Job opening detail :
Specialist, Brand Publicity
posted: June 11, 2018
Offered by:
Scholastic Inc.
Benefits:
Health, Dental, 401K
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
THE OPPORTUNITY

Enjoy a visible role and work on best sellers and big brands in a fun and fast paced work environment.

JOB SUMMARY

A “hybrid” publicity position that will contribute to growing Scholastic brands and expand key licensed and pop culture publishing programs.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

•Support the VP of Global Brand Publicity & Franchise Strategy to develop and execute “out of the box” campaigns for key properties.
•Be strategic, creative, collaborative and flexible: work closely with clients (talent/authors, brand partners).
•Build a network of ambassadors (bloggers and press in non-traditional platforms) and cultivate relationships (brand partners) to bring projects to bestseller status.
•Work closely with marketing, creative, editorial and sales teams to create customized and strategic events/tours that will generate and sustain buzz for key properties and authors.
•Take responsibility for all aspects of author tours: booking travel, coordinating logistics, etc.
•Write customized press materials/pitch letters.
•Identify and monitor trends and competitive markets.
•Attend key industry conventions (gaming, licensing, etc.) as needed.

HOW YOU CAN FIT

•A minimum 2-4 years of experience in youth media, book PR, and/or brand development.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure, prioritize, and meet tight and constantly changing deadlines.
•Excellent writing, organizational, and presentation skills.
•Willing to travel if/when necessary.
•Demonstrated interest in pop culture, social media, gaming, digital PR a strong plus.
•Self-starter and team player capable of multi-tasking.

Application: We encourage candidates to submit a professional writing sample with their resume.

Some benefits that we offer:

•100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment.
•Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance.
•Tuition Reimbursement.
•Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount.

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic
About Our  
Company:
WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
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Job #:
21697
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