and national media will illuminate our unique form of live journalism.  

And you will work closely with the publisher and editor in chief to imagine and execute an ambitious PR strategy for our young company—implementing consistent branding and messaging across departments, helping build campaigns around membership promotions and new product launches, thoughtfully deploying members of our staff to events and speaking engagements to further help tell our story, and more.

In all our work, diversity is really important to us.

Our publicist will receive health insurance and equity in Pop-Up Magazine Productions, publisher of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. The position is full-time, based in San Francisco. We will consider candidates who prefer to be based in Los Angeles or New York; please note this in your application. 

To apply: 1) Send a resume and cover letter, emphasizing your past work on behalf of media or entertainment companies or other thought-leader brands. And in the body of your cover letter, reply to the following two prompts. 2) Read the following California Sunday story and draft an email introducing the writer and the magazine to a radio or television booker for a potential interview. 3) Briefly outline a PR strategy for bringing a Pop-Up Magazine show for the first time to one of the following cities: Toronto, Detroit, London, Atlanta, or Minneapolis.

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