Little, Brown and Company is looking to hire an Assistant or Associate Director of Publicity to join our department.
Publicizing approximately 12 titles per season for the Little, Brown, and Company, Mulholland Books and Lee Boudreaux Books Imprints. This includes executing all aspects of a publicity campaign, including managing author tours, booking national and local media, overseeing travel arrangements, and producing events.
Developing and maintaining close working relationships with members of the press (broadcast, radio, print, online, trades, etc.) and seeking out new media outlets, and brainstorming creative ideas on how to best publicize titles.
Working closely with authors on all aspects of publicity, including briefing authors for interviews and accompanying authors to publicity engagements.
Strategizing media lists, creating press materials (full press kits, press releases, pitch & galley letters, author Q&A’s, etc.), and pitching media.
Collaborating with key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights.
Developing and maintaining relationships with booksellers around the country, as well as off-site and lecture events venues.
Supervising and providing guidance to one direct report, with the potential for more managerial duties in the very near future.
Planning and executing author appearances and details for BEA, Regional Trade Shows, author pre-sell events and tours.
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
5 year college degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in book (or related media) publicity
Strong knowledge of national and regional media (electronic and print), with strong established relationships with key media bookers.
Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Knowledge of the media, marketplace and competition
Established relationships with bookstores and some large lecture venues
Ability to escort authors by car, train, or plane as needed, and ability to travel domestically with authors when needed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, etc.
Familiarity with Cision, Net Galley, and Edelweiss