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Publicity Assistant, Basic Books

Company: Hachette Book Group
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Basic Books is a leading publisher of serious, scholarly nonfiction aimed at a wide audience of general readers, and it is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company. Basic's Seal Press imprint publishes radical and groundbreaking feminist nonfiction books that help readers to see the world in a new light.Basic Books is seeking a highly-motivated Publicity Assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting nonfiction titles, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a strong focus on details and deadlines.ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:Support Publicity team on a wide array of nonfiction titlesCreate innovative press materials including press releases, pitch letters, and Q&A'sProvide support to the publicity department via general administrative responsibilitiesCoordinate booksellers for all non-bookstore/off-site author eventsAssist with organizing media and events for high profile authors, and conduct appropriate follow-up for select assigned titlesBuild and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide Plans and executes media outreach for New in Paperback titlesQualifications:A. or equivalent college degree Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to multitask and meet deadlines Ability to work independently as well as part of a team Strong organizational and problem-solving skills Acute attention to detail Proven interest in the book industry and news media Knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is a plus Prior publishing experience is a plusAs a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Salary will vary based on a number of factors including skills, and experience - talk with your recruiter to learn more. Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, 401(k), and more.PDN-9604991f-f487-425d-bbfe-ebd1d1b07d0eSDL2017

Keywords: Hachette Book Group, New York , Publicity Assistant, Basic Books, Other , New York, New York

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