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Assistant Publicist

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Harpercollins Publishers

New York City, NY

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The Assistant Publicist provides administrative and publicity support for the Harper and Harper Wave imprints. This position supports one person who works on a variety of titles with an emphasis on health, wellness, lifestyle, and memoir. 

Provides administrative and publicity support to a Director.
Assists with writing press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials to support publicity campaigns.
Generates custom media contact lists for galleys and finished books he/she is assigned.
Coordinates publicity mailings from warehouse/fulfillment center for all books and galleys.
Handle all review copy requests.
Works with bookstores to arrange author events/signings.
Organizes author schedules; books travel for touring authors.
Shares department assistant duties such as mail sorting, answering phones, and sending book requests.
Handles under minimal supervision paperback campaigns for Harper Wave titles: pulls additional media list, does targeted outreach/pitching to press, works directly with author.


4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
Prior internship experience in publishing or publicity preferred
Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
Ability to excel in a fast-paced/high pressure environment
Ability to work independently
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google Doc, familiarity with leading social media platforms
Able to travel to author events in NYC
Poised, able to handle sensitive information, liaise with high-profile talent and executives

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That\u2019s why cover letters are strongly preferred.
HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

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With a heritage stretching back nearly 200 years, HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost English-language publishers, offering the best-quality content right across the spectrum, from enduring classics to cutting-edge contemporary fiction; from digital dictionaries to online curricula; and pretty much everything in between.

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