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Requisition Number 19-0436
Post Date 8/6/2019
Title Publicist
Organization Name Flatiron Books
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 Flatiron Books seeks an organized, passionate Publicist to join our team and manage campaigns across our varied list, from commercial and literary fiction to memoir to young adult and lifestyle titles. The Publicist will manage all aspects of multi-city author tours and interact with authors, media, editors, agents, and event coordinators. People of color, people with a disability, veteran, immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQI+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Major Responsibilities:
• Securing national and regional media for both hardcover and paperback titles.
• Independently planning and executing author tours, including local book events, media interviews and author travel.
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with producers, editors, book reviewers, event coordinators and booksellers.
• Communicating and building partnerships with authors and agents.
• Creating persuasive press materials, including press releases, pitch letters, author Q&A’s, and story ideas.
• Collaborating with the editorial, marketing, and sales teams on campaign execution

Required Skills / Knowledge:
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required; must be able to communicate with authors and agents with professionalism, authority and credibility
• Ability to work independently, prioritize, and remain cool under pressure
• Great media contacts and creative approach to pitching
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Cision Media Database
• Knowledge of Salesforce database a plus

Experience Needed:

• Minimum 2-4 years of Publicity experience
• Book publishing experience preferred
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