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Senior Publicist, FSG

Macmillan Publishers
New York, United States (hybrid)
10 days ago


Farrar, Straus and Giroux is seeking an energetic, dedicated and creative Senior Publicist to work on titles across the FSG/MCD imprints. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Publicity, this individual will be a key team member responsible for creating and executing multiple publicity campaigns across a wide variety of genres, including literary fiction and topical nonfiction, commercial fiction and thrillers, history and poetry titles.

What you'll do:

  • Creating original and compelling publicity campaigns for multiple titles per season
  • Planning and executing multi-city virtual and in-person book tours and author appearances, including coordinating book signings, arranging travel and creating comprehensive tour schedules
  • Pitching and securing top national and local media, including print, radio, television, podcast and online outlets
  • Writing press materials, including compelling press releases and creative pitch letters
  • Working closely with publicity team as well as authors, publishers, editors, sales and marketing teams
  • Develop, cultivate and maintain substantive relationships with media
  • Representing FSG at industry events, conferences and trade shows

What you'll bring:

  • Demonstrated booking and author tour management skills.
  • Established network of broadcast, print, and digital contacts.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated and detail-oriented

Ideal Experience/Education

  • 5+ years of publicity experience with a well-rounded knowledge of trade book publishing
  • College degree or equivalent experience 

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.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 65703779
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    New York, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Publicist, FSG
  • Company Name For Job: Macmillan Publishers
  • Job Function: Publicity
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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