Associate Publicist, Ten Speed Press

Jan 14, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
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
Ten Speed?s Associate Publicist, focused on Cookbooks, will work with an established, well-organized department to publicize, market, and promote Ten Speed?s critically acclaimed, award-winning and eclectic list to members of the media as well as conduct direct-to-consumer campaigns. The Associate Publcist will assist senior publicity staff with press publicity for upcoming food + drink titles, organize book tours, and assist with daily departmental operations.

An award-winning publisher of adventurous and enduring books on food, career, humor, health, family, gardening, and more, Ten Speed Press is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., and located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Responsibilities included:
?Write press materials, press kits, review mailings, pitch letters and other promotional materials
?Promote books/authors to media (radio, TV, magazines, online sources, etc)
?Organize tours, events, appearances and travel arrangements for editors/authors to publicize books and to generate sales
?Act as liaison with authors/editors in handling questions about review copies and progress of tour
?Attend publicity and marketing meetings, offer suggestions and contribute to strategy
?Seek out new media outlets for promotion of new books; makes initial call and follows up on leads
?Stay competitive by reading books/travel magazines/newspaper food and travel sections, media and publicity, and promoting pop culture
?Compile media news clips and press coverage of books for distribution to division departments
?Handle general inquiries about division?s products and compete special projects as assigned

Our requirements
Candidates must have 1-2 years of experience in publicity and have the ability to work independently.

Must have excellent initiative, communication skills, organizational skills, and exhibit strong creative thinking. Knowledge of cookbook marketplace and competition preferred.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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