630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10036
An exciting opportunity for a Publicist, with a minimum of three years of experience with a US-based publisher, to join Blackstone’s marketing and publicity team. You will be responsible for publicizing and promoting a variety of new and backlist releases, including fiction and non-fiction, adult and young adult titles. This position is based in Blackstone’s New York office. The Publicist will work closely with the marketing and sales team to create and implement innovative campaigns for our titles. Incredible opportunity to join a fast-growing team as they work to build a new publishing venture featuring both bestselling and debut authors.
-Strong existing relationships with top level media
-A track record of successful media campaigns for books and authors
-Highly efficient at engaging, bridging, and building networks
-Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
-Experience leading successful, high-profile launch campaigns and multi-city tours
-Expertise in pitching and presenting titles in a dynamic, smart and engaging way
-Excel at communicating with authors, agents, media, booksellers and librarians
-Self-motivated and can work independently
-Reliable, dedicated team member and collaborator
-Deliver media and review coverage for a variety of books and authors
-Manage author/agent relationships
-Create press kits, galley and finished book mailing lists
-Book strategic author tours and coordinate author travel and hotel arrangements
-Cultivate relationships with top-level media in print, online, television, and radio
-Participate and present in weekly acquisition, design, and other team meetings
-Book and help manage industry conferences and author launch events
-Awards submission management
-Collaborate with the team on brand awareness strategy
-Research and pursue new coverage opportunities for titles
The ideal candidate will have a minimum requirement of three+ years of successful publicity experience in publishing, with a strong, existing rolodex of media contacts, and a proven track record of leading effective, high caliber campaigns. The candidate will have experience publicizing a range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, adult and children’s, and debut authors and best-selling authors.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus medical, dental, vision, time off benefits and a retirement plan with matching contributions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.
Submit cover letter and resume here: HR@blackstoneaudio.com
About Blackstone Publishing:
In 1987, in a small garage in Southern Oregon, Blackstone was born. Founded by Craig and Michelle Black, the early days consisted of a small handful of family members and employees working out of their home, building the business one cassette tape at a time. With a fresh perspective on the reading experience, Craig and Michelle, along with their trusted team, found new and innovative methods to not only produce and distribute audiobooks, but also pioneered creative ways to collaborate with publishers, booksellers, and the audiobook listening community. 2017 marks Blackstone’s 30th anniversary, and the company continues to grow, innovate, and further the ascendancy of the overall audiobook business.