Full Time Job

Associate Director Of Publicity, Children's Books

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 10-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards.

It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing seeks an Associate Director of Publicity to execute publicity campaigns for high-profile children's and young adult releases. This position works closely with the executive Director of Publicity and senior publicity members on organizational efforts for the team, and manages a direct report.

Responsibilities include:
• Developing overall media strategy and messaging for titles
• Meeting with national media to pitch seasonal lists
• Placing original author essays with top tier publications
• Announcing new acquisitions
• Orchestrating author tours, pre-publication tours, industry events, and local author appearances
• Presenting campaign plans and results in internal sales meetings
• Traveling selectively with authors for book tours and festivals/conferences

Previous experience must include:
• 5+ years of prior book publicity experience at a major children's publishing house
• Established relationships with media contacts who cover books and book publishing
• Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors and internal departments
• Experience with all facets of a national publicity campaign, from book acquisition announcements to securing national media interviews to conducting multi-city national tours
• Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities
• Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments
• Self-motivated, persistent, and goal-oriented
• Effective organizational and project management skills

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