HarperCollins Publishers

Publicist

US-CA-San Francisco
Category
Publicity

Overview

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HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, seeks an organized, creative, multi-tasking Publicist to handle all aspects of publicity campaigns for multiple titles each month in a busy department. HarperOne specializes in books by high-profile authors and experts including personal development, spirituality, religion, business, and healthy living.

Responsibilities

  • Publicizes books and authors; schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media with a strong emphasis on national media
  • Plans and coordinates author tours/appearances at bookstores and others venues, as well as livestreaming outlets.  Coordinates author travel and local media in conjunction with events
  • Develops media contacts, briefs authors on how to handle interviews, and accompanies authors to local events
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters and additional promotional materials
  • Coordinates all publicity activities on assigned titles from the mailing of galleys to the development of proper angles and pitches
  • Schedules and plans author appearances and special events
  • Coordinates regular publicity updates
  • Manages work within allocated budgets for each title
  • Assists with departmental duties including internship program, galley orders for department, seasonal round ups, etc.
  • Participates in editorial board and collaborates with marketing and editorial

Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years prior relevant work experience - including experience booking media, familiarity with the media, ability to source and research new media contacts
  • Experience with/knowledge of nonfiction genres including personal development, spirituality, religion, business, and healthy living
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detailed-oriented, well-organized, and able to manage priorities under pressure
  • Ability to take initiative and direction
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe
  • Strong detail management skills are necessary 
  • Able to travel to author events in San Francisco 

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

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