Jobs of the Week

Harlequin

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Publicist – Nonfiction

Location: New York, NY

Harlequin is seeking an Associate Publicist with experience in lifestyle book publicity to join its dynamic nonfiction team. The publicist will handle a range of publicity campaigns for our diverse list of titles (memoirs, cookbooks, diet, fitness, self-help and motivational, and relationships) in our growing nonfiction imprint. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, creative thinking abilities, strong communication skills, solid media knowledge and experience with Social Media platforms. S/he must be team-oriented with a positive attitude and will be responsible for:

  • Crafting and executing publicity campaigns for assigned titles.
  • Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, radio, television, and online outlets.
  • Writing press materials such as press releases, pitches letters, bios, and other related communications; coordinates review mailings.
  • Managing author appearances and tours, including arranging travel, creating tour schedules, and traveling as necessary.
  • Fielding a variety of calls from the media and authors.
  • Researching and maintaining media contact lists and databases.
  • Performing department administrative duties as necessary.

Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years prior experience, preferably in book publishing and publicity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of national and regional media (TV, radio, print & online).
  • Proficiency with Cision and Publicity Assistant.
  • Knowledge of and interest in expanding promotional outreach through social media and other online outlets.

Find the original job posting here.

Rodale – MensHealth.com

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor – Social Media and Daily Content

Location: New York, NY

MensHealth.com seeks a web-savvy content producer to join our fast-paced team. You’ll be tasked with writing, scheduling, and posting social media content, generating daily content for articles and newsletters, uploading copy and images, and helping produce custom edit centers. The ideal candidate will be a hybrid reporter, social media editor, and web producer who has a “no job is to small” attitude, a passion for the Men’s Health brand, and who’s excited to help improve lives and engage readers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write, schedule, and post social media content to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media outlets every day.
  • Report and write Men’s Health News and other blog posts each week.
  • Upload copy, photographs, and videos into our content management system daily.
  • Routinely perform quality assurance checks on website articles.
  • Produce and prepare content for syndication outlets and newsletters.
  • Generate great content ideas and be able to execute them quickly.
  • Help drive and improve reader engagement and traffic.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field.
  • A strong desire to be part of the Men’s Health brand, and a passion for fitness, nutrition, health, style, and other subjects that matter most to men.
  • Experience working in an online editorial environment, particularly with regards to content management systems and social media.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and grammatical skills.
  • Ability to work with people at many levels.
  • A keen interest in social media.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Relentless ambition and work ethic.

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Jobs of the Week

Rodale, Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant/Associate Editor

Location: NYC

Description:  Rodale Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling, health and general sports titles. He or she will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books as well. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post college publishing experience. This position is located in New York City.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
  • Commitment to developing a career in publishing
  • Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
  • Two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
  • Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
  • Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate manuscripts and collect research to facilitate acquisition process
  • Meet project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
  • Develop book ideas and secure writers
  • Write copy, including back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
  • Attend meetings with agents and authors

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Sounds True

Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing/Publicity and Admin Assistant

Location: Louisville, CO

Description:  Sounds True, a publisher specializing in spirituality and holistic living, is seeking a smart, driven, energetic and enthusiastic Marketing/Publicity & Admin Assistant to support our dynamic marketing and publicity departments. The right candidate has excellent written and verbal communications skills, is naturally organized, is a go getter that identifies needs and acts without prompt, is mature and professional, and works well under pressure. Applicants should have a genuine interest in the mission of Sounds True, a passion for books and a strong desire to work in publishing.

Requirements:

  • A college degree or equivalent
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office programs – Excel & Word (incl: mailing label merge skills, data spreadsheets, advanced formatting for press releases)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Digital/Internet & Social Media savvy
  • Prior publishing experience is preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee publicity efforts (draft press releases, process mailings, fulfill review copy requests, outreach)
  • Oversee galley production and distribution to media contacts and publishing trade publications
  • Assist Publicity Manager with campaigns, mailings and author tours
  • Update and maintain online press room and press kits w/images, links, content
  • Assist in social media platform management for ST brand & products
  • Prepare newsletter communications for eblasts
  • Correspond with important sales contacts via phone/email
  • Input and update content within media and sales databases
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and prepare expense reports
  • Maintain calendar/scheduling
  • Provide general administrative support for Marketing/Publicity team as needed

Find the original posting on Publishers Weekly.