Title
Publicist—Lit. Fiction & Translation
Employer
Amazon
Location
New York, NY
Date Posted
12/22/2011
Description
The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting Amazon Publishing’s literary fiction and books in translation. In addition to traditional title publicity and demonstrated expertise in the area of literary fiction, the successful candidate must have an eye for innovation: the Publicist will ideate and drive strategies for books to thrive in the digital age, discovering new ways to connect with readers, including engagement through social media and the blogging community.

The successful candidate should be motivated by a start-up culture and the challenge of building a new and exciting business while leveraging the possibilities of a new delivery platform. This role is based in New York City and will require periodic travel.

Core Job responsibilities:

- Plan and execute publicity campaigns for a diverse list of books in order to drive sales
- Write press materials; pitch and secure top national and local media, including print, broadcast and online outlets
- Create and manage media lists and build strong relationships with key media
- Collaborate with editorial and marketing teams in order to drive successful title

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree

4+ years of book publicity experience
Experience creating and executing highly successful title-based media campaigns

Preferred Qualifications:

Superior communication and presentation skills
High judgment, particularly in narrow time frames
Commitment and dedication to achieving team goals
Pay painstaking attention to important details
Ability to communicate effectively with bi-coastal teams and efficiently manage and problem solve any challenges that arise
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

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