We are currently seeking an Assistant Publicity Director to create and execute major publicity campaigns with the Young Readers Group. This person will work with high-profile authors on major media campaigns, help develop publicity strategies for upcoming titles, and cultivate and maintain strong media relationships with book producers and editors.
Additional responsibilities include:
Organizing and attending national book tours and author appearances
Pitching national and regional print and online media for coverage
Securing national and regional TV and radio interviews
Drafting press materials including releases, author bios, etc.
Managing junior staff members
Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
Minimum of 5 years related experience, preferably within childrens book publicity
Established media contacts
Experience working with high-profile, celebrity authors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Excellent supervisory skills and ability to manage a staff
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to travel up to 5% of the year by car, train, and/or plane
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
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Penguin Group USA - 2 years ago