Job opening detail :
Senior Publicist – Children’s Books
posted: Apr. 9, 2018
Offered by:
Abrams Books
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
ABRAMS seeks an enthusiastic individual with superior communication skills, keen attention to detail, and extensive publicity experience in the children’s book industry to join the ABRAMS team as Senior Publicist for its Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Appleseed imprints. This position reports to the Associate Director, Children’s Publicity.

o Publicizing numerous children’s books each season, including:
o creating press materials (press releases, pitch letters, full press kits)
o generating targeted media lists and executing mailings
o pitching print, broadcast, radio, and online media
o Executing multi-market author tours, including:
o Pitching and communicating with bookstore staff
o Coordinating travel and building schedules
o Securing tour media coverage
o Building strong relationships within the company across departments and with a broad range of children’s book authors/illustrators, bookstore staff, and media contacts
o Traveling with touring authors to conferences and trade shows; attending local bookstore and press events when necessary

Basic Qualifications:
o 4-5 years of experience in book publicity (children’s book publicity a plus)
o Strong media contacts
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Strong project and time management ability
o Ability to work independently on multiple, complex projects at one time
o Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in writing/producing social media content
o Strong and confident Cision user strongly desired
o Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
o Possess a valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel with authors, as needed
o Bachelor’s degree
About Our  
ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books and gift paper products for adults, adolescents and young children, and creates critically acclaimed and bestselling works under the following imprints: Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Noterie, Abrams Press, and Abrams Calendars.

We practice the art of books. At the heart of this practice are the people—creators, colleagues, partners, and readers—who together form a passionate community committed to quality and integrity. We strive to be inclusive in our publishing and our organization, celebrating vibrant voices, cultures, and ideas.

ABRAMS is conveniently located in the financial district, NYC. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, 401 (k) plan, tuition assistance, summer hours and a paid Christmas week of vacation. More information about ABRAMS and our publishing program can be found at our website
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
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