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10 Sep 2021

Full-Time Children’s Marketing & Publicity Associate

HarperCollins Canada – Posted by Harpercollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Company: HarperCollins Canada
Date: September 10, 2021
Job Title: Children’s Marketing & Publicity Associate
Department: Marketing
Reporting To: Senior Director, Marketing & Publicity
Status: Regular Full Time
Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)

We celebrate and support the differences that make each of us unique, striving to create a welcoming workplace that ensures everyone has a voice and are able to do their best work. We welcome all applicants, including those who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and persons with disabilities. Join us, and share your story.

Job Summary:
In this role, you will be responsible for leading marketing and publicity for an exciting list of children’s and YA titles in Canada, from picture books to YA fantasy. As publicist, you will work closely with key authors, accounts and international teams to ensure strong presences for HarperCollins titles in Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Primary marketing contact for all accounts on Children’s product (40%)
o Oversees marketing plans for all Children’s & YA titles (cross-division)
o Liaises with all Sales, Marketing and Publicity teams including HCUK, HCUS, USBORNE, HCC and Farshore
o Coordinates the development of marketing materials with in-house designers
· Lead Publicist for all children’s authors (40%)
o Works with Publicity Director to coordinate publicity strategy for kids titles including events, mailings and media pitches
o Plans media tours, festival activity and author events
o Liases with international sales teams to secure time with Canadian media and events
· Works with Indigo on seasonal events, promotions and special product sales (5%)
o Participates in pitch meetings to buyers at national accounts
· Seeks and develops relationships with new and current partners (5%)
· Coordinates Kids Point of Sale creation and distribution (10%)

Qualifications:
Specific training or job experience required includes:
· 3-5 years Publishing experience
· 1-3 years Publicity experience
· Book publishing courses or certificate an asset
· Strong knowledge of the Canadian Children’s book market
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Extremely well organized
· Campaign management and coordination
· A valid Driver’s License is an asset

What’s in It For You?
• The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
• Remote work, flexible start/stop times
• Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
• Flexible benefit plans to fit your needs and pension matching
• Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
• Virtual author events and access to discounted books
• Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin
Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.

How to Apply

External applicants are asked to apply on our website (https://careers.hcc-hqn.com/) by September 24, 2021. HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance. We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 27 days.

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