Job opening detail :
Associate Director of Publicity, Simon & Schuster Children's Books
posted: July 15, 2021
Offered by:
Simon & Schuster
$85,000 - $95,000
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing seeks an Associate Director of Publicity for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, and Beach Lane Books. The Associate Director of Publicity will execute publicity campaigns for high-profile children’s and young adult releases, and will work closely with the Senior Director of Publicity on organizational efforts for the team.

Responsibilities include:

Developing overall media strategy and messaging for titles;
Meeting with national media to pitch seasonal lists placing original author essays with top tier publications;
Announcing new acquisitions;
Orchestrating author tours, pre-publication tours, industry events, and local author appearances;
Presenting campaign plans and results in internal sales meetings;
Traveling selectively with authors for book tours and festivals/conferences; and helping direct the day-to-day functions of the department.

Previous experience must include:

7+ years of prior book publicity experience at a major children’s publishing house;
Established relationships with media contacts who cover books and book publishing;
Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors and internal departments;
Experience with all facets of a national publicity campaign, from book acquisition announcements to securing national media interviews to conducting multi-city national tours;
Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities;
Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments;
Self-motivated, persistent, and goal-oriented individual;
Effective organizational and project management skills
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