Senior Publicist

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 02, 2014
Closes
Oct 02, 2014
Contact
Becca Levenson
Duration
Full Time
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.