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.