Job opening detail :
Publicist/Senior Publicist, Hachette Books
posted: Feb. 5, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

Hachette Books is seeking a highly-motivated and creative Senior Publicist to join our publicity team in securing national media attention for our actively publicity-driven list. Our ideal candidate is an independent thinker, enthusiastic about promoting nonfiction titles, has a desire to take on more responsibility, shows initiative in shepherding his/her own projects through the publicity process, and has a proven track record of creating and executing successful book publicity campaigns for non-fiction titles.

The position will afford significant opportunities for candidates looking for wider-than-usual exposure to the over-arching publishing process with the Publicist participating not only in publicity campaigns but in the marketing planning process, Sales discussions, and other HBG company-wide initiatives.


Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles at seasonal meetings, as necessary.
Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts.
Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary.
Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches to tie into news hooks.
Collaborate with authors and agents on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors.
Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint.
Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title.
Participate in the coordination of regional trade shows, festival attendance, award submissions, and more.


4+ years prior book publishing or publicity experience, preferably in trade publishing.
Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape.
Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively.
Experience with social media, blogs, podcasts, and new media preferred.
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