Publicist - Basic Books & Nation Books
Perseus Books Group
New York
Date Posted
Position: Publicist

Offered by: Basic Books and Nation Books

Benefits: Health, Dental, 401 K

Duration: Full Time

Location: New York

Requirements: Basic Books is seeking an experienced Publicist with a proven track record of carrying out successful publicity campaigns to join a dynamic and tight knit publicity department working on high quality nonfiction books published by both the Basic Books and Nation Books imprints.

Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 years experience (with part of that time preferably at the Publicist level) with an emphasis on/interest in current events, economics, history, politics, and science. Strong relationships with traditional print and broadcast media as well as online and social media, familiarity with local media in major markets, experience booking author tours, and excellent verbal and written communications skills are also a must.

About Our Company: Basic Books and Nation Books are members of the independently owned Perseus Books Group.

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in current affairs, economics, history, politics, psychology, and science. Basic’s list of influential authors includes John Bradshaw, Richard Brookhiser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Jr., Iris Chang, George Chauncey, Stephanie Coontz, Devra Davis, Michael Eric Dyson, Niall Ferguson, Richard Feynman, Richard Florida, Howard Gardner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Douglas Hofstadter, Edward Larson, Lawrence Lessig, Anthony Lewis, Ernst Mayr, Alice Miller, Orlando Patterson, Samantha Power, Diane Ravitch, Timothy Snyder, Thomas Sowell, Beverly Tatum, Lester Thurow, Elizabeth Warren, and George Weigel.

Founded in 2000, Nation Books is dedicated to continuing America’s long tradition of progressive thought, with titles focusing on current events and politics, international relations, the environment, corporate crime, religion, culture, and economics. Nation Books authors include Ann Louise Bardach, Max Blumenthal, Chris Hedges, Van Jones, Norman Mailer, Walter Mosley, John Nichols, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Scahill, and Gore Vidal.


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