Job opening detail :
Publicity Assistant
posted: Oct. 7, 2021
Offered by:
Fortier PR
Health; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
Fortier Public Relations’ award-winning 27-person book publicity team is growing and seeking a Publicity Assistant to support and be mentored by our senior publicists.

This is an exciting opportunity to apprentice with some of the industry’s most experienced publicists and to learn the skills required to effectively publicize business and nonfiction books from leading publishers like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins. This is an ideal position for someone who is looking to begin a career in publishing, PR, or agency work. If you are an organized multi-tasker, persuasive communicator, avid media consumer, strategic problem-solver, and detail guru who is hungry for growth, this is the job for you.

This assistant will assist a Publicity Director & Publicity Manager on book publicity campaigns. While the role involves administrative work that requires attention to detail—managing schedules for multiple authors, compiling reports on FPR campaigns, and maintaining campaign trackers—there is certainly room for growth for anybody seeking mentorship in launching their publicity career!

Specific responsibilities include:
● Providing support with high profile author campaigns, including media outreach, creating press kits and galley letters, and coordinating tours (virtual or in-person).
● Maintaining campaign trackers with details of media outreach & bookings.
● Compiling biweekly reports on FPR activity & bookings to be shared with clients.
● Confirming author interviews with various media outlets and relaying all relevant details to clients.
● Seeking publicity opportunities across print, broadcast, and online media for assigned titles, in a wide variety of genres and formats.
● Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with relevant media contacts, including editors, producers, and reviewers.
● Communicating with bookstores, other retail partners to coordinate book purchases.
● Working and communicating closely with authors, agents, and in-house publicists.
● Performing general administrative duties such as coordinating mailings, monitoring media outlets, media database entry, performing online research to acquire publicity contacts, and setting up meetings.

We are currently working remotely, and welcome remote work applicants from anywhere in the U.S. Competitive salary and benefits including health, 401(k), profit sharing plan and defined benefit plan.

To learn more about FPR please visit, LinkedIn, and @BizbookPR. Ready to apply?

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Our project clients have included Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Grant geniuses, 22 Fortune 500 CEOs, economists, 18 #1 bestselling authors like Jim Collins and Tim Ferriss, 33 of the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s leading thinkers including Seth Godin, journalists like Maria Bartiromo of Fox, virtually every publishing house, and the CEOs or founders of Starbucks, Facebook, Google, GM, Southwest Airlines, Zappos, Whole Foods and Environmental Defense Fund. Our award-winning campaigns have been noted by NPR, Newsday, The New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, Book Publishing Report, and PRWeek. So far this year we have already had 27 books hit the bestseller list.
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