VP & Executive Director, Publicity

New York
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Crown Publishing Group seeks a VP & Executive Director of Publicity to provide leadership, direction, and operational management of a 20-person department.
Position will have oversight responsibility for divisional public relations objectives and work closely with editorial, marketing, business development, and sales departments in developing and implementing promotional strategies for titles and authors across each of the division?s imprints and publishing lines.

Additional Responsibilites:

? Oversight responsibility for all publicity campaigns for the division; develops strategies to launch and publicize titles and properties across wide range of categories
? Develops divisional strategic public relations objectives and coordinates activities with news media to achieve goals
? Acts as primary liaison between imprint publishers & editorial directors on priority issues
? Builds and maintains relationships with national electronic & print media; Meets seasonally with key media to pitch lists
? Meet with prospective authors and evaluate the potential for an author/project
? Responds to miscellaneous inquiries and requests for information

Our requirements
Ideal candidate will be a creative, strategic thinker with broad understanding of publishing and media landscapes. Will enjoy strong credibility with national media, agent community, and other business partners. Will be a team-builder with strong interpersonal, leadership, and collaboration skills. Will be a change agent with demonstrated ability to harness new tools, tactics, and technologies to advance publishing objectives. BA and Minimum of 10 years experience in publishing or related media industry required.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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