Publicist-Young Readers

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 28, 2012
Closes
Oct 28, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Join the Penguin Young Readers Group publicity team! We are currently seeking a Publicist to create and execute publicity campaigns across all our Young Readers’ imprints including Putnam, Dutton, Dial, Philomel, Viking, Razorbill, Nancy Paulsen Books, Puffin, and Grosset & Dunlap and ranging from board books through YA novels. This position will work on approximately 20 titles per season and will have the opportunity to work with key authors and campaigns.

Specific responsibilities include:
1.Pitching to national and regional TV, print, radio, and online media and building strong media relationships.
2.Working closely with publishers/editors, sales, and marketing.
3.Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios, and other publicity material.
4.Booking national author tours and local author appearances.
5.Pitching authors for all trade show appearances.
6.Creating targeted mailing lists & assisting with maintenance of the publicity database.
7.Cultivating and maintaining author relationships.

Requirements:
•Minimum 3 years publicity experience; book publicity a plus
•Strong pitching technique and proven ability to generate creative story ideas
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Proven ability to work within fast-paced, deadline driven environment
•Strong organizational skills & ability to focus on details a must
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Publicity Assistant
•Ability to travel less than 5% of the year via airplane, train or automobile required
•An interest in children’s publishing is a plus


Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

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