Sr. Publicist, Random House Children's Group

Location
NEW YORK
Posted
Jul 02, 2013
Closes
Aug 01, 2013
Category
Publishing
Role
Other
Duration
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
SENIOR PUBLICIST ? RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN?S BOOKS
Professional, Full Time, Unlimited, Public Relations, Publicity / Communications, Publishing
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

DUTIES:
Random House Children?s Books seeks a Senior Publicist to join its team. The Senior Publicist will,

-Develop and execute strategies to generate publicity for books and authors by successfully leveraging traditional and digital media outlets. This includes,

-Pitching and securing media coverage across national broadcast, print, radio and online outlets.
-Developing creative pitch angles and targeted outreach lists
-Writing press releases and pitch letters
-Arranging events including appearances at book festivals, local bookstores and regional trade shows
-Organizing national author tours
-Actively develop and maintain relationships with media contacts
-Continuously seek out new and creative opportunities for media coverage
-Work closely and communicates effectively internally across all levels of the Children?s Division to Marketing / Sales / Editors and Publishing Directors
-Additional responsibilities include the creation and editing of author videos, participating in department and divisional meetings, compiling media news clips and press coverage of books for distribution
-May be responsible for managing an Assistant or Associate Publicist

Our requirements
The ideal candidate possesses a minimum of five years of book publicity experience; experience in children?s book publishing is highly preferred. Candidates should also,

-Demonstrate a creative, innovative, and resourceful approach to publicity
-Demonstrate knowledge of the marketplace and competition
-Have strong media contacts and established relationships with bookstores
-Have excellent communication, organizational skills and ability to prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines, and follow-up are a must
-Exemplary writing skills required
-Must be well versed and stay current with social media best practices working with networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and related applications
-Need to be creative, assertive, personable and persuasive


For more information, please visit our web site at:
http://careers.randomhouse.com




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