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Publicity Assistant, Knopf

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 02-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a storied leader in commercial and literary publishing and home to some of the most iconic authors in the world, including Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Alice Munro; Prize-winners Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Joan Didion, Yaa Gyasi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, Tommy Orange, Patti Smith, Anne Tyler, and Colson Whitehead; and global bestsellers Dan Brown, John Grisham, E. L. James, Erin Morgenstern, and Jo Nesbo, is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join their team and provide day-to-day support to three senior members of the publicity department. Responsibilities consist of both administrative and project work.

The Role:
• Support senior publicists in all aspects of their daily work
• Coordinate internal and external communications efforts, including departmental meetings, agent and author calls, meetings with key media contacts, and more
• Keep internal databases and author schedules up to date
• Develop and write press releases, pitch letters, author Q&As, and press kits
• Identify key audiences on a title-by-title basis, research media outlets, journalists, and event opportunities, develop targeted mailing lists, and execute galley mailings
• Contact with agents, authors, booksellers, and media
• Assist with planning for book tours, media outreach, detailed itineraries, and author travel
• Assist with departmental administrative duties and projects
• Occasionally escort authors to events or interviews in New York City
• This is a fast-paced, telephone, email, and internet-heavy position (Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) that requires someone with an extremely professional manner and the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

The Essentials:
• Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• Ability to read on deadline
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
• Previous administrative experience
• Excel and Word required
• Self-starter with the ability to develop new projects and departmental initiatives
• Proactive approach to problem-solving
• Strong interest in the book publishing industry
• Fluent in digital technology and social media
• A goal-oriented team player who can cultivate productive working relationship with internal and external stakeholders
• Proficient in creative problem solving, decision making, and time management
• Book publishing or publicity/PR internship experience a plus, but not required

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The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.

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-rj068b-3-234-244-181-42 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.