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Macmillan Associate Publicist, FSG in New York, New York


Farrar, Straus and Giroux is seeking an energetic, dedicated and creative Associate Publicist. Reporting to two Associate Directors of Publicity, this individual will be a key team member helping to create and execute publicity campaigns across a variety of genres, both in partnership with senior members of the staff and independently, as well as providing some support for the Associate Directors.

What you'll do:

  • Work both collaboratively and independently to support and create original and compelling publicity campaigns

  • Plan and execute promotional campaigns as lead publicist for multiple frontlist titles per season

  • Partner with Associate Directors on major frontlist campaigns, and provide support in some day-to-day duties

  • Plan, manage, and/or provide support for multi-city virtual and in-person book tours and author appearances, including coordinating logistics, arranging travel and creating tour schedules

  • Write press communications including engaging press releases, and creative and thoughtful pitches

  • Research, pitch, and secure national, local, and specialty media, including print, radio, television, podcast and online outlets

  • Help monitor the general publicity email inbox, execute mailings, and fulfill some review copy requests

  • Help to process some monthly departmental expenses

  • Collaborate with FSG’s authors, editors, sales, and marketing teams

What you'll bring:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work both collaboratively and independently

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

  • A keen interest in book publishing, publicity, and the media landscape

  • Some demonstrated media booking and author tour management skills

Ideal Experience:

  • 1.5+ years of professional publicity experience and a working knowledge of book publishing

  • Experience working independently on own projects

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media group of companies headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.