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Macmillan Publicity Assistant, Tor in New York, New York


The Publicity Assistant will report to a Publicity Manager in the Tom Doherty Associates publicity department. In addition to departmental administrative duties, this position will provide support for publicizing a variety of books and authors across all of the TDA imprints, including Tor, Tor Teen, Tordotcom Publishing, Nightfire, and Forge.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist Tor publicity manager in her duties, as well as working to assist the department with administrative tasks

  • Coordinate author events and bookstore signings, create author tour schedules (both in-person and virtual), and book author travel for book tours and events

  • Hande book mailings and review copy requests, as well as manage monthly and seasonal catalog digital mailings

  • Monitor general publicity email inbox

  • Keep track of monthly departmental expenses

  • Monitor and share reviews from various trade publications

  • Track media coverage and maintain internal publicity database

  • Write press materials and pitches

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Excellent organization skills and detail-oriented

  • Ability to manage and assist on multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

  • Ability to work independently and remotely, as well as collaboratively and as part of a team

  • Strong work ethic and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interest in book publishing and publicity

  • Proficiency with Google Workplace, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience Needed:

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced environment; book publishing, publicity, or bookselling a plus

  • A knowledge of the current science fiction, fantasy, and horror media landscape is a plus

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.