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Publicity Manager, Little, Brown and Company
posted: Feb. 27, 2018
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY
Little, Brown and Company is looking to hire a Publicity Manager (with a concentration on lifestyle/cookbooks and narrative non-fiction, and the occasional novel).

• Publicizing approximately 15 titles per season (30 titles a year) for Little, Brown, and Company, Mulholland Books, and a new health/cookbook imprint we are launching (details below). 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.
• Planning and executing (in tandem with other members of the department) media events including: launch parties, media/bookseller lunches and dinners and pre-sell tours and events.
• Attending, on occasion, potential author/agent meetings, and providing feedback on the potential media and events interest for those projects.

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• 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

Little, Brown and Company was founded in 1837 and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by many of America's finest writers. Early lists featured Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson's poetry, and Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, all of which are still available today. Bestselling novelists on our Little, Brown hardcover and Back Bay paperback lists include J. D. Salinger, James Patterson, Herman Wouk, Alice Sebold, Anita Shreve, Walter Mosley, Janet Fitch, John le Carre, Jimmy Buffett, Pete Hamill, David Foster Wallace, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer and Michael Connelly. In nonfiction, Little, Brown's bestselling and prizewinning works include such distinguished writers as Nelson Mandela, James Bradley, William Manchester, George Stephanopoulos, Gloria Steinem, the Dalai Lama, David Sedaris, Tina Fey, Malala Yousafzai, John Feinstein, Malcolm Gladwell, and the cartoonist R. Crumb.

Mulholland Books launched in 2010, with a simple goal: to publish books you can’t stop reading. Whatever their form—crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories, non-fiction, even supernatural suspense—the promise of a Mulholland Book is that you’ll read it leaning forward, hungry for the next word. We proudly publish a wide array of writers, including J.J. Abrams, Lauren Beukes, Robert Galbraith, Joe Lansdale, David Morrell, Ben Winters, Joe Ide, Kathleen Kent, Attica Locke, Caleb Carr, Walter Mosley and Jim Thompson.

More on our newest imprint, below (name still pending!):

Tracy Behar Named VP, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of New Imprint at Little, Brown and Company

OCTOBER 30, 2017, NEW YORK, NY – Reagan Arthur, SVP and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Tracy Behar has been named VP, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of a new imprint devoted to health, lifestyle, psychology, and science. The imprint, still to be named, will launch in the Fall of 2018, and will include an additional editor and dedicated marketer.

“With so many evolving opportunities in these categories, we’re eager to increase Little, Brown’s presence in this growing market, and to have Tracy Behar leading the way,” said Arthur. “It would be impossible to find an editor more highly regarded by her authors, their agents, and her colleagues than Tracy. Throughout her career she has consistently published books that are useful, informative, inspirational – and hugely successful. With an impressive roster of authors that includes Mark Hyman, David Perlmutter, Amy Cuddy, Nicholas Christakis, John Ratey, Andrew Weil, Amy Myers, Sue Johnson, Roy Peter Clark, and many more, Tracy has proven her ability to identify, edit, and publish books of lasting value and significance. She is also a joy to work with and a mentor to us all. I couldn’t be more thrilled to know that she will be expanding her role and bringing even more important books into the world, for years to come.”

Tracy Behar’s books have been #1 bestsellers and their multiple awards include Books for a Better Life, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing award. Behar said, “It’s been a joy to build my list at Little, Brown, with the best colleagues in the business. I couldn’t be more excited to take on this expanded role, to continue to grow my existing authors, and to work with new authors on books that will change the way we think, feel, and live.”
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