Literary Events Coordinator

May 03, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
Ms. Susanne Koenig
Full Time
The powerHouse Arena, an independent bookstore and events space in DUMBO, is seeking a full-time Literary Events Coordinator. The Literary Events Coordinator will be responsible for ALL aspects of literary event planning and promotion in the store, from conception to clean-up. There are approximately 150+ events executed each year ranging from 15-200+ participants. The ideal candidate should be outgoing, comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people, social media-savvy, and have a keen eye for literary market trends. Publishing experience a plus.

-Outreach to publishers about potential events
-Creating and distributing press releases for all events
-Managing powerHouse Arena's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc)
-Event promotion through social media and press outreach
-Identifying major books for each publishing season
-Work closely with the Director to coordinate event book orders
-Work with the design department to create a weekly newsletter and a monthly events card
-Event Management: this entails event set-up, introducing authors, and help with clean-up post-event
This is a full time job. Candidates should be prepared to work evenings and occasional weekends.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
-Excellent project management skills to identify, implement, and promote successful events
- One - three years of proven experience in event planning and management (preferably in the publishing field)
- Ability to independently manage a multitude of priorities related to event management
- Creative approach in promotion, partnership creation, and writing to come up with clever ways to connect and promote store events
- An independent, mature individual that can establish and set own priorities, make work plans and execute them with efficiency and speed with little to no day-to-day direction or support.

This is an opportunity to not only work with among a small, dedicated staff to curate a dynamic series of events at an independent bookstore, but also to engage with some of the movers and shakers of New York City's literary community.

Please email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Susanne Koenig, Director, The powerHouse

Please email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Susanne Koenig, Director, The powerHouse Arena.