Job opening detail :
Publicist- Young Readers
posted: Feb. 11, 2019
Offered by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, one of the world's leading publishers, is seeking a Publicist at HMH Books for Young Readers.

The person in this position will develop and implement publicity campaigns for assigned titles and identify top media targets; write and design effective press releases, pitch letters and follow up emails; arrange author tours, secure interviews, reviews, and feature coverage for titles; and cultivate and maintain relationships with media, online influencers and bloggers.

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are required, as are an excellent phone manner and the ability to handle multiple tasks. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and active in social media. We're looking for someone who loves and has a strong knowledge of children s and young adult books, is creative, and can add expertise to our terrific team.

Minimum requirements:

BA or equivalent, 2 plus years in publicity department, publishing course or internship

Experience in Childrens or Young Reader books preferred
About Our  
For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Tim O'Brien, Natasha Trethewey, Paul Theroux and Amos Oz, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The Whole30®, Weber Grill, Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. HMH Productions, its newly launched division, develops and produces media and licensed products related to brands such as Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
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