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Senior Publicist

Publication or Company 
Industry  Book Publishing, Public Relations
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Experience Level 5 years
Job Requirements The world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Publicist to promote Phaidon’s award-winning titles with a focus in the categories of food, fashion and lifestyle. The position will report to the Publicity and Marketing Director.


-The Senior Publicist will be responsible for successfully publicizing numerous hardcover books each season, with a focus on promoting Phaidon’s food, fashion and lifestyle titles.
-Aggressively pitch and secure high quantity of major national and local TV, radio, print and online media that will impact sales.
-Consistently build a maintain a deep list of press contacts across categories and media.
-Draft press releases, pitch letters and press materials.
-Organize events and logistics for multi-city book tours and appearances, including book signings, launch events and lectures.
-Develop and maintain positive and ongoing relationships with authors.
-Create strategic and innovative PR campaigns for titles well in advance of publication.
-Liase with marketing, editorial and sales departments.
-Responsible for proactively promoting books and brand via Phaidon’s social media channels.
-Some travel required for book tours and seasonal planning meetings.

Essential job requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree required.
-A minimum of 5 years experience in publicity is required.
-A wide range of established press contacts in a wide variety of media.
-Excellent communication skills - outgoing, creative and energetic with a “can do” attitude.
-Strong time-management, writing and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to establish and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
-Careful attention to detail and a high level of professionalism.
-Proven experience driving social media campaigns.
-Candidate must be based in New York City.
About Our Company Phaidon ( is the world's leading publisher of books on the visual arts. Phaidon's beautiful illustrated books are treasured worldwide for their outstanding content and award winning production. Today, Phaidon has over 1,500 titles in print, featuring the finest creative work from leading innovators in all areas of the arts, architecture, design, photography, cinema, travel and food. Each book is designed meticulously and the content carefully curated and edited to showcase creativity and imagination that can inspire us all.