Abrams Books


Publicist

195 Broadway 9th Floor, New York, NY, United States, 10007

Position: Full-Time

SUMMARY:  ABRAMS seeks a dynamic publicist to executive innovative title campaigns in the areas of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. This role will be responsible for all aspects of title campaigns including writing press materials, pitching media, planning author tours and events, and communicating regularly with authors and media to secure on and off-the-book-page coverage as well as online media. Other duties will include strengthening and developing media contacts, maintaining author relationships, and working closely with in-house departments including editorial, marketing, sales, production, and sub-rights.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:

  • Execute national publicity campaigns for Abrams Press and Overlook imprints
  • Plan creative author tours, stand-alone events, and media appearances within a specific budget
  • Secure long and short lead media including websites, podcasts, blogs, and national TV
  • Write press materials, pull media mailing lists, pitch and secure local media to promote events
  • Cultivate ongoing working relationships with key media outlets (print, television, radio, and online)
  • Collaborate with marketing department to promote traditional media bookings/author events on social media platforms
  • Actively participate in internal publicity, strategy, marketing meetings, sales conferences, and author proposal meetings


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of book publicity experience
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity 
  • Creative, innovative self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple titles at a time, and develop campaigns in advance of publication dates
  • Strong knowledge of national and regional media (electronic and print)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Cision, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

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About Abrams Books :

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; The Overlook Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for 5 Continents Editions, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Cameron + Company, Alain Ducasse Édition, Getty Publications, Ludion, The Museum of Modern Art, Obvious State, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.

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