Job opening detail :
posted: Feb. 11, 2021
Offered by:
Apollo Publishers
Full Time
New York, NY
Apollo Publishers is seeking a dynamic, media savvy, and motivated Publicist with prior publishing PR experience.

Apollo Publishers is an exciting publishing house specializing in adult trade nonfiction. Our carefully curated list includes narrative and visual books, all with timely and topical hooks. Please review the kinds of books we publish before applying, see

The Publicist role will allow hands-on experience as part of a small team, and the ability to play a central role in all stages of the promotion process. The Publicist will report directly to the publishers, and must be able to take the initiative and work efficiently in a small company environment.

Job responsibilities will include:
- Create and execute traditional and digital media campaigns
- Prepare press materials, pitch letters, and media lists
- Manage marketing materials such as galleys, cards, and posters
- Plan and execute author appearances
- Coach authors on successful media practices
- Assist with online advertising
- Promote backlist titles on an ongoing basis
- Advocate for books, authors, and Apollo Publishers

The successful candidate will:
- Have a history of executing successful PR campaigns
- Have personal relationships with key media producers and editors
- Be able to shift seamlessly between traditional and online publicity
- Regularly consume media from across the cultural landscape
- Display a clear understanding of the relationship between media and sales
- Be excited to contribute to the growth of a small company
- Be creative, driven, and goal-oriented
- Love nonfiction books

- Bachelor's degree
- At least 3 years prior PR experience in publishing
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Comfort on the phone, in email, and in person
- Proven organizational skills
- Consummate professionalism and a record as both a team player and a self-starter
- Digital savviness: comfort with databases and email; html a plus
- Experience with Cision, Edelweiss, NetGalley, and BookScan; LightningSource and Amazon Services a plus
- Ability to work regular hours in our Manhattan office with occasional evening and weekend events
About Our  
Apollo Publishers prides itself on being an exciting new addition to the mostly staid publishing world and having proven itself to be nimble and effective. We value editorial excellence and book discovery. We believe every book deserves individual attention and a chance to shine.

Apollo was conceived of in 2016 by two publishing industry veterans. It published its first title in early 2018 and has regularly published books since then. It will publish approximately twenty books in 2021, and then expand its publishing program. Its books are carefully chosen and its list well-curated. Apollo has two publishers, an assistant editor, a sales manager, an art director, and a foreign rights agent. Distribution into all major retail and specialty sales channels nationwide is by Ingram Publisher Services; ebook editions are created in-house and also distributed through IPS. Audio and foreign language editions are sold via subrights.
Human Resources
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to
Job #:
<< Job Board
home  |  contact us  |  FAQ  |  site guide  |  help