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Publicist, Children's Books


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards.

It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.


Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing seeks a creative & high-energy Publicist to create and execute publicity campaigns for a wide variety of children’s and YA releases.

• Develop and implement title-specific publicity campaigns for picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, as well as license/brand programs.
• Write press materials and pitch/secure media coverage (broadcast, print, online), including cover reveals & book announcements, feature interviews, reviews & round-ups in national and local media
• Plan and execute author appearances including multi-city book tours, virtual appearances, local appearances, school visits, and special events
• Research and develop relationships with media outlets
• Arrange travel for authors/illustrators and create tour schedules
• Travel selectively with authors for book tours and festivals/conferences
• Present campaign plans and results in internal sales meetings

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2+ years in children’s publicity/publishing
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication and presentation skills
• Experience creating and executing highly successful title-based media campaigns
• Demonstrated booking and author tour management skills
• Established network of broadcast, print and digital contacts
• Must have good time management skills, be organized and detail-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking
• Ability to work independently as well as in group settings, and demonstrate good follow-up and follow-through
• Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and work flexibly and quickly



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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City