Senior Publicist

New York
Aug 20, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Human Resources
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Senior Publicist to create campaigns for a variety of titles in the Ecco, Amistad and Harper imprints.

The Senior Publicist:
• Works independently publicizing books and authors of both fiction and nonfiction, ranging from poetry to cookbooks.
• Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing proper angles and pitches.
• Briefs authors on how to handle interviews.
• Schedules author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site events involving third party partners.
• Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online.
• Writes press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a book’s campaign.
• Works closely with marketing, sales, online marketing, and editorial

• Significant prior work experience in publicity, with an emphasis placed on booking top-line media in both traditional and digital outlets and author tours
• A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
• An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
• Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers
• A deep understanding of the digital media space, including bloggers and social media
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Ability to act as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, authors and other opinion formers to reinforce the reputation of HarperCollins as a major, innovative publisher
• Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
• A college degree or equivalent experience

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: