Associate Publicist - Children's Books

115 West 18th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10011

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 06/14/2017

ABRAMS seeks an enthusiastic individual with superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong interest in the children’s book industry to join the ABRAMS team as Associate Publicist for its Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Appleseed imprints. This position reports to the Associate Director, Children’s Publicity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Publicizing numerous books each season, including:
    • creating press materials (press releases, pitch letters, full press kits)
    • generating targeted media lists and executing mailings
    • pitching print, broadcast, radio, and online media
    • Organizing trade shows, festivals, and local author events, which will entail booking travel, drafting author schedules, and local media outreach. 
    • Building strong relationships with a broad range of children’s book authors, bookstore staff, and media contacts
    • Assisting Associate Director with the execution of key PR campaigns, including media and event support


  • 2-3 years of experience in children’s book publicity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about children’s, middle-grade and young adult books
  • Strong project and time management ability
  • Detail oriented with ability to handle multiple, complex projects
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in writing/producing social media content
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Cision
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel with authors, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required


ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid" series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Earth From Above" series. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, 401 (k) plan, tuition assistance, summer hours and paid Christmas week vacation. Visit our website at www.abramsbooks.com

Email your resume to jobs@abramsbooks.com .

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