Senior Publicist

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jul 25, 2013
Closes
Aug 24, 2013
Contact
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Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Position Description:
Tor/Forge Books seeks a highly-motivated and creative Senior Publicist to join its publicity team. The ideal candidate will have four to five years publicity experience, possess excellent writing and organizational skills, be familiar with key print, broadcast and electronic media, and have a successful track record in publicizing a variety of genres including gaming media. Reporting to Director of Publicity at Tor, this individual will work closely with marketing and sales efforts to implement successful campaigns while developing and strengthening media and author relationships.

Major Responsibilities:
•Develop and execute publicity plans on a full list of books, working closely with high-profile authors, other members of the publicity team, the marketing department, and editorial staff
•Create press materials and secure media coverage (broadcast, print, internet)
•Liaise with and write press announcements for major gaming properties
•Responsible for booking multi-city tours, including speaking engagements and bookstore signings, and media appearances in each tour city
•Assume an active role with monthly #Torchat on Twitter, including creating topics for discussion, releases and moderating

Required Skills / Knowledge:
•Strong relationships with key broadcast, print and electronic media
•Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
•Experience with multitasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
•Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
•Superior verbal and written communication skills
•Occasional travel required—one to two times a year
•Strong understanding of social media including Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, and how these platforms can be used to augment successful book publicity campaigns

Experience Needed:
•Minimum of four years book publicity experience

Educational Background Required:
•Bachelors degree

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