The world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Publicist to promote Phaidon’s award-winning titles with a focus in the categories of food, fashion and lifestyle. The position will report to the Publicity and Marketing Director. Responsibilities: -The Senior Publicist will be responsible for successfully publicizing numerous hardcover books each season, with a focus on promoting Phaidon’s food, fashion and lifestyle titles.-Aggressively pitch and secure high quantity of major national and local TV, radio, print and online media that will impact sales.-Consistently build a maintain a deep list of press contacts across categories and media.-Draft press releases, pitch letters and press materials.-Organize events and logistics for multi-city book tours and appearances, including book signings, launch events and lectures.-Develop and maintain positive and ongoing relationships with authors.-Create strategic and innovative PR campaigns for titles well in advance of publication.-Liase with marketing, editorial and sales departments.-Responsible for proactively promoting books and brand via Phaidon’s social media channels.-Some travel required for book tours and seasonal planning meetings.Essential job requirements: -Bachelor’s degree required.-A minimum of 5 years experience in publicity is required.-A wide range of established press contacts in a wide variety of media.-Excellent communication skills - outgoing, creative and energetic with a “can do” attitude.-Strong time-management, writing and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to establish and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.-Careful attention to detail and a high level of professionalism.-Proven experience driving social media campaigns.-Candidate must be based in New York City. Please send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume. A cover letter is required. The candidate must currently reside in NYC area. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.