Senior Publicist/Publicity Manager, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publicity New York, New York


Description

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) is seeking a Senior Publicist or Publicity Manager, depending on experience, to join our dynamic and collaborative team. The Senior Publicist will report to the Executive Director of Publicity, and is responsible for creating and independently implementing event and media efforts for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) authors and illustrators, working on titles for readers ages 0-18.

LBYR is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment in which our publishing team can learn, grow, and thrive. We publish about 200 books a year for readers ages 0-18, including picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as brand/licensed properties. LBYR is the home of numerous award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Holly Black, Sophie Blackall, Peter Brown, Chris Colfer, Vashti Harrison, Grace Lin, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Trenton Lee Stewart, and Malala Yousafzai.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for implementing original and compelling publicity plans for key titles each season through media campaigns, industry, and author events
  • Create press releases, pitch letters and media lists with a goal of securing national and regional coverage in print, broadcast, and online outlets
  • Orchestrate author tours, pre-publication buzz tours, media lunches, industry events, and local author appearances
  • Communicates with editorial and sales departments as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title
  • Strengthen and develop media and bookstore contacts
  • Spearhead author involvement at literary festivals, building rapport with festival organizers
  • Foster strong relationships with LBYR authors and illustrators

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a professional public relations or media environment,
  • Established relationships, or the ability to develop relationships, with media contacts who cover children’s books
  • Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors and in-house constituencies
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Should have a passion for books, particularly children’s literature
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments
  • Self-motivated, persistent, goal-oriented individual
  • Effective organizational and project management skills

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The compensation range for this position is: Senior Publicist: $60,000 - $65,000, Publicity Manager: $65,000-$75,000.  Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location — talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.

The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.