Freelance Marketing and Publicity Manager, Saga Press

Ref#: 30738
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Saga Press is looking for a dynamic freelance marketing & publicity manager to handle their stellar list of adult science fiction and fantasy titles.

Responsibilities include:

·         Attend all Saga Press planning meetings with editorial, sales, etc.

o   Present plans at sales meetings

 Develop & implement title specific and branded marketing campaigns, including:

    • Marketing materials such as sell sheets, samplers, promo items, etc.
    • Develop and maintain account, big mouth, and influencer mailing lists
    • Research, create, and implement advertising campaigns
    • Community management of Saga Press social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram), including content planning, execution, and posting as well as fan, author, and media amplification/engagement
    • Work with corporate digital marketing group to feature Saga titles in science-fiction and fantasy themed e-blasts
  •  Responsible for all publicity strategy and execution, including:
    • Develop and execute publicity plans
    • Work closely with Saga authors
    • Secure media coverage for all Saga Press titles (broadcast, print, online), including exclusive cover reveals and excerpts, author interviews and round-ups with key fantasy and sci-fi media outlets and bloggers

·         Create mailing lists and press materials

·          Schedule seasonal pitch meetings/calls with SFF-focused media contacts

·         Coordinate author book tours and book local area events

·         Secure speaking/signing opportunities at San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con and many other SFF focused conferences around the country

·         Coordinate seasonal submissions of upcoming publishing calendars

·         Coordinate seasonal submissions for SFF-focused literary awards


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Book publishing experience working on sci-fi/fantasy titles, preferably in publicity
  • Excellent media contacts
  • Experience working directly with authors
  • Ability to work independently
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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