Job opening detail :
Publicist, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
posted: Feb. 12, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Salary:
Salaried
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
SUMMARY:

The Publicist will create and independently implement event and media efforts for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers authors and illustrators, working on titles for readers ages 0-18.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for implementing original and compelling publicity plans for key titles each season through media campaigns, industry, and author events
Create press releases, pitch letters and media lists with a goal of securing national and regional coverage in print, broadcast, and online outlets
Orchestrate author tours, pre-publication buzz tours, media lunches, industry events, and local author appearances
Communicates with editorial and sales departments as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title
Strengthen and develop media and bookstore contacts
Spearhead author involvement at literary festivals, building report with festival organizers
Foster strong relationships with LBYR authors and illustrators

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

A. or B.S. in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field
3+ years’ experience working in a professional public relations or media environment, preferably in children’s publishing
Established relationships with media contacts who cover children’s books
Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors and in-house constituencies
Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
Should have a passion for books, particularly children’s literature, and knowledge of the bookselling & publishing industry
Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments
Self-motivated, persistent, goal-oriented individual
Effective organizational and project management skills
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Job #:
26161
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