HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Publicist - Harper

Job Locations US-NY-New York




Join our dynamic General Books Group Publicity team as a Senior Publicist! Under limited supervision, the Senior Publicist handles all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3 titles a month. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of titles included in the Harper, HarperWave, HarperDesign, HarperBusiness, Ecco, Harper Perennial imprints.


  • Works independently publicizing books and authors of both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing proper angles and briefs authors on how to handle interviews.
  • Schedules author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site events involving third party partners.
  • Actively develops and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online.
  • Writes press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a book’s campaign.
  • Works closely with directors on developing creative publicity plans for each campaign.
  • Works closely with marketing, sales, online marketing, and editorial.
  • Provides feedback on publicity potential of book proposals and attends meetings with prospective authors and agents.


  • A minimum of 4 years prior work experience in Publicity, with an emphasis placed on booking top-line media in both traditional and digital outlets and author tours
  • A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of the media and a familiarity with book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers
  • Experience working on both fiction and nonfiction campaigns
  • A deep understanding of the digital media space, including bloggers and social media
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to act as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, authors and other opinion formers to reinforce the reputation of HarperCollins as a major, innovative publisher
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • A college degree or equivalent experience

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.

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through www.harpercollins.com/careers. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.


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