Job opening detail :
Publicity Assistant, Basic Books
posted: June 19, 2018
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
SUMMARY
Basic Books is seeking a highly-motivated Publicity Assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting nonfiction titles, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a strong focus on details and deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support Director of Publicity on a wide array of nonfiction titles
• Create innovative press materials including press releases, pitch letters, Q&A's and bios
• Provide support to the publicity department via general administrative responsibilities
• Coordinate booksellers for all non-bookstore/off-site author events
• Assist with organizing media and events for high profile authors, and conduct appropriate follow-up for select assigned titles
• Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide
• Oversee galley creation from requesting copy to routing copy to placing and tracking orders
• Manage Basic’s social media presence by creating content and managing day-to-day postings on social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Qualifications:
• B.A. or equivalent college degree
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Acute attention to detail
• Proven interest in the book industry and news media
• Knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is a plus
• Prior publishing experience is a plus
About Our  
Company:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading U.S. trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. HBG publishes great books for readers of all ages, more than 1,800 new books annually, in all formats—print, ebook, and audiobook—including many New York Times bestsellers. HBG is a dynamic place to work, a fast-paced and fun environment where new ideas in publishing are actively explored and encouraged.
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Job #:
21751
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