Job opening detail :
Publicist - Da Capo Lifelong Books
posted: Feb. 5, 2018
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus
Full Time
Boston, MA

Responsible for planning and implementing original and compelling publicity campaigns for a diverse list of cooking, health, parenting, sports, practical business, and self-help titles (hardcover and trade paperback formats) each season through traditional and online media outreach and author events
Create galley letters, press releases, author Q&As, and media lists with a goal of securing national, regional, and local media in print, broadcast, and select online outlets
Orchestrate and oversee radio and TV interviews, off-the-book-page coverage, reviewer outreach, and select author appearances at bookstores and other appropriate venues
Communicate with editorial, marketing, sales, and subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title
Strengthen and develop media contacts in addition to establishing and maintaining strong relationships with authors


Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of 3-5 years of publicity experience with extensive media contacts, a well-rounded knowledge of trade book publishing, the ability to assemble all logistics of a multi-city book tour, and a strong interest/background in the type of books Lifelong publishes
Superb verbal and written communication skills for interactions with media, authors, literary agents, and in-house colleagues
Familiarity with—and solid contacts at—a wide variety of print and broadcast media outlets
Effective organizational and project management skills and proven ability to work well under pressure
A self-motivated, hands-on, creative, results-oriented individual with strong initiative and judgment and the ability to multi-task and attend to details in a fast-paced environment
The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
A leader who possesses a style that will create trust and confidence
About Our  
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1.

HBG’s bestselling authors include Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Michael Connelly, Amy Cuddy, Jeffery Deaver, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Shannon Hale, Elin Hilderbrand, Mark Hyman, T.D. Jakes, Sebastian Junger, John Maxwell, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, J.R. Moehringer, Joel Osteen, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Patterson, Randy Pausch, David Perlmutter, Jerry Pinkney, Keith Richards, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Stacy Schiff, David Sedaris, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Donna Tartt, Scott Turow, David Foster Wallace, Brent Weeks, Tom Wolfe, and Malala Yousafzai.
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