Literary Events Coordinator

Location
Brooklyn
Posted
May 03, 2013
Closes
Jun 02, 2013
Contact
Ms. Susanne Koenig
Duration
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.

Responsibilities:
-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 Arena:Susanne@powerhousearena.com

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