HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Publicist - HMH Books & Media

Job Locations US-NY-New York




Join our dynamic HMH Books & Media team as a Senior Publicist! Under minimal supervision, the Senior Publicist handles all aspects of a publicity campaign for approximately 2-3  titles a month, with an emphasis on lifestyle. Our authors include Antoni Porowski, Trisha Yearwood, Jacques Pepin, Priya Krishna, Mark Bittman, Jake Cohen, Dr. Sara Gottfried and many more!




  • Works independently publicizing approx. 2-3 nonfiction titles a month, especially cookbooks and health and wellness books and authors.
  • Schedules interviews with broadcast, print and online media, developing enticing 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 familiarity with lifestyle landscape including food media, lifestyle editors, producers and podcasters
  • A deep understanding of the digital media space, including influencers and social media
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to act as an ambassador and influencer to the media, agents, and authors
  • 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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