Senior Publicist

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive salary + Benefits
Aug 16, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC


Position Description: 

Tom Doherty Associates is seeking a Senior Publicist to work on titles for the imprint. Reporting to the TDA Publicity Manager, this individual will be a key team member responsible for creating and executing multiple publicity campaigns for science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas and novels. 

Major Responsibilities:

• Creating original and compelling publicity campaigns for multiple titles per season
• Planning and executing multi-city book tours and author appearances, including coordinating book signings, arranging travel and creating comprehensive tour schedules
• Pitching and securing top national and local media, including print, radio, television, and online outlets
• Writing press materials, including compelling press releases and creative pitch letters
• Working closely with staff, as well as the publicity team, authors, publishers, editors, sales and marketing teams
• Develop, cultivate and maintain substantive relationships with media
• Representing at industry events, conferences and trade shows
• Helping to coordinate content for and contributions to newsletter

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Demonstrated booking and author tour management skills. 
• Established network of broadcast, print, and digital contacts. 
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently 
• Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment 
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong work ethic and critical thinking skills 
• Motivated and detail-oriented

Experience Needed:

• 3-5 years of publicity experience with a well-rounded knowledge of trade book publishing

Educational Background Required:

• College degree

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