Publicist/Senior Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 25, 2010
Closes
Feb 24, 2010
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
The Penguin Press is currently seeking a Publicist/Senior Publicist to execute independent publicity campaigns and multi-city author tours while developing and maintaining relationships with the media. Among other responsibilities, the Publicist/Senior Publicist will effectively secure national and regional media in major tour markets; develop and maintain relationships with producers, editors, and book reviewers; discover new media outlets; create press materials; and coordinate and implement all aspects of national and regional author tours.

The Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing literary nonfiction and select fiction. Its distinguished roster of authors include, among others, John Berendt, Ron Chernow, Steve Coll, Ruth Reichl, James M. McPherson, Alan Greenspan, Michael Pollan, Thomas Pynchon, Thomas E. Ricks, Frank Rich, Mark Helprin, David Nasaw, Zadie Smith, Gordon Wood, Maira Kalman, Jerome Groopman, James B. Stewart, Samantha Power, Daniel Yergin, Bryan Burrough, Niall Ferguson, Michael Kimmelman, Roger Lowenstein, Claire Tomalin, and Eric Schlosser.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

- Minimum 3 years prior publicity experience working in serious non-fiction and fiction; minimum 4 years to be considered at the senior level
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Publicity Assistant, and Cision MediaSource (Bacons)
- Familiarity with digital media and social networking sites.

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. No phone calls, please.

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