Senior Publicist-Berkley/NAL

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 20, 2013
Closes
Oct 20, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
We are seeking a Senior Publicist to handle all aspects of formulating and implementing publicity campaigns for hardcover and trade paperback titles for our Berkley & NAL imprints. The Senior Publicist will coordinate nation-wide author tours, organize author events, pitch national and local media, and write press materials.

Additionally, this position will attend in-house publicity and strategy meetings and will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor to junior members within the department.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:
•Minimum of 3 years’ prior publicity experience; strong interest working with books is a plus
•Established media contacts at both the local and national level, including book editors and feature writers
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask
•Strong attention to detail and follow-up
•Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
•Proven ability to work well within fast-paced environment managing multiple titles at a time
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Knowledge of PublicityAssistant and Cision databases
•Ability to travel up to 3 times per year via plane, train, or car
•Prior experience within trade book publishing preferred


Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.