Publicity Manager

HarperCollins Publishers, San Francisco, CA USA

Work at HarperCollins Publishers

Duration: Full-Time

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers is currently seeking a Publicity Manager to manage campaigns for a variety of titles within the HarperOne Group. The position is based in San Francisco and requires someone skilled at building and maintaining media relationships, author relationships, and executing media campaigns and book tours.

HarperOne is one of four imprints in the HarperOne Group, whose mission is to publish books for the world we want to live in. Together the HarperOne Group acquires books that represent a broad and diverse collection of voices, cultures, and perspectives and shares a commitment to publishing books that matter, enlighten, and entertain. HarperOne’s core categories include personal growth, environment, religion and spirituality, science and technology, health and healing, graphic storytelling, and social change.


  • Works to publicize books and authors in various genres including spirituality, religion, personal development, healthy living, business, and mindfulness.
  • Secures and schedules interviews and coverage of our books and authors via national broadcast, print and online media, as well as local market media outlets.
  • Coordinates in-person and virtual author events at bookstores and off-site venues involving third party partners.
  • Builds and maintains strong and collaborative relationships with authors, literary agents, media contacts and other stakeholders.
  • Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local, and online.
  • Acts as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, authors and others to reinforce the reputation of HarperCollins as a major, innovative publisher.
  • Briefs authors on how to prepare for and communicate key messages in interviews and communicates campaign progress.
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters, and other materials relating to a book’s campaign.
  • Works closely with marketing, editorial, and other departments as needed.


  • A minimum of 4-5 years of prior work experience in publicity with an emphasis placed on booking national media in both traditional and digital outlets and author events
  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of the publishing process, relationships with a wide range of producers and reporters, and experience securing high impact press coverage
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, bloggers, media producers, editors, and writers
  • A proven ability to generate creative story ideas, pitch angles, and pitches
  • Experience working with nonfiction lifestyle books preferred
  • An understanding of the digital media space, including podcasts, blogs, and social media
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional and persuasive writing skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • A college degree or equivalent experience

This role is currently based out of San Francisco, California. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When 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.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter on our website:

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at


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