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Publicity Manager, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
posted: July 16, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

The Publicity Manager 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. The Publicity Manager will also work with the Publicity Director on organizational efforts for the team.

Responsible for implementing original and compelling publicity plans for lead titles each season through media campaigns, industry events, and author tours
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 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 national media, regional media and bookstore contacts
Foster strong interpersonal relationships with LBYR authors and illustrators
Travel selectively with author and illustrators to facilitate book tours and appearances
Present campaign plans and results in meetings with senior staff in a thoughtful, prepared and articulate fashion

B.A. or B.S. in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field
7+ years experience working in a professional public relations or media environment, preferably in children’s publishing
Established relationships with media contacts who cover books and book publishing
Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors and in-house constituencies
Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines while managing multiple priorities
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

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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