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Requisition Number 19-0045
Post Date 2/1/2019
Title Publicity Assistant
Organization Name Tom Doherty Associates
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:

Tom Doherty Associates is seeking a Publicity Assistant to support the Tor/Forge/Tor Teen/and Starscape imprints. This individual will be a key team member responsible for providing assistance and administrative support to the department, and occasionally handling small publicity campaigns within Tor, Forge, Tor Teen and Starscape.

Major Responsibilities:

• Provide administrative support to the executive director, senior associate director, associate director, and members of the team in general when called upon
• Coordinate detailed travel and author tour schedules for major media campaigns
• Handle bills and invoices for author and vendor reimbursements
• Continuously update extensive in-house media directory
• Troubleshoot issues that may arise with departmental systems
• Write press materials for publicity campaigns
• Assist with blog tours and online coverage including Instagram and YouTube coverage
• Coordinating and executing review copy mailings
• Monitoring and submitting books for awards throughout the year

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong work ethic and critical thinking skills
• Motivated and detail-oriented
• Strong interest in book publishing and publicity

Experience Needed:

• Prior experience in a fast-paced environment; book publishing, publicity, or bookselling a plus

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