Senior Publicist, Penguin Young Readers

Jun 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Penguin Random House LLC 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
Penguin Young Readers at Penguin Random House, has an exciting opportunity available for a creative and dynamic Senior Publicist role. The Senior Publicist is responsible for creating and executing major publicity campaigns across all imprints of the Penguin Young Readers groupm including the work of leading and award-winning authors such as John Grisham, John Green, Sarah Dessen, Ally Condie, Richelle Mead, Laurie Halse Anderson, Rick Yancey, Eric Carle, Rosemary Wells, Tomie dePaola, Jan Brett, Anna Dewdney, Anthony Horowitz, and Mike Lupica.

Responsibilities include:

Pitching to national and regional TV, print, radio and online media.
Fostering strong relationships with key media.
Working closely with publishers/editors, sales and marketing.
Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios, and other publicity material.
Arranging and attending author appearances and book tours.
Creating targeted mailing lists.
Cultivating and maintaining author relationships.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate possesses:

- Minimum 3-4 years book publicity experience
- Strong pitching technique and proven ability to generate creative hook ideas
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proven ability to work within fast-paced, deadline driven environment
- Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Publicity Assistant, Cision
- A strong interest in children_s publishing

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

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