Publishing & Publicity Assistant, Crown Publishing

New York
Jul 09, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Penguin Random House is seeking a Publishing & Publicity Assistant to join the lifestyle division of the Crown Publishing Group.

This position reports into both the S.V.P, Publisher for Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, Harmony and Ten Speed Press and the V.P., Director of Publicity for Clarkson Potter, Potter Style and Potter Craft.

Responsibilities include:

_ Day-to- day administrative support for both
_ Helping to implement book publicity campaigns and managing event logistics
_ Coordinating communications efforts
_ Creating publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
_ Providing Marketing support for titles overseen in Marketing by PR Director
_ Managing Marketing systems for project development
_ Creating author itineraries
_ Routing author contracts for internal approval
_ Managing calendars and scheduling conflicts
_ Facilitating author meetings with agents and in-house staff
_ Organizing seasonal launch
_ Additional assignments, projects and responsibilities, as needed. These may include: writing ad copy, coordinating the editorial and production process, pitching media, strategizing marketing and publicity plans and special projects

Our requirements
The ideal candidate has a 4-year degree and relevant internship or working experience. Experience in book publishing is preferred. Candidates should have a strong interest in the cooking, craft, design and health categories. Candidates must be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail. Candidates are required to prioritize, meet deadlines and be proactive and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication, organization, and writing skills are essential. The ideal candidate is also savvy with social media and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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