Publicist, DK Publishing

New York
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Human Resources
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Publicist to execute publicity campaigns for approximately 10-12 DK titles each season. This person will be responsible for writing press materials, researching media outlets, pitching books to the media and securing press coverage, and handling all award submissions for DK titles.

Additional responsibilities include:
1. Attending weekly publicity, sales, and marketing meetings
2. Processing invoices and track departmental expenses against set budgets
3. Attending local bookstore and press events when necessary
4. Assisting senior members of the department on their projects

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
- 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
- At least 2 years of book publicity experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Proficiency with various social media platforms
- Ability to travel up to 5% of the year domestically via plane, train, and/or car
- Experience with Publicity Assistant and SAP a plus

DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages. Publisher of the #1 New York Times bestseller LEGO ® Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, and of the national best sellers Do Not Open, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide among others, DK also publishes the award-winning Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames and Rough Guides are divisions of DK, a member of Penguin Group.

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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