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Senior Publicist, Public Affairs/Bold Type Books/Economist Books
posted: July 8, 2019
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY
PublicAffairs/Bold Type Books/ Economist Books, a current-affairs-focused nonfiction imprint of the Perseus Books division of the Hachette Book Group, is looking for a Senior Publicist to join our publicity team. Publicity is of paramount importance to our business model, so we’re looking for a dynamic, creative, enthusiastic individual to help keep our groundbreaking books and authors in the news.

As part of the PublicAffairs publicity team, you’ll handle nonfiction publicity campaigns from manuscript through publication, including creating press materials, planning tours and events, facilitating reviews and feature pieces, booking interviews, arranging travel, and working with our marketing department to create an online and social media strategy for the book. You’ll work with the many organizations associated with our authors, from Participant Media to Accenture to AARP. You’ll also help shape PublicAffairs’ overall publicity strategy through meetings with media, conversations with editors about potential and upcoming projects, and preparing publicity materials for sales meetings.

•Responsible for implementing original and compelling publicity plans for a diverse list of titles each season through traditional and online media campaigns, industry, and author events.
•Create press releases, pitch letters, promotional materials and media lists with a goal of securing national, regional, and local media in print, broadcast, and online outlets.
•Orchestrate and oversee media interviews, reviewer outreach and select author appearances.
•Communicate with editorial, marketing, and sales as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title.
•Strengthen and develop media contacts in addition to maintaining strong relationships with authors.
•Help represent the imprint at industry events such as BEA, ALA, and other large-scale events as required.

•Bachelor’s Degree.
•4-6 years of publicity experience with extensive media contacts, a well-rounded knowledge of trade book publishing, and a strong interest/background in current events, politics, and business.
•Effective organizational and project management skills and proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
•Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors, and in-house constituencies.
•Self-motivated, hands-on, creative individual with strong initiative and judgment.
•Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative or team environments.
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