Salary: $80,000 - $130,000.
Zibby Books, a division of Zibby Media, is seeking an experienced, book-loving, warm, innovative, collaborative, and motivated individual to join the publicity department as a Publicity Director for the Zibby Books titles. The Publicity Director will be responsible, along with the team, for creating, implementing, and tracking publicity campaigns, book tours, and events. When it's "all hands on deck," this candidate will happily roll up their sleeves and jump in!
The candidate should possess strong communication skills, be adept in time management, and have the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative setting. The ideal candidate despises typos, could've been a copy editor in a prior life, loves keeping things organized (like detailed spreadsheets), enjoys getting to know media, booksellers, and authors... and LOVES books.
NYC-area candidates only! The position is in person.
Publicizing 12 books per year. This includes executing all aspects of a publicity campaign, including booking national and local media, managing author tours, and producing events.
Developing and maintaining close working relationships with members of the press, seeking out new media outlets and brainstorming creative ideas on how to best publicize titles.
Working closely with authors on all aspects of publicity, including briefing authors for interviews and accompanying authors to publicity engagements.
Collaborating with Zibby Books's editorial and marketing teams on all book launches with regular reports and presentations.
Srategizing media lists, creating press materials (press releases, pitch & galley letters, author Q&A's, etc.), and pitching media.
Collaborating with key in-house departments, including Marketing and Sales and the CEO. (Zibby!)
Planning and executing all author appearances in coordination with the Marketing team.
A four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of 5-7 years of publicity experience in professional public relations or book publishing.
Strong knowledge of national and regional media — relationships a plus!
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment with an innovative approach.
Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to.
Knowledge of the media, marketplace and competition.
Ability to go to events or on tour with authors as needed, including the ability to travel domestically with authors.
Calm under pressure (of book launch!) a plus!!
Must be comfortable working in a start-up environment.
This position is an in-person -- not remote -- role.
Zibby Books is an innovative new publishing company publishing 12 titles per year in fiction and memoir from debut and established authors led by CEO Zibby Owens. www.zibbybooks.com
Zibby Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please include a cover letter including several books you've read and loved recently, a brief description of your experience including books you've launched, and why you're the right fit for this passionate team of book lovers.