Publicity Assistant, Basic Books

Publicity New York, New York


Basic Books is seeking a highly-motivated Publicity Assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting nonfiction titles, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a strong focus on details and deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Director of Publicity on a wide array of nonfiction titles
  • Create innovative press materials including press releases, pitch letters, and Q&A's
  • Provide support to the publicity department via general administrative responsibilities
  • Coordinate booksellers for all non-bookstore/off-site author events
  • Assist with organizing media and events for high profile authors, and conduct appropriate follow-up for select assigned titles
  • Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or equivalent college degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proven interest in the book industry and news media
  • Knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is a plus
  • Prior publishing experience is a plus