CBS Corporation Publicist, Simon & Schuster Children's Books in New York, New York

Publicist, Simon & Schuster Children's Books

REF#: 30692

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

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:

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing is in need of a Publicist, who will create and independently implement event and media efforts for authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade books and young adult titles published under the S&S Books for Young Readers, Atheneum, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Margaret K. McElderry, Salaam Reads, and Beach Lane Books imprints.

Essential responsibilities include:

*Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio.

*Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances.

*Spearheading author involvement at literary festivals, building report with festival organizers

*Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other publicity materials

*Creating targeted mailing lists.

*Cultivating and maintaining author relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS:

*2-3 years book publicity experience.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Self-motivated, with proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

*Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature.

*Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled