Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 04, 2014
Closes
Jul 04, 2014
Contact
Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time
Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher with a catalog of more than 6,000 titles, seeks a Publicist to join our growing team. The Publicist will develop and execute strategies to generate publicity for books and authors by successfully leveraging traditional and digital media outlets.

This includes:
•Pitching and securing media coverage across national broadcast, print, online and radio outlets.
•Developing creative pitches and targeted outreach lists
•Writing press releases and pitch letters
•Arranging events including appearances at local and independent bookstores, festivals, and trade shows.
•Building and maintaining author relationships.
•Actively developing and maintaining relationships with media contacts.
•Communicating effectively internally, with Marketing team and company Executives

The ideal candidate will:
•Have 5+ years of book publicity experience.
•Have strong trade and consumer media contacts.
•Demonstrate a creative, innovative, and resourceful approach to publicity.
•Have a strong knowledge of the marketplace and competition.
•Have excellent written and oral communication, organizational skills and ability to prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines, and follow-up are a must
•Must be well versed and stay current with social media best practices working with networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and related applications.
•Be creative, assertive, personable and persuasive.