Publicity Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Mar 29, 2013
Closes
Apr 28, 2013
Contact
Mr. Human Resources
Duration
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 http://careers.harlequin.com/. 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.