Publicity Manager

New York
Mar 29, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Mr. Human Resources
Full Time
Harlequin Books is seeking an experienced, creative, ambitious, and ultra-organized Publicity Manager who will be responsible for developing and implementing publicity plans for newly expanding commercial literary and contemporary fiction titles. S/he will have a successful track record in publicizing fiction titles and comfortable working with authors. S/he is responsible for implementing all aspects of a publicity campaign, from writing press materials to organizing author tours and special events. In addition, s/he will be knowledgeable of consumer and trade media with established relationship with both national and local media. Lastly, s/he will be web and social-media savvy, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Additional responsibilities include:

- Work closely with authors, other members of the publicity team, the marketing department, and editors.
- Organizing and attending national book tours and author appearances.
- Pitching national and regional print and online media for coverage.
- Securing national and regional TV and radio interviews.
- Creating press materials including releases, author bios, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

- BA or BS in public relations, communication, journalism, or related field is required.
- Minimum 5-7 years prior book publicity experience.
- Experience with fiction book publicity preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Strong organizational skills, business integrity, decisiveness, flexibility and adaptability and strategic thinking.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Cision, Publicity Assistant & Social media.

Please apply through our online system at For new candidates, please create your profile and make sure to include a résumé and cover letter.

Harlequin is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.