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Senior Publicist, Adult
posted: Oct. 7, 2019
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc
Full Time
New York, NY
Bloomsbury is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Publicist with a proven track record to carry out successful campaigns for a variety of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles in the adult trade division.

Senior Publicist will devise and implement publicity plans for fiction and nonfiction titles; coordinate publicity events; maintain relationships with authors, media, and event venues.

• Work independently publicizing books and authors of both fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (ranging from current events to history to culinary) titles.
• Devise and implement trade PR campaigns across all media platforms, including digital media.
• Pitch and arrange interviews with national, regional and local broadcast, print, online media and bloggers, developing proper angles and pitches.
• Brief and prepare authors for media interviews, and attend as needed.
• Schedule author tours with traditional bookstore appearances, reading series, and offsite partnered event venues.
• Actively cultivate and maintain media contacts, including national, regional, local, and online.
• Create press releases, pitch letters and other promotional book campaign materials that will successfully achieve media objectives in local, regional and national outlets.
• Work closely with colleagues in marketing (includes digital), editorial, and sales departments to create a clear and thorough publicity effort for all titles.
• Effectively communicate publicity protocols and campaign processes to authors while managing expectations.
• Manage and maintain publicity budget for assigned titles.

• Bachelors degree in a related field and 3 to 5+ years of experience in publicity (part of that time preferably at the Publicist level), with an emphasis working on titles in these categories: fiction, literature, current events, history, culinary, politics and science.
• Experience working with literary and commercial fiction strongly preferred.
• Exceptional and effective communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong relationships with top-line traditional print and broadcast media, as well as digital media and familiarity with local media in major tour markets across the country.
• Proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches.
• Fastidious attention to detail, highly organized, and able to keep to and/or work ahead of deadlines.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent skills in diplomacy, a strong sense of initiative and high level of professionalism.
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow-up and follow-through.
• Ability to think strategically and adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative team environment.
• Possess a strong working knowledge of what is fresh in the media landscape and apply this knowledge to assigned projects and campaigns.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Publicity Assistant, Cision, Biblio, UPS CampusShip, NetGalley, and Social Media technology.

In your application, please include a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the role and relevant experience.

Bloomsbury USA is a general interest publisher of adult and children's books established in 1998 as an American subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing with offices in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. On the adult side, they are the publisher of the bestselling and award winning books Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (National Book Award Fiction Winner), Cant We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast (#1 NYT bestseller, winner of the NBCC and Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award), Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain; as well as works by award-winning and acclaimed writers Deborah Levy, Miriam Toews, Gail Godwin, Daniel Handler, Ross King, Johann Hari, Sam Quinones, Carol Anderson, Mark Kurlansky, and EJ Dionne, Jr. On the childrens side, they are the publisher of the #1 global bestselling author Sarah J Maas, Newbery Honor Winner Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, Michael L. Printz Award Winner In Darkness by Nick Lake, Caldecott Award Winner Gone Wild by David McLimans, CSK Medal and Newbery Honor winner Piecing Me Together by Rene Watson as well as acclaimed works by Emery Lord, Kate Messner, Brigid Kemmerer, Nikki Grimes and Salina Yoon.

Bloomsbury offers competitive compensation and a full suite of benefits including 401(k) match, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, generous PTO, summer Fridays, healthcare savings and flexible spending account, disability and life insurance benefits, and a commuter benefit plan.

Bloomsbury is an equal opportunity employer.

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