HarperCollins Publishers

  • Director, Publicity

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/23/2018 8:59 AM)
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    Department: Publicity
    Reports to: Senior Director, Marketing
    Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto


    Job Summary:
    Planning and directing promotional awareness of HarperCollins titles in the Canadian market while developing and maintaining strong relationships with the media, authors and fellow employees. 


    Major Accountabilities:

    • Hire and manage all publicity staff
    • Mentor and advise all publicists 
    • Assist publicists in problem solving 
    • Determine publicity priorities for all publishing programs including CND, US, UK, HQN and HCCP in consultation with sales and marketing
    • Develop publicity strategies for individual books and genres
    • Participate in publishing board meeting offering publicity perspective on potential acquisitions
    • Create marketing acquisition plans
    • Participate in author/agent meeting prior to and after acquisition 
    • Oversee all publicity budgets including forecasting
    • Develop and maintain relationships with media, booksellers, literary festival agents
    • Handle all aspects of individual publicity campaigns, including:
      • Creating press releases, pitch letters, interview topics/questions
      • Pitching and securing media 
      • Plan and manage all aspects of author tours, incl. events, media, travel, accommodation, etc. 


    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

    • Specific training or job experience required:
    • 7+ years of experience in publicity, preferably in the publishing industry
    • High degree of written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to multi-task, determine priorities, and remain cool under pressure 
    • Excellent organizational abilities
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Book publishing courses or certificate an asset
    • Driver’s License an asset


    HarperCollins Canada is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


    HarperCollins Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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