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Requisition Number 19-0283
Post Date 6/5/2019
Title Publicity Assistant
Organization Name Farrar Straus & Giroux
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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


Major Responsibilities:

• Assist 2 senior members of the publicity department
• Draft press releases and pitch materials for new books
• Assist with media campaigns for a wide range of new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles
• Research media and review outlets, media and review contacts, and event venues
• Assist in coordinating author readings, tours, and travel schedules
• Communicate comfortably and professionally with a variety of authors
• Facilitate advance copy and finished book mailings and outreach to book critics, TV and radio producers, review editors, and bloggers
• Administrative duties for the publicity department, including maintenance of media database and distribution of seasonal catalogs and reviewer checklists


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to multi-task while working in a fast paced environment
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Knowledge of contemporary literary and media landscapes
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Superior writing and communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work with social media, Excel and various media databases


Experience:

• Entry level, but prior experience in publishing or media is preferred


Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a relevant subject area

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