Job opening detail :
Assistant Publicist or Publicist
posted: Oct. 4, 2019
Offered by:
The Experiment
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus
Full Time
New York, NY
The Experiment is seeking a full-time Assistant Publicist or Publicist to join our fast-growing independent publishing company.

Responsibilities include:

-Assisting in developing and implementing media campaigns and marketing plans for individual titles
-Overseeing media publicity mailings and follow-up via email and phone as required
-Creating press releases, sell sheets, newsletters, postcards, and other promotional materials
-Working closely with the Publicity and Marketing Director on building and maintaining relationships and connections with media contacts across various genres
-Compiling and distributing weekly publicity reports
-Working closely with the Publicity and Marketing Director on coordinating with other departments and maintaining communication with authors
-Maintaining and developing company social media (including blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
-Some assisting in maintenance of publicity and marketing budget
-Assisting in conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing author tours on select titles and planning exhibits at events including BEA and the Brooklyn Book Festival
-Writing, copyediting, and proofreading publicity, marketing, and some sales and advertising materials
-Some assisting in preparation for biannual sales conference and assembling sales kits and materials
-Training and supervising of interns in daily publicity tasks

Applicants for the Publicist position should feel comfortable managing campaigns solo in addition to working with the Director on major campaigns.

We seek a candidate who is extremely curious and attuned to current trends, thinks creatively, is an unceasing initiative-taker and happy to work both independently and collaboratively, and who has superlative communication skills.

Candidates must have:

-A Bachelor's degree
-Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills
-Excellent attention to detail
-Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task across activities and projects
-A strong interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas in which The Experiment publishes
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of Cision, HTML, Photoshop, and InDesign a plus

Publicist candidates must also have:
-1-3 years previous experience in Media Publicity and Marketing Communication, a focus in nonfiction useful
About Our  
The Experiment, operated by its founder-proprietors, has been publishing books since September 2009. We are a collegial, extremely hard-working crew with offices near Gramercy Park in Manhattan. We offer benefits including health, dental, matching 401(k), TransitChek, and bonus. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Jennifer Hergenroeder
220 East 23rd Street
Suite 600
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