Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Aug 22, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
HR Department
Full Time
Running Press, one of the largest independent publishers in the country is looking for a creative and energetic Publicity and Marketing Assistant to help develop and manage publicity campaigns across all imprints with an emphasis on the growing children’s and YA lists.

Duties include:


•Work with publicity manager and marketing director to help plan and execute publicity campaigns for a variety of titles across all imprints with an emphasis on the children’s list
•Create press materials, review mailings, and e-blasts
•Help develop blog tours and work with on-line marketing associate on social media outreach
•Maintain and contribute to media-list databases
•Help maintain strong relationships with the media and bookselling community

Website and Blogs

•Assist in keeping websites and blogs up-to-date, including uploading book covers and title information.
•Generate online content to keep sites up-to-date and approach various staff members and authors for blog posts.

General Department Duties
•Fulfill backlist requests
•Assist with catalog mailings
•Contribute to seasonal marketing and publicity plans
•Support senior staff on larger campaigns as needed

Required Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work independently
• Must understand online and social media
• Proficiency in the Cision media database is strongly preferred
• Proficiency with Word and Excel is expected

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area
• Prior experience in book publishing is a plus

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

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