HarperCollins Publishers

Publicity Manager - Children's Books

Job Locations US-NY-New York




HarperCollins Children’s Books, is currently seeking a Publicity Manager to join its publicity team.  This candidate will work on a wide variety of bestselling titles across all imprints.  The ideal candidate is creative, enthusiastic, and has a positive, can-do attitude.


HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures and bestsellers such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Hate U Give; series including The Chronicles of Narnia, Ramona, Warriors, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Pete the Cat, Fancy Nancy, Divergent, and Red Queen; and graphic and illustrated novels such as Nimona, Invisible Emmie, and New Kid. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights readers through engaging storytelling across a variety of formats and platforms, including the largest young adult (YA) book community, Epic Reads. You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and www.epicreads.com and HarperCollins Publishers at corporate.HC.com.


  • Spearheads publicity campaigns for authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, as well as franchise/brand programs.
  • Pitches and secures interviews, features, and review coverage with national and local media, including broadcast, print, podcasts, and online blogs and sites.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with media including TV/radio producers, book reviewers, as well as booksellers/event coordinators.
  • Actively develops relationships with new media outlets for potential coverage.
  • Plans and executes author appearances including multi-city book tours, virtual appearances, local appearances, school visits, and special events.
  • Arranges all travel for assigned authors and create tour schedules.
  • Writes compelling press releases, pitches, and other promotional materials relating to a book’s campaign.Briefs authors and editors on how to communicate key messages in media interviews/appearances.
  • Attends several festivals and conventions a year and accompanies authors to media bookings and events as needed.
  • Builds and maintains strong and collaborative relationships with authors, literary agents, media contacts and internal stakeholders.
  • Manages at least one direct report.


  • Minimum 4 years of publicity experience required with an emphasis placed on booking national media in both traditional and digital outlets and author events
  • Experience in children’s publishing or media is preferred
  • Proven ability to generate creative angles, pitches, and secure off the book page coverage
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to represent campaigns to authors, agents and internally in meetings
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail, and time-management skills\A college degree or equivalent experience

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


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.


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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