Senior Publicist

New York
Sep 02, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Becca Levenson
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.


-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.