Publicity Assistant, S&S Books

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Ref#: 28836
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
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.
Description:

The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant to work in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program planning executing publicity campaigns for an array of titles, including distinguished works of narrative non-fiction and memoir; commercial and literary fiction; as well as works in the lifestyle and wellness arena:

Key responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all publicity-related aspects of the book publishing process, such as:
* Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio. 
* Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances. 
* Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials. 
* Creating targeted mailing lists. 
* Cultivating and maintaining media relationships.

Qualifications:

* Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

* Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including social media, blogs, podcasts, newsletters, et al.

* Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment. 

* Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature.  


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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