HarperCollins Publishers

Publicist - Children's Books

Job Locations US-NY-New York




HarperCollins Children’s Books is currently seeking a Publicist to join the publicity team. The Publicist will work on a wide variety of bestselling titles across all imprints. The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, collaborative, and able to balance multiple projects at once.


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.


  • Plans and executes author appearances including multi-city book tours, virtual appearances, local appearances, school visits, and special events.
  • Secures national and local media, including broadcast, print, podcasts, and online outlets.
  • Arranges all travel for assigned authors and creates tour schedules.
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to an event/tour.
  • Briefs authors on media interviews, develops media contacts, and accompanies authors on interviews.
  • Attends several festivals and conventions a year and accompanies authors to local NYC media bookings and events as needed.
  • Works closely with the publicity team as well as authors, agents, editors, marketing team and sales team.


  • Minimum 2 years of publicity experience required
  • Experience in Children’s publishing is a plus
  • Proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to travel to conferences/festivals/events as needed
  • A college degree or equivalent experience

This role is currently based out of New York, NY. 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 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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