Publicist

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive annual salary + health, dental, and 401k
Posted
Nov 05, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Our General Books Group is looking for a Publicist to manage all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3 titles a month under limited supervision. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of titles included in the William Morrow and Dey Street imprint(s). 

Responsibilities

  • Publicizes books and authors; schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media.
  • Plan and coordinate author appearances at bookstores, at festivals, and in live streaming outlets.  Book local media in conjunction with events.
  • Briefs authors on how to handle interviews, develops media contacts, and accompanies authors on interviews.
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials relating to tours.
  • Coordinates all publicity activities on assigned titles from the mailing of galleys to the development of proper angles and pitches.
    • Schedules and plans bookstore appearances and special events.
    • Coordinates publicity updates for division and sales force.
  • Schedules/books author travel; advise department members with travel logistic oversight for multi-author events.

Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years prior relevant work experience - including booking experience, thorough familiarity with the media, social media skills
  • Experience with/knowledge of genres including nonfiction, lifestyle, cookbooks, mysteries, thrillers, and women's fiction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detailed-oriented, well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with WordPress and the Adobe Suite a plus
  • Strong detail management skills are necessary to handle multiple publicity campaigns simultaneously
  • Able to travel to author events in NYC

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. Whn you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

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