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Requisition Number 19-0127
Post Date 3/13/2019
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:

St. Martin’s Press Publicity Department is seeking a Publicity Assistant to assist an Associate Director and Senior Manager. Our ideal candidate has a high level of interest in books and media. They should be comfortable working with two managers on high-level publicity campaigns.

Major Responsibilities:

• Facilitate the galley mailings and additional mailings for finished books
• Draft press releases and pitch materials for upcoming titles
• Assist in drafting and coordinating schedules for author tours
• Booking author travel
• Continuously updating extensive in-house media database
• Ensure book projects are moving through the publicity process according to designated timelines
• Assist in media call backs
• Provide administrative support as necessary
• Administrative duties relating to the organization and running of the Publicity Department

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to multi-task with accuracy while working in a fast paced environment
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Able to take initiative on projects
• Detail-oriented

Experience Needed:

• Prior experience in book publishing a plus
• Experience working in an office or other professional setting

Educational Background Required:

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

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