175 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10010
Picador is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking person, passionate about books and media, to join our Publicity Department as a Publicist on literary fiction and non-fiction titles in both hardcover and paperback reprint. This individual will collaborate with the Director of Publicity and work closely with the Publisher and the marketing, sales, and editorial staff to implement successful campaigns while developing and strengthening media and author relationships.
• Develop and execute publicity plans on a full list of books, working closely with high-profile authors, other members of the publicity team, the marketing department, and editorial staff
• Act as point person for inquiries pertaining to specific publicity plans/books
• Create press releases and pitch books to print, online, and broadcast media
• Responsible for booking multi-city tours, including speaking engagements and bookstore signings, and media appearances in each tour city
• Collaborate with the marketing team to augment all traditional media bookings on social and digital media platforms
• Emphasis on Author Care, maintaining and strengthening our author relationships
Required Skills / Knowledge:
• Superior written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail
• Well-rounded knowledge of trade and general media
• Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment
• Ability to be creative, assertive and persuasive
• Established relationships with major national media contacts, including books editors, and especially with TV news and radio producers
• Strong understanding of social media including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and how these platforms can be used to augment successful book publicity campaigns
• 3 to 4 years previous book publicity experience
Educational Background Required:
• Bachelor’s degree required
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
Since its launch in 1995, Picador has established itself as one of the leading trade imprints for literary fiction and nonfiction in the United States. In addition to publishing original titles in hardcover, paperback original, and eBook, Picador is the literary trade paperback imprint for Macmillan, publishing paperbacks from Farrar Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt & Co., and St. Martin’s Press. Picador authors of fiction and nonfiction include Pulitzer Prize winners Rick Atkinson, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas L. Friedman, Tony Horwitz, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Marilynne Robinson; National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen, Shirley Hazzard, Denis Johnson, Alice McDermott, Richard Powers, Susan Sontag, and Judith Thurman; and Nobel Prize winners Nadine Gordimer, Herta Müller, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Patrick White. Picador’s successful series include Alain de Botton’s School of Life and international mysteries by Benjamin Black, Jason Goodwin, Arnaldur Indridason, and Jacqueline Winspear. Our bestselling authors include Paul Auster, Augusten Burroughs, Anita Diamant, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Atul Gawande, Glenn Greenwald, Aleksandar Hemon, Naomi Klein, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Per Petterson, Richard Price, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Damon Tweedy, Edmund de Waal, Elizabeth Warren, and Tom Wolfe.