Full Time Job

Senior Publicity Manager

Simon & Schuster

Toronto, ON 03-09-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of ''America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.''

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.

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Simon and Schuster Canada is seeking a fulltime Senior Publicity Manager. This person should have a proven track record in creating and executing publicity campaigns and events. A highly motivated team player, the candidate should be creative and have a passion for reading both fiction and non-fiction. The position reports to VP, Director of Publicity & Canadian Sales.

S&S Canada is currently working both remotely and in-person, and the ideal candidate will be based in the Greater Toronto Area.

Please note that only those authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Primary Responsibilities
• Bring, develop and maintain strong relationships with key media, booksellers, festival directors and influencers
• Develop and implement title-specific publicity campaigns for books and authors
• Accompanying authors to events, tradeshows, conferences as required; ability to attend evening and weekend events, and to travel are a must
• Write press materials and pitch and secure media coverage (broadcast, print, online) including cover reveals & book announcements, feature interviews, reviews & round-ups in national and local media
• Build strong relationships with authors and agents and ensure communication as it relates to publicity efforts
• Work closely and collaboratively with in-house departments including editorial, marketing and sales
• Maintain communication with our global offices where relevant for campaign management
• Conceptualize and execute in-person and virtual author events across Canada to engage readers, increase discoverability and further brand S & S in this market

Preferred Qualifications

6+ year experience in public relations, communications or similar field executing campaigns and events.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication and presentation skills
• Possess existing relationships with national and local media
• Experience creating and executing highly successful media campaigns
• Demonstrated tour / event management skills
• Must have excellent time management and project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects under pressure
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently, stay organized and demonstrate good follow-up and follow through

Simon & Schuster Canada is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Simon & Schuster Canada is a division of Simon & Schuster, a part of Paramount Inc., and publishes a wide range of bestselling fiction and nonfiction books for all readers. Our bestselling authors include Genevieve Graham, Rupi Kaur, Beverley McLachlin, Peter Mansbridge, Kate Morton, Liz Nugent, Neil Pasricha, Kathy Reichs, Iain Reid, Jesse Thistle, Ruth Ware, and many more. For more information visit our website at

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmo7e3-3-239-6-58-42 in your application.