Associate Publicist - Nonfiction

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Feb 18, 2014
Closes
Mar 20, 2014
Contact
Mr. Human Resources
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Harlequin is seeking an Associate Publicist with experience in lifestyle book publicity to join its dynamic nonfiction team. The publicist will handle a range of publicity campaigns for our diverse list of titles (memoirs, cookbooks, diet, fitness, self-help and motivational, and relationships) in our growing nonfiction imprint. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, creative thinking abilities, strong communication skills, solid media knowledge and experience with Social Media platforms. S/he must be team-oriented with a positive attitude and will be responsible for:

• Crafting and executing publicity campaigns for assigned titles.
• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, radio, television, and online outlets.
• Writing press materials such as press releases, pitches letters, bios, and other related communications; coordinates review mailings.
• Managing author appearances and tours, including arranging travel, creating tour schedules, and traveling as necessary.
• Fielding a variety of calls from the media and authors.
• Researching and maintaining media contact lists and databases.
• Performing department administrative duties as necessary.

Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree.
• Minimum of 2 years prior experience, preferably in book publishing and publicity.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
• Knowledge of national and regional media (TV, radio, print & online).
• Proficiency with Cision and Publicity Assistant.
• Knowledge of and interest in expanding promotional outreach through social media and other online outlets.

Please register and apply through our online system at https://careers-harlequin.icims.com/

Harlequin is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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