Senior Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 06, 2012
Closes
Sep 05, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
HarperCollins Childrens Books is seeking a Senior Publicist to join its dynamic publicity department.

The Senior Publicist:
-Works independently publicizing books and authors, ranging from picture books to Young Adult/Teen.
-Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing proper angles and pitches.
-Briefs authors on how to handle interviews.
-Schedules multi-city author tours with bookstore appearances and school events.
-Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online.
-Travels with select authors on tour on occasion.
-Writes press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a books campaign.
-Works closely with marketing, sales, online marketing, and editorial; attends regular meetings with editorial groups.
-Works closely with the Executive Director on campaign strategies, positioning of a title and effective pitch angles.

Requirements:
-Significant prior work experience in publicity, with an emphasis placed on booking top-line media and author tours
-A proven ability to generate creative news angles
-An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadline
-Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers
-A broad understanding of the digital media space, including bloggers and social media outreach
-Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
-College-level understanding and use of the English language
-Excellent communication skills, including fluid writing skills



To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com.