Full Time Job

Publicity Assistant

Simon & Schuster

Toronto, ON 09-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Simon & Schuster Canada is looking for a full-time Publicity Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and collaborative team. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and confident team player with a passion for books and a desire to become a book publicist. This role is based in Toronto, and the successful candidate will be required to come into the office regularly, with some hybrid work. The role also requires someone available select evenings, weekends and early mornings, for media and event obligations.

Key Responsibilities:

Day-to-day administrative support for the publicity team
Organizing and executing review mailings

Supporting publicity staff with media campaigns, event logistics, travel booking, and expenses

Researching and compiling media lists and clippings

Creating and writing press materials and pitches

Pitching press interviews and reviews for select titles and authors

Responding to calls from media, authors, client publishers and booksellers

Preparing presentations for internal and external meetings

Liaising with client publishers on select titles

Assisting in the awards submission process

Working closely and collaboratively with sales, marketing, editorial, and authors to maximize awareness of titles


Ability to multitask, prioritize and handle confidential information with discretion

Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

Adaptable, resourceful and proactive problem-solver who enjoys a fast-paced environment

Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize across multiple projects

Strong awareness of social media platforms and digital marketing trends

Strong interest in book publishing, publicity and media relations

Publishing diploma or equivalent publishing experience is an asset, though not required

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter marked ''Publicity Assistant'' to

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.

For more information visit our website at


The annual salary for this position is $0.0 - 0.0

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, 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.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9k7ek-44-200-101-84-42 in your application.