Job opening detail :
Senior Publicist
posted: Mar. 1, 2018
Offered by:
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Join our dynamic General Books Group Publicity team as a Senior Publicist! Under very limited supervision, the Senior Publicist manages all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3 titles a month. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of titles included in the Harper imprints.

- Works independently publicizing books and authors of both fiction and nonfiction.
- Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing proper angles and pitches.
- Briefs authors on how to handle interviews.
- Schedules author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site events involving third party partners.
- Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online.
- Writes press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a book’s campaign.
- Works closely with marketing, sales, online marketing, and editorial.
- Attends prospective author meetings.
- Participates in editorial meetings.
- Works closely with directors on developing creative publicity campaigns.

- 4-5 years of prior work experience in publicity, with an emphasis placed on booking top-line media in both traditional and digital outlets and author tours
- A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
- An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
- Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers
- Experience working on health and wellness books is a plus
- A deep understanding of the digital media space, including bloggers and social media
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
- Ability to act as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, authors and other opinion formers to reinforce the reputation of HarperCollins as a major, innovative publisher
- Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
- A college degree or equivalent experience

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.
About Our  
Since 1817, HarperCollins has helped spread the written word and earned a rich history that few companies can rival. We have brought some of the world’s most notable authors to the forefront including the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harper Lee, Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, William Thackeray, Mark Twain and Margaret Wise Brown, to name only a few. Today, we can still proudly say that authors are at the center of everything we do. But in order to give our authors a wonderful publishing experience, we need great people – people with passion for not only the written word, but for the innovation, growth and change that our industry demands. From our roots as the modest print shop opened by James & John Harper to today’s global publishing house nearly 200 years later, the people of HarperCollins have always been central to our success – for both our authors and our business. As the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, we have nearly 4,000 employees working across the globe to propel our authors forward in the ever-changing world of publishing.
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