Assistant Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 30, 2010
Closes
May 30, 2010
Contact
Ms. Selina Meere
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Workman Publishing seeks an assistant publicist for its dynamic team to provide publicity support on a variety of campaigns for a diverse list of food and lifestyle titles, both new and backlist. Candidate must have strong interest in publicity, publishing, event planning, and lifestyle books.

Publicity assistant will be responsible for working on publicity campaigns with senior staff, such as assisting with media follow-up, creating tour schedules, writing press releases and pitch letters, prepare promotional material for events, obtaining images for media placements, and coordinating large mailings. Must have excellent phone manners and be able to work under pressure.

Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Work, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. The assistant will report to the director of publicity for Workman Publishing's line of lifestyle titles.

B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior publicity or public relations experience is preferred.

Books, calendars, trends. Workman is a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. Some of our titles include: BRAIN QUEST, What To Expect When You're Expecting, The Cake Mix Doctor, The Silver Palate Cookbook, and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.



Please email resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to Selina Meere, Workman Publishing, selina@workman.com.

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