HarperCollins Publishers




Job Title: Publicist Canada
Department: Publicity
Reporting To: Director, Publicity

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Publicity, the successful candidate will manage all aspects of publicity campaigns for adult books across all lists, including Canadian and international books.


Major Accountabilities:

o Develop and maintain relationships with broadcast, print and online media to secure reviews and features
o Develop and maintain relationships with festival directors and booksellers
o Create press materials including press releases, pitch letters, interview topics/questions
o Secure reviews, interviews and other coverage in print, broadcast and online
o Pitch events with festivals and established event series
o Plan and execute multi-city tours in Canada
o Manage budgets for individual budgets
o Liaise with the marketing and sales departments on book campaigns
o Coordinate media mailings
o Cultivate author relationships


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

o Minimum 1 - 3 years of experience in publicity/public relations
o Post-secondary education in a related field. Publishing Program Certificate would be an asset
o Good standing relationship with Canadian media and booksellers
o Knowledge of Canadian publishing industry
o Attention to detail
o Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
o Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of books
o Able to multi-task, determine priorities, and remain cool under pressure
o Must have excellent phone and computer skills
o Strong written and oral communication skills
o Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed
o Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
o Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
o A valid driver’s license would be an asset


HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
HarperCollins is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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