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Publicist  
  posted: Apr. 12, 2017
 Offered by: 
Macmillan
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
Position Description:

Tor/Forge Books seeks a highly-motivated and creative Publicist to join its publicity team. The ideal candidate will have up to three years publicity experience, possess excellent writing and organizational skills, be familiar with key print, broadcast and electronic media, and have a successful track record in publicizing a variety of genres including thrillers, commercial fiction and women’s fiction. Reporting to the Director of Publicity at Tor, this individual will work closely with marketing and sales efforts to implement successful campaigns while developing and strengthening media and author relationships.

Major Responsibilities:

• Execute publicity campaigns on a full list of books, working closely with authors, other members of the publicity team, the marketing department, and editorial staff
• Create press materials and secure media coverage (broadcast, print, online)
• Responsible for booking multi-city events, including speaking engagements and bookstore signings, and media appearances in each tour city

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong relationships with key broadcast, print and electronic media
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Experience with multitasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong understanding of social media including Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, and how these platforms can be used to augment successful book publicity campaigns

Experience Needed:

• Minimum of three years book publicity experience

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelors degree
 About Our  
Company: 
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, Flatiron Books, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
 Special  
Instructions: 
Job #  18097
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