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Publicity Assistant

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 07-01-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Publicity Assistant - (Hybrid)

Penguin Press is home to award-winning, critically acclaimed, and bestselling authors across fiction and non-fiction, including Zadie Smith, Michael Pollan, Ocean Vuong, Ron Chernow, Celeste Ng, Maggie Haberman, Greta Thunberg, Thomas Pynchon, Steve Coll, Mark Leibovich, Ottessa Moshfegh, Steve Inskeep, Emily Oster, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Alice Waters, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Elif Batuman, among others.

We are seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two senior members of the department, provide general administrative support, and assist with the creation of publicity campaigns for hardcover and trade paperback titles. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of distinguished authors alongside a supportive team. We are focused on looking for creative, fresh, and diverse voices who care about books.

The position of publicity assistant at Penguin Press is a hybrid position with in-office responsibilities, which include but are not limited to mailings, maintaining office supplies, and escorting authors to events and media. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NJ, CT, & PA), and come into the office two days a week.

For consideration, please apply using our ATS system and include your cover letter and resume.

The Role:
• Providing general administrative support, including book mailings and processing invoices, billings, and expense reports
• Pitching a broad spectrum of media for authors and their books
• Coordinating travel and logistics for author tours and creating detailed tour schedules for campaigns
• Drafting press materials, including press releases, pitch and galley letters, and quote sheets
• Liaising with organizations and bookstores to arrange author events and book sales
• Responding to calls and e-mails from media, authors, and booksellers
• Communicating internally between the Marketing, Editorial, and Production departments
• Maintaining media clips, press contacts, and detailed logs of publicity projects in an internal database system
• Accompanying authors at events and national media, in person or virtually

The Essentials:
• Strong interest in serious nonfiction and literary fiction
• Desire to work in publicity and publishing
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
• Excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail
• Strong follow-up skills
• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Quick at picking up different computer systems and databases

The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnz5k1-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $48,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.