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Associate Publicist, Children’s Book


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 13, 2022.

Who we areFounded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books.

The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture as well as narrative non-fiction and new works of fiction for adults; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books.

ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Megascope; Surely Books; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; The Overlook Press; Cernunnos; Cameron Company; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and Magic Cat.

ABRAMS also distributes books for Booth-Clibborn Editions, Bungie, Alain Ducasse Édition, Èditions de La Martiniére, Editions BPI, Global Golf Group, Lucky Spool, Milky Way Picture Books, The Museum of Modern Art, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V& A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.

What you’ll be doing ABRAMS seeks an energetic and creative individual with superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and a passion for children’s books to join our team as Associate Publicist for all ABRAMS children’s imprints and formats, from board books to young adult.

This is an exciting opportunity to advance to the next level and work independently on all aspectsof publicity campaigns for multiple titles each month, as well as collaborate on major campaigns with your fellow publicists and build trusting relationships with authors, agents, booksellers, and media contacts.

This position reports to the Director, Children’s Publicity and is based in our New York City office, currently with a hybrid schedule (subject to change).

You will be responsible for…Plan and execute publicity campaigns for multiple books each season in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.Pitch print, broadcast, radio, podcasts, and online feature and review coverage.Schedule author tours and in-person/virtual events with bookstores, institutions, organizations, etc; staff events when necessary.Oversee author opportunities at literary festivals including strategizing pitches, communicating with festival directors, booking travel, building author schedules, and local media outreach.Attend and present at internal meetings, media pitch meetings, and author strategy calls, building strong relationships and effective collaboration with a broad range of internal and external contacts.

What skills & experience you’ll bringto us
·2-3 years of experience in children’s book publicity.Knowledge of the media landscape, as well as growing relationships with book reviewers, magazine editors and radio and podcast producers.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Strong project and time management ability.Knowledge of social media platforms.Detail oriented with ability to handle multiple, complex projects independently.Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Netgalley, Edelweiss, and MuckRack or similar media database.Bachelor’s degree.

Commitment to Diversity & InclusionAt ABRAMS, we strive to have our company and the books we publish reflect the wide experiences of our readers and the world.

ABRAMS embraces the diversity of all people, and we are fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive and respectful to everyone.

Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply What we can offer you:Competitive compensationMedical, dental and vision benefits401k with employer matchFlexible paid time offPaid vacationLife insuranceSick LeavePersonal LeaveTo apply for a position at ABRAMS, please complete the employment application by clicking the following link,http://www.Abramsbooks.Com/apply