Hachette Book Group


Publicist/Senior Publicist, Basic Books

1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States, 10104

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 06/07/2017

Basic Books is seeking a highly-motivated, creative Publicist/Senior Publicist to join our close-knit publicity team in securing national media attention for our serious nonfiction titles in categories such as History, Science & Mathematics, Politics, Business, Economics, etc. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic about promoting nonfiction titles, has a desire to take on more responsibility, shows initiative in shepherding his/her own projects through the publicity process, and has a proven track record of creating and executing successful book publicity campaigns.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles, as necessary
  • Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts
  • Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary
  • Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches
  • Collaborate with authors on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors
  • Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint
  • Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title


Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years prior book publishing or publicity experience
  • Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Facebook

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