Blackstone Publishing


Publicist

31 Mistletoe Rd, Ashland, OR, United States, 97520

Position: Full-Time

Blackstone Publishing is seeking an experienced, creative, and driven Publicist or Senior Publicist, with a proven track record of success in book publicity, to join our team. This role includes leading national publicity campaigns for a variety of new and backlist titles, including genre fiction, commercial and literary fiction, and non-fiction, and promoting hardcover and paperback releases as well as audiobook titles. The candidate will work closely with authors, agents, and our marketing and sales team to create and implement innovative campaigns for our titles. Blackstone has office locations in Midtown Manhattan, Ashland, OR, and Portland, OR. For the right candidate, permanent remote work is a possibility we are open to discussing, with occasional travel required to NYC and some broader travel needed to attend events or accompany authors on tour. 


Requirements:


-A track record of successful publicity campaigns and multi-city tours.

-Strong existing relationships with top level media, including contacts in tv, radio, and podcasts.

-Highly efficient at engaging, bridging, and building networks.

-Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

-Experience establishing seasonal pitch meetings with top editors and producers.

-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.

Responsibilities:

-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 contacts in print, online, television, and radio.

-Participate and present in weekly acquisition, design, and other team meetings.

-Participate in industry conferences and author launch events.

-Research and pursue new coverage opportunities for titles.


Qualifications: 

-The ideal candidate will have a minimum requirement of 3-5 years of publicity experience in book publishing.

-Strong, existing rolodex of media contacts.

-Proven track record of leading effective, high-caliber campaigns.

-Experience publicizing a variety of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, debut authors, and best-selling authors.

-Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

-A proactive, self-directed approach and ability to work well under pressure.

Email your resume to 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.

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