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Speakers Bureau Assistant - Ppg

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 05-26-2021
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  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Speakers Bureau Assistant – Penguin Publishing Group

We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Penguin Publishing Group division of the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau represents world-class authors, leaders, and thinkers for paid speaking engagements at universities, libraries, corporations, conferences, and literary series around the world, both virtually and in person.

This position provides an opportunity to work with some of our most popular authors published by Penguin imprints, including: Priya Parker, Delia Owens, Celeste Ng, Kiley Reid, and Ocean Vuong. The Assistant will provide general support to the Speakers Bureau team within the Penguin Publishing Group division (reporting to the Senior Agent Director) and will:
• Manage and execute speaking engagement logistics including: booking travel (coordinating with event sponsor, speaker, and in-house travel agencies) and creating/updating detailed speaker itineraries for both virtual and in-person events.
• Maintain and update CRM database including contact management, event details, and finances in coordination with the Speakers Bureau finance team.
• Respond to general speaker inquiries from potential event sponsors by email and phone.
• Aid the Speakers Bureau marketing team with the creation of content for the Speakers Bureau website and social media channels, including drafting and updating speaker profiles and monitoring speaker news alerts.
• Execute departmental mailings, research, and pitches to promote speakers to potential clients and assist with additional assignments, projects, and responsibilities, as needed.

• Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively, with outstanding organizational skills, and a diplomatic approach to negotiations.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
• Detail-oriented and a self-starter with excellent research and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook and Excel, as well as video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams preferred.
• Prior experience in book publishing a plus.

Salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York City

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 149737


May 26, 2021


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3vqzx-3-236-98-69-42 in your application.

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.