Job opening detail :
Publicist/Senior Publicist, Basic Books
posted: Mar. 12, 2019
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

Basic Books is seeking a highly-motivated, creative Publicist/Senior Publicist to join our close-knit publicity team in securing national media attention for our books and authors. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic about promoting nonfiction titles, has a desire to take on more responsibility, shows initiative in shepherding his/her own projects through the publicity process, and has a proven track record of creating and executing successful book publicity campaigns.


Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles, as necessary
Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts
Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary
Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches
Collaborate with authors on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors
Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint
Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title


3+ years prior book publishing or publicity experience, preferably in trade publishing
Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape
Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
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