Publicist / Senior Publicist Audiobooks


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York






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Simon & Schuster Audio is seeking a Publicist/Senior Publicist to join our enthusiastic and collaborative Marketing & Publicity team. In this role, the ideal candidate will develop and execute title-specific publicity campaigns for original audio titles and standout traditional audiobook publications. 


Primary Responsibilities:
•    Pitching, and securing broadcast, print, and digital media; writing press releases; and increasing review coverage, particularly for Simon & Schuster Audio’s growing list of original recordings (to date this includes productions from Bob Woodward, Julie Chen Moonves, Star Trek, Christina Lauren, Stephen Graham Jones, William Kent Krueger, and JR Ward). 
•    Building strong relationships externally with media and across imprint publicity departments; coordinating on media opportunities to incorporate audio clips, behind-the-scenes footage and other elements in serials and other coverage.   
•    Planning author/narrator online or in-person events as appropriate.
•    Cultivating coverage from new media outlets. 


•    Minimum of 5 years publicity experience preferably in the publishing space, should include demonstrated ability to build and execute highly successful media campaigns for new books or audiobooks. 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
•    Possess strong existing relationships with national and major market media. 
•    Excellent time management skills with a strong ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects, detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, meet tight deadlines, and work independently with good follow-up and follow-through. 
•    A positive attitude.
•    Proficiency in Word, Excel, and social media platforms.
•    Connections with book/audiobook influencers a plus.  
•    Video editing skills also a plus. 


Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

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. 
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The annual salary for this position is $58,500.00 - $73,000.00 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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