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Publicist, Atria Books

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 11-04-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Atria Books is seeking a Publicist to join their team. This role will spearhead publicity campaigns for a variety of titles, both fiction and nonfiction, including our Spanish language editions, from the early stages of planning and strategy through publication and campaign execution. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Publicity.

Responsibilities:
• Manage all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3 titles a month
• Pitch and secure top national and regional TV, print, radio, and online media
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with members of the press and seek out new media outlets
• Plan and coordinate author appearances and multi-city author tours, including independently overseeing travel arrangements (when allowed), confirming bookstore events, pitching local media and managing comprehensive tour schedules
• Write pitch letters, press releases, and other creative press material
• Work closely with the publicity team as well as authors, agents, booksellers and key in-house departments including editorial, marketing, sales and subsidiary rights
• Work closely with authors on all aspects of publicity, including briefing authors on how to handle interviews and accompanying authors to interviews and events
• Represent the imprint at various meetings, functions, and industry events

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is highly preferred
• Strong attention to detail to handle multiple publicity campaigns simultaneously
• Must be well-organized and able to prioritize and meet deadlines under pressure
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Thorough familiarity with the media
• Comfortable working independently as well as part of a team
• At least 3 years of experience in book publishing publicity or related media
• Established national and regional media contacts including TV, radio, print and online
• Established relationships with bookstores and some large lecture venues
• Strong public presentation skills
• Must be a creative and strategic thinker, as well as assertive and persuasive
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

FUNCTION: Marketing/Promotions

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.