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Requisition Number 17-0374
Post Date 5/19/2017
Title Publicity Assistant
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
City New York
State NY
Description
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.
Requirements Position Description:

This individual will be a key team member responsible for providing assistance and administrative support, and handling small publicity campaigns within St. Martin's Press.

Major Responsibilities:

• Facilitate the galley mailings and mailings for finished books
• Prepare press kits and materials to accompany mailings
• Assist in preparing tour schedules and major media campaigns
• Assist in drafting and coordinating schedules for author tours and continuously updating extensive media contact directory in house
• Ensure book projects are moving through the publicity process according to designated timelines
• Assist in media call backs
• Provide administrative support for two supervisors, and team in general when called upon

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to multi-task while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong work-ethic
• Detail-oriented

Experience Needed:

• Prior experience in book publishing, publicity, or bookselling a plus

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelors Degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area


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