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Publicity Director
posted: Sept. 25, 2020
Offered by:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible hours
Full Time
New York, NY
Picador, the paperback imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a division of Macmillan, seeks an Director of Publicity to join its publishing team. This role will be responsible for strategizing and executing paperback campaigns and backlist opportunities for writers and ideas identified out of breaking news, topics in the media, anniversaries, themes and other determined initiatives. Able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, our ideal candidate will have experience planning and executing PR campaigns and tours for high-profile writers; have a proven track-record of booking national media and will bring an established network of broadcast, print and online media contacts.

Reporting to the SVP, Marketing & Publicity for FSG and Picador, this role will interact internally with Marketing, Sales and Editorial teams and externally with authors, agents, booksellers and members of the press.

Specific responsibilities include:
*Strategizing, planning and executing publicity campaigns that will maximize exposure for authors and their books.

*Securing national and regional TV, print, radio and online feature coverage for our authors.

*Planning and booking extensive national multi-city book tours (in person and virtual), with bookstores, libraries, schools, and other large speaking venues.

*Working with high-profile talent on book launches, media and events.

*Developing and maintaining strong, trusting relationships with authors and the media.

*Drafting compelling press materials and targeted pitches to introduce books to a large and diversified audience.

*Attending and presenting at weekly sales, marketing, and publicity meetings.

Please consider applying if you possess the following:
-At least 10 years of experience in public relations
-Experience managing others
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Existing relationships with national and regional media contacts
-Experience presenting in front of large groups including internal audiences as well as with outside clients
-Proven ability to meet deadlines
-Strong organizational skills
-Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail are essential
-Understanding of social media as a marketing and public relations tool
About Our  
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
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