Publicity Assistant/Associate Publicist, Grand Central Publishing

3.1 Hachette Book Group – New York, NY 10 days ago
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The Assistant/Associate will support the Associate Director of Publicity for Grand Central Life & Style, working on a mix of lifestyle and nonfiction titles, and will serve as a liaison between the division and all types of media, bookstores, and will communicate with high profile authors and literary agents.

  • Write clean, engaging copy for press releases and press kits in a deadline driven environment.
  • Organize and oversee book publicity campaigns, with supervision, from start to finish.
  • Organize tours, events and media for high profile authors, and conduct appropriate follow-up.
  • Communicate with high profile authors and literary agents.
  • Work with production and distribution of digital assets, including chapter excerpts, photos, electronic event invitations, and videos.
  • Serve as a liaison between the division and all types of media, bookstores, websites, and bloggers.
  • General administrative responsibilities include mailing books, answering telephones, photocopying, faxing, filing, distributing in-house materials and maintaining publicity databases.
  • Format and send daily internal email announcement of publicity successes (Hot Books).
  • Interest in book publishing is essential.
  • Prior publishing and/or publicity experience is strongly preferred. Job title is dependent on experience.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills and some knowledge of the media are paramount.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel, the ability to multi-task and attend to details in a fast-paced environment are also essential. Familiarity with Adobe, as well, and creative design skills are preferred, although not required.
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