Title
Publicist
Employer
Macmillan
Location
New York, NY 10010
Date Posted
01/04/2017
Description

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor/Forge Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Position Description:

Tor/Forge Books seeks a highly-motivated and creative Publicist to join its publicity team. The ideal candidate will have three years of publicity experience, possess excellent writing and organizational skills, be familiar with key print, broadcast and electronic media, and have a successful track record in publicizing fiction and some non-fiction. Creative ideas for digital marketing strategies a plus.

Major Responsibilities:

• Pitching to the media to secure coverage (print, radio, online, TV)
• Writing press releases
• Targeted galley and review copy mailings
• Coordinating author tours and events
• Coordinating blog tours
• Communicating with authors

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Experience at multitasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent computer skills, specifically Excel

Experience Needed:

• Three years book publicity experience

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelors degree

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