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Publication or Company powerHouse Arena
Job Title Literary Events Coordinator
Industry Book Publishing, Entertainment, Marketing, Public Relations
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Brooklyn, NY
Job Requirements The powerHouse Arena, an independent bookstore and events space in DUMBO, is seeking a full-time Literary Events Coordinator. The Literary Events Coordinator will be responsible for ALL aspects of literary event planning and promotion in the store, from conception to clean-up. There are approximately 150+ events executed each year ranging from 15-200+ participants. The ideal candidate should be outgoing, comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people, social media-savvy, and have a keen eye for literary market trends. Publishing experience a plus.

-Outreach to publishers about potential events
-Creating and distributing press releases for all events
-Managing powerHouse Arena's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc)
-Event promotion through social media and press outreach
-Identifying major books for each publishing season
-Work closely with the Director to coordinate event book orders
-Work with the design department to create a weekly newsletter and a monthly events card
-Event Management: this entails event set-up, introducing authors, and help with clean-up post-event
This is a full time job. Candidates should be prepared to work evenings and occasional weekends.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
-Excellent project management skills to identify, implement, and promote successful events
- One - three years of proven experience in event planning and management (preferably in the publishing field)
- Ability to independently manage a multitude of priorities related to event management
- Creative approach in promotion, partnership creation, and writing to come up with clever ways to connect and promote store events
- An independent, mature individual that can establish and set own priorities, make work plans and execute them with efficiency and speed with little to no day-to-day direction or support.

This is an opportunity to not only work with among a small, dedicated staff to curate a dynamic series of events at an independent bookstore, but also to engage with some of the movers and shakers of New York City's literary community.

Please email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Susanne Koenig, Director, The powerHouse Arena:Susanne@powerhousearena.com
About Our Company The POWERHOUSE ARENA, home to world-renowned art book publisher POWERHOUSE BOOKS, is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City's scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.

In the past years, The POWERHOUSE ARENA has established itself as one of New York City's premier spaces for literary events, and has held luminous and entertaining book launch parties, readings and signings, and ticketed conversations for a host of contemporary literatures most influential voices. Al Gore, Jonathan Franzen, Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, Jonathan Lethem, Nelson George, Edmund White, Colum McCann, T.C. Boyle, Nassim Taleb and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith are just a few of the many prominent writers who have read at The POWERHOUSE ARENA.

The POWERHOUSE ARENA has also become an integral part of Brooklyn's food culture, playing host to cookbook launches for culinary visionaries such as Fatty Crab's Zakary Pelaccio (a 400-guest food event featuring a live band and an entire roast pig), and food memoir launches for Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton and Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson.

Our kids' events cater to the many families throughout the borough and beyond. Weve hosted beloved childrens book authors such as Mo Willems and Peter Brown for Sunday afternoon readings, and we also run a weekly story time for neighborhood children led by ARENA staff.
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