Senior Publicist, Random House Children_s Books

Aug 26, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. 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
Random House Children's Books seeks a Senior Publicist to join its team. The Senior 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, radio and online outlets
-Developing creative pitch angles and targeted outreach lists
-Writing press releases and pitch letters
-Arranging events, including appearances at book festivals, local bookstores and regional trade shows
-Organizing national author tours
-Cultivating and maintains author relationships.
-Actively developing and maintaining relationships with media contacts
-Working closely and communicating effectively internally across all levels of the Children's Division to Marketing / Sales / Editors and Publishing Directors

Our requirements
The ideal candidate possesses at least 4 years of book publicity experience; experience in children's book publishing is highly preferred. Candidates should also

-Have strong national trade and consumer media contacts
-Demonstrate a creative, innovative, and resourceful approach to publicity
-Demonstrate 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
-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

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

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