Associate Publicist, Orbit

Publicity New York, New York


SUMMARY:

Hachette Book Group’s Orbit division seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Associate Publicist to support the Associate Publicity Director. This role will develop and execute high-impact publicity campaigns for the Orbit and Redhook imprints, with a focus on genre fiction titles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the Associate Publicity Director in developing creative, effective publicity strategies for the division
  • Independently executing publicity campaigns for select titles in each season, including creating press releases and other promotional materials with a goal of securing high-profile print, broadcast, and online media coverage
  • Writing and delivering internal publicity communications; maintaining and updating internal publicity systems
  • Developing relationships with key media and bookseller contacts
  • Coordinating with marketing and editorial departments to maximize effectiveness of campaigns
  • Representing the division at select trade events and conventions
  • Some general administrative duties, such as coordinating mailings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 1-3 years experience in book publishing, publicity, or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; superb interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, prioritize effectively, and demonstrate consistent follow-through
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for science fiction and fantasy publishing
  • Familiarity with NetGalley, Publicity Assistant (or similar systems), and other publicity tools a plus