Our General Books Group publicity department is currently seeking a Publicity Manager to create campaigns for a wide variety of titles within the ItBooks imprint. ItBooks specializes in books by celebrities and high-profile authors and areas including entertainment, pop culture, music, television and film tie-ins, style, fashion, sports as well as heavily illustrated art and design books. The Publicity Manager: - Works independently publicizing books and authors of popular culture, celebrities, and design.- Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing proper angles and pitches.- Briefs authors on how to handle interviews.- Schedules author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site events involving third party partners.- Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online.- Writes press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a book’s campaign.- Works closely with marketing, sales, online marketing, and editorial.- Supervises an Assistant Publicist. Requirements: - 4-5 years prior work experience in publicity, with an emphasis placed on booking top-line media in both traditional and digital outlets and author tours - A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches - An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines - Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers - Experience working with celebrities, pop culture projects, memoirs, music and design books - A deep understanding of the digital media space, including bloggers and social media - Ability to work in a collaborative team environment - Ability to act as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, authors and other opinion formers to reinforce the reputation of HarperCollins as a major, innovative publisher - Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills - Excellent organization skills and attention to detail - A college degree or equivalent experience To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.