Job opening detail :
Publicist/Senior Publicist
posted: Nov. 20, 2019
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc
Full Time
New York, NY
Bloomsbury Publishing seeks a Publicist/Senior Publicist that will devise and implement publicity plans for childrens book titles; coordinate publicity events; and maintain relationships with authors, media, and event venues. Additionally, they will:
• Work independently publicizing books and authors of childrens books, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and teen titles.
• Organize author tours with bookstore events and school visits with accompanying media, influencer events, and stock signings.
• Pitch and arrange features with national, regional and local broadcast, print, online media and bloggers, developing proper angles and pitches.
• 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, institutional, and national outlets.
• Work closely with colleagues in marketing, editorial, and sales departments to create a clear and thorough publicity effort for all titles.
• Attend conferences, author interviews and tours as needed.
• 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 2 to 5+ years of experience in publicity with experience or interest in children's books.
• Exceptional and effective communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong relationships with parenting, teen, and top-line national and broadcast media.
• 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 a 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.
About Us
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), Can't 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 children's 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 Renée 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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