Job opening detail :
Senior Publicist
posted: Sept. 12, 2018
Offered by:
Sourcebooks, Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible hours
Full Time
New York, NY
Sourcebooks is a fast-growing entrepreneurial company seeking impact players and difference makers. We create books that transcend categories and defy odds, and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. We are home to enthusiastic book-loving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways. Story by story, book by book, we have touched over 100 million lives. Join us as we change 100 million more. We are currently seeking a SENIOR PUBLICIST – YOUNG ADULT to join our Marketing Team. The role can be in either our Naperville, IL headquarters OR in our New York City, NY office.

The SENIOR PUBLICIST is responsible for:

*Driving high-level media on key titles that results in sales and awareness impact
*Developing strong, creative, and long-term relationships with the most influential personalities in media, social, and other areas
*Writing highly-creative and effective press releases and pitches that capture the attention of reviewers and media outlets leading to coverage that drives sales
*Documenting and reporting on media coverage
*Personally marketing a selection of frontlist and backlist titles under the supervision of the Marketing Manager – Young Adult
*Creating and managing content for consumer email newsletters and social engagement strategies
*Manage Sourcebooks young adult social media channels including strategy, content sourcing/generation, and analytics
*Develop and execute highly-engaging social campaigns across proprietary and influential channels that builds title awareness for new releases and backlist

We’re looking for an aspiring publicity, marketing and communications leader with:

*A deep passion for the art of publishing and for connecting authors with new readers
*BA in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, English, Journalism or related course of study; experience in publishing or consumer goods marketing and publicity strongly preferred
*Strong writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and work efficiently
*Ability to work independently while maintaining enthusiasm and drive in a high-volume, deadline-oriented position
*Verifiable history of consistently delivering high-impact media for top releases and developing and fostering vibrant and creative social media strategies
*An absolute love for books and belief that books change lives!

We are looking for you to help us grow, and we will help you grow in your career as well. There is huge opportunity to continue to expand your skills and impact, and achieve really big things. This is a
new role on our growing team and there’s no limit to what you can create.
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