Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Dec 19, 2013
Closes
Jan 18, 2014
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Our General Books Group is looking for a Publicist to manage all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3 titles a month under limited supervision. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of titles included in the William Morrow, It Books, Harper Voyager, and Avon imprints.

Responsibilities
• Publicize books and authors; schedule interviews with broadcast and print media.
• Book local and national publicity in broadcast and print media as well as bookstore tours.
• Brief authors on how to handle interviews, develop media contacts, and accompany authors on interviews.
• Write press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials relating to tours.
• Coordinate all publicity activities on assigned titles from the mailing of galleys to the development of proper angles and pitches; schedule and plan bookstore appearances and special events; coordinate publicity updates for division and sales force.
• Schedule/book author travel.

Qualifications
•4 year college degree or equivalent business experience
•2-3 years prior relevant work experience - including booking experience, thorough familiarity with the media, and experience with paperbacks
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Must be detailed-oriented, well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word
•Experience with both nonfiction and fiction a plus

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.

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