Job Alert- HarperCollins Assistant Publicist

 

HarperCollins Publishers Logo. (PRNewsFoto/HarperCollins Publishers)

HarperCollins is seeking an Assistant Publicist to work in their Harper, Ecco and Harper Perennial imprints!

This an entry-level opportunity.

Responsibilities:

•Provide administrative support to two Publicity Directors
•Provide support on all aspects of book publicity campaigns including:
◦pitching and scheduling author interviews and events;
◦coordinating author travel;
◦writing press materials;
◦responding to calls from the media, authors, and booksellers;
◦researching and maintaining media contact lists and database;
◦escorting authors on tour and to media and bookstore appearances in and around New York City.
•Provide general administrative support to the department.

Qualifications:

• 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; social media knowledge a plus
•Tapped into pop culture a plus

Apply Here: Assistant Publicist

Job Alert- HarperCollins Assistant Publicist

HarperCollins Publishers Logo. (PRNewsFoto/HarperCollins Publishers)

Harper Collins is seeking a Assistant Publicist.

The Assistant Publicist provides administrative and publicity support for the Harper imprint. This position supports two people who work on a variety of titles including political non-fiction, celebrity memoir, commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction.
Responsibilities:
•Provides administrative and publicity support to Director and Senior Manager.
•Assists with writing press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials to support publicity campaigns
•Helps reach out to targeted press.
•Assists with coordinating book events and book signings for authors.
•Orchestrates publicity mailings for major book campaigns.
•Organizes author schedules; books travel for authors on tour.
•Generates media contact lists, books events and media.
•Shares department assistant duties such as mail sorting, answering phones, and sending book requests.

Qualifications:

•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; social media knowledge a plus
•Able to travel to author events in NYC

 

Apply here –The Assistant Publicist

Link of the Wink: HarperCollins and E-Commerce

link of the weekOn October 2nd, HarperCollins (HC) announced the launch of a new e-commerce program that encourages direct sales through their new website, which was announced this past July.

harpercollins logoAimed toward HC authors, this new program is offering an additional 10% increase on net royalty rates on print, ebook, or audio products that are sold through the website. The press release suggested participation options such as buyer buttons or imbedded shopping carts for author websites and social media accounts, which indicates a move to harness the active social media presence of authors and a concentrated effort to bring more traffic to their new website.

Is HC’s new program a pre-emptive move, especially in light of the current Amazon/Hachette dispute? Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers emphasizes the publisher’s commitment to its authors.

While our first priority is to sell books through as many different retail channels as possible, we are pleased to provide this platform for our authors who want to sell directly. Our authors can also be certain that their books will always be available to consumers through HarperCollins, even if they are difficult to find or experiencing shipping delays elsewhere. Since we view this program as both a service to our authors and a partnership with them, those who participate will receive additional earnings.

Mick Rooney, publishing consultant and editor of the Independent Publishing Magazine, sums up the news of this new program well:

I’m sure there are many HarperCollins authors updating buy links on their websites. And why not? The authors are in a committed contract and it’s an opportunity to increase their royalty income by a small amount. I bet many of those buy links also originally linked to retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers. But in a year when there has been much talk about the rights and wrongs of using authors as leverage by all sides in commercial publishing disputes—is this just another pre-emptive example of this?
Let’s hope not and that HarperCollins are dealing with the question of direct sales in a proactive and innovative way and not simply as a method of reaction and defence.
What do you think about this move by HarperCollins? Proactive or reactive? Is the increase really going to help HC authors? Let us know what you think in the comments!