Associate Publicist - DK

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 27, 2014
Closes
Apr 26, 2014
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
The DK publicity department is seeking an Associate Publicist to execute publicity campaigns for approximately 5-7 books each season (alongside a senior member of the team). Do you have at least one year of book publicity experience? Do you enjoy working with fun and varied book titles and formats particularly in nonfiction? If so, this may be the job for you!

Specifically, the Associate Publicist:
1.Executes publicity campaigns for approximately 5-7 books each season alongside a senior PR staff member.
2.Researches media outlets, writes press materials, makes travel arrangements for authors, attends weekly publicity and sales & marketing meetings, and writes weekly “Publicity Report” emails.
3.Pitches books to media in a timely manner and secures press coverage for assigned titles as well as key backlist categories.
4.Attends local bookstore and press events when necessary, and attends conferences and trade shows on occasion.
5.Provides support in writing quarterly corporate communications documents.
6.Handles all awards submissions for DK titles.
7.Processes invoices and tracks departmental expenses against set budgets.
8.Maintains publicity updates in Biblio3.
9.Maintains departmental calendar of events.
10.Assists senior members of the department on their projects.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
•4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
•Minimum 1 year prior book publicity experience required
•Excellent writing skills
•Excellent communication and organizational skills; pleasant phone manner is essential.
•Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
•Strong word processing skills; Publicity Assistant and Google Drive a plus
•Able to travel up to 5% of the year via car, plane or train


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