Publicist/Senior Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 13, 2012
Closes
Oct 13, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Publicist OR a Senior Publicist to create campaigns for a wide variety of titles in the William Morrow, Avon, Harper Voyager, and Impulse imprints.

The Publicist/Senior Publicist:
- Books local and national publicity in broadcast and print media, as well as bookstore tours.
- Schedules author travel.
- Briefs authors on how to handle interviews, develops media contacts, and accompanies authors on interviews.
- Writes press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials relating to tours.
- Coordinates all publicity activities on assigned titles.
- Plans special events and coordinates publicity updates for division and sales force.
- Coordinates digital publicity plans for authors (virtual author appearances; blog tours; deploy interactive social media strategies)
- Assists publicity director with brainstorming; coordination of media for author conferences; staffing imprint presence at conferences and conventions; accompanies authors to local NY area appearances.

Requirements:
- Minimum 3 years of related experience at the Publicist level, minimum 4 years of experience at Senior Publicist level
- 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
- 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: http://harpercollinscareers.com.