Publicity Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jul 09, 2012
Closes
Aug 08, 2012
Contact
Alexis Bressler
Duration
Full Time

We are seeking a Publicity Manager to join our Childrens Publicity team. This position will be responsible for creating and executing major publicity campaigns for a variety of titles from picture books to young adult novels across all imprints of Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group.

Major Responsibilities:

Planning multicity book tours and author appearances, including coordinating book signings, arranging travel, creating comprehensive tour schedules and accompanying authors to events.

Pitching and securing national and regional TV, print, radio and online media for a wide variety of titles.

Writing press materials, including compelling press releases and creative pitch letters.
Researching new media outlets and creating targeted mailing lists.

Working closely with the publicity team, as well as authors, publishers, editors, sales and marketing teams.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

Strong relationships with media contacts and a creative approach to pitching.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be detailed-oriented, well-organized and able to manage multiple priorities.
Proven ability to book top national media.

Experience Needed:

5+ years book publicity experience required.
Experience in childrens publishing preferred.

Educational Background Required:

4-year college degree or equivalent business experience.







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