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Requisition Number 18-0552
Post Date 12/3/2018
Title Publicity Assistant
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
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
Position Description:

This position reports to the Associate Director of Publicity and Senior Publicity Manager for Minotaur Books, the crime fiction imprint within St. Martin’s Press Publishing Group. This individual will be a key team member responsible for providing assistance and administrative support, and handling small publicity campaigns for a select number Minotaur titles. Title to be determined based on candidate’s experience.

Major Responsibilities:

• Facilitate the galley mailings and mailings for finished books
• Prepare press kits and materials to accompany mailings
• Assist in booking travel for 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
• Enthusiasm for mystery/thriller genre literature essential

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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