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Hal Leonard Books
Montclair, NJ
Date Posted
Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is seeking an experienced publicist for a full-time position. The Publicist will be responsible for traditional and online publicity, social media, and working closely with the publisher and sales department on marketing opportunities for books on music, film, theatre, and television. This position is located in Montclair, NJ.

• Plan and execute publicity campaigns, which includes writing press releases, pitching national and local media, cultivating and maintaining relationships with media to secure reviews and features, working closely with authors, coordinating author interviews on TV and radio, and implementing review copy mailings
• Source and cultivate new partnerships with organizations
• Participate in bi-weekly marketing meetings with the sales team
• Work with a team to plan and execute industry events and trade shows, such as Book Expo America and the Audio Engineering Society convention
• Oversee the company’s Onstage & Backstage blog content and podcast episodes and author-created book trailers to our YouTube channel
• Manage content on the Backbeat Books Facebook page and Twitter feed multiple times/day, and offer social media advice to authors

• At least 2 years of publicity experience. Experience with a publishing house preferred
• A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university
• Excellent phone, computer, and writing skills
• Ability to multitask, remain cool under pressure, and deal with high profile authors
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Mac computers
• Competence with a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress
• Knowledge of Cision Media database a plus

About Us
Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group publishes books in music, film, theatre, and television. Imprints include Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Limelight Editions, and Amadeus Press. Recent authors have been Howard Kaylan of The Turtles, Buck Owens, Bruce Swedien, Leonard Slatkin, Steven Sater, Charles Grodin, Alan Parsons, and the cast of The Sound of Music. Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is a division of Hal Leonard Corporation, the world’s largest music print publisher. For more information, visit

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