10018, New York City
Competitive salary + 401(k), medical, dental, vision, holidays + week between Christmas & New Year's
Aug 20, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Publicist, reporting to Group Editorial Director


Skyhorse publishes a broad mix of books. With 49 New York Times bestsellers, more than 8,500 books on our backlist, and with a new distribution relationship with Simon & Schuster we are adding a Publicist. 

In this role you will be responsible for both book and author publicity using your expertise instructing and mentoring editorial staff while advancing Skyhorse’s publicity strategy.  Knowledge and experience of social media campaigns and promotions is also a plus.

A minimum of three years of successful publicity experience with a major US based publishing house is required.  The ideal candidate will have worked on a full range of titles, shepherding best sellers while delivering the same level of excellence to first time authors as to celebrity authors.  Successful use of social media within your role as a publicist is a strong positive.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Formulate and execute publicity plans at a high level of mastery for seasoned imprints
  • Formulate and implement innovative digital publicity strategy
  • Create polished press releases, e-blasts, reports, and other materials
  • Craft and pitch appropriate media in all various forms
  • Liaise with authors, agents, vendors, key media independently
  • Attend author and industry events
  • Utilize and expand network of professional book media contacts
  • Target media opportunities to drive greater sales

To apply, please email with resume, position applying for in the subject line, and cover letter listing your salary requirements. Applications missing salary requirements WILL NOT be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only respond to those candidates we wish to pursue.

This is a full-time position with salary that will reflect both experience and demonstrated accomplishments.  Benefits include 401(k) savings plan with company match, paid time-off and holidays, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Skyhorse Publishing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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