Senior Publicist/Publicity Manager

New York
Jan 17, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
HR Department
Full Time
Basic Books is seeking a Senior Publicist or Publicity Manager to manage campaigns for an average of two books a month in the categories of general nonfiction, history, politics, and science. At Basic you’ll join a collaborative team of publicists with a proven track record of booking authors on major national media, obtaining review attention in major publications and planning dynamic author events.

Responsibilities include:
•Creating and carrying out publicity plans for 10-12 books per season
•Attending seasonal sales meetings
•Writing press materials
•Communicating with authors (prepping authors on what to expect from start to finish of each campaign, sending reviews, brainstorming pitches, etc.)
•Booking local and national print and broadcast media
•Booking events for a limited number of book tours
•Coordinating book sales for authors’ non-bookstore talks
•Posting to social media
•Meeting regularly with media contacts and cultivating new ones

•4 year college degree
•3-5 years prior relevant work experience - including tour booking experience, thorough familiarity with broadcast, print and online media, and experience with non-fiction
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Must be detailed-oriented, well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Cision and Publicity Assistant Database


Please submit a cover letter and resume to