Publicist/Senior Publicist, Avery TarcherPerigee (Nonfiction Titles)

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

Penguin Random House is seeking a Publicist/Senior Publicist to work with a wide variety of non-fiction titles.  This position will execute independent publicity campaigns for categories including: self-help, parenting, wellness, psychology, food, etc.  This position will work on several books at a time each season.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

* Plans and executes publicity campaigns that will maximize exposure for authors and their books and manages the campaign budget for their specific titles.
* Pitches and secures top national and regional TV, print, radio, podcasts, and online media.
* Develops and maintains close working relationships with members of the press and seeks out new media outlets.
* Executes successful multi-city author tours, including independently overseeing travel arrangements, confirming bookstore and conference events, pitching local media and managing comprehensive tour schedules.
* Accompanying authors to local NYC based interviews and bookselling events
* Writes pitch letters, press releases, and other creative press material, as well as builds media pitch lists for title projects.
* Works closely with the publicity team as well as authors, agents, booksellers and key in-house departments including editorial, marketing, sales and subsidiary rights.
* Works closely with authors on all aspects of publicity, including briefing authors on how to handle interviews and accompanying authors to publicity engagements.
* Performs general department responsibilities and represents the imprints at various meetings, functions, and industry events.
* Ideally would have experience working on and helping manage authors who have built a brand and/or have written multiple books over a period of time.


* Minimum of 3 years’ experience in book publishing with strong media relations and a keen interest in market trends, a minimum of 5 years’ experience to be considered at the Senior Publicist level
* A motivated and innovative self-starter who is detail-oriented, able to work very well collaboratively, and with a proven ability to demonstrate good follow-up and follow-through
* Ability to meet deadlines, multitask, and prioritize
* Strong attention to detail and organization skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Must be a creative and strategic thinker
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
* Knowledge of Cision, Muckrack, and Publicity Workbench, a plus

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