Assistant Director of Publicity-Young Readers

New York
Jan 11, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Publicity to create and execute major publicity campaigns with the Young Readers Group. This person will work with high-profile authors on major media campaigns, help develop publicity strategies for upcoming titles, and cultivate and maintain strong media relationships with book producers and editors.

Additional responsibilities include:
1. Organizing and attending national book tours and author appearances
2. Pitching national and regional print and online media for coverage
3. Securing national and regional TV and radio interviews
4. Drafting press materials including releases, author bios, etc.
5. Managing junior staff members

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 5 years related experience, preferably within children’s book publicity
- Established media contacts
- Experience working with high-profile, celebrity authors
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
- Excellent supervisory skills and ability to manage a staff
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to travel up to 5% of the year by car, train, and/or plane

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.

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