Senior Publicist – Adult
ABRAMS, New York, NY USA
Work at ABRAMS
ABRAMS seeks a creative, dynamic, and experienced senior publicist to develop and execute innovative title campaigns primarily with comic-arts and graphic novels, but also across all categories including entertainment, fiction, nonfiction, lifestyle, and craft. Strong candidates will have experience with or deep interest in graphic novels, as well as knowledge of the current media landscape and solid grasp on the necessary components to build impactful campaigns. In addition, candidates will have a familiarity working with brand partners, and experience coordinating book tours, in-person/virtual events, and author events at major conventions. Must be a self-starter and team player with strong communications skills who is comfortable communicating regularly with authors and agents, and working closely with in-house departments including editorial, marketing, and sales teams.
This role reports into the Publicity Manager. A hybrid work environment is permitted.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage 10+ titles at a time in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Coordinate all aspects of title campaigns: writing press materials; securing media across all platforms including TV, radio, print, online, and podcasts; planning author tours/events; budgeting; and communicating regularly with authors and agents
Cultivate new media contacts and maintain current relationships; initiate and attend in-person/virtual meetings with press to present ABRAMS list
Schedule author tours and in-person/virtual events with bookstores, institutions, organizations, etc; staff events when necessary
Spearhead author panels and presence at major conventions such as Comic-con and leading book fairs in top markets; staff events when necessary
Communicate detailed campaign plans and updates directly to editors, marketers, publishers, sales teams, agents, and authors
Represent ABRAMS in meetings with prospective authors and contribute feedback on potential acquisitions
5+ years of book publicity experience
Track record of robust media campaigns and proven ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity
Extensive experience working with brand partnerships and coordinating large scale events
Strong knowledge of national and regional media across all platforms
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Muck Rack, and Basecamp
Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books and gift paper products for adults, adolescents and young children, and creates critically acclaimed and bestselling works under the following imprints: Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Noterie, Abrams Press, and Abrams Calendars.
We practice the art of books. At the heart of this practice are the people—creators, colleagues, partners, and readers—who together form a passionate community committed to quality and integrity. We strive to be inclusive in our publishing and our organization, celebrating vibrant voices, cultures, and ideas.
ABRAMS is conveniently located in the financial district, NYC. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, 401 (k) plan, tuition assistance, summer hours and a paid Christmas week of vacation. More information about ABRAMS and our publishing program can be found at our website www.abramsbooks.com.
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