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Publicity Assistant, Portfolio

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


The Portfolio, Sentinel and Optimism imprints are seeking a Publicity Assistant to work with bestselling nonfiction authors in the business, self-help, and politics categories. The Assistant will provide general administrative and publicity support to the Associate Director of Publicity and provide departmental support for the team, eventually taking on publicity campaigns for hardcover and paperback titles. This role provides an intensive education in trade book publishing in a fast-paced, fun, and highly collaborative environment.

Our authors are internationally recognized economists, leaders, professors, CEOs, media personalities, and movement starters, and our mission is to help them refine and position their message, build their tribes, and spread their ideas far and wide. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with a strong interest in current events who would be excited to be at the forefront of the changing landscape of business, work, and politics.

Specific responsibilities include:
* Helping to manage high profile media campaigns for bestselling authors.
* Providing publicity support to the Associate Director of Publicity on a variety of campaigns.
* Arranging author events and creating author schedules, including coordinating travel and hotel accommodations.
* Seeking publicity opportunities across print, TV, radio, and online media.
* Writing press releases, pitch letters, and other promotional materials.
* Coordinating mailings, publicity materials, and review copy requests.
* Actively developing and maintaining media and event contacts.
* Collaborating closely with Marketing and contributing ideas for marketing and social media campaigns.
* Performing administrative duties for supervisor, including calendar management, booking conference rooms, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.
* Performing administrative duties for the publicity department, including scheduling meetings, handling trade submissions, managing department meetings, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
* Prior office experience
* Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
* A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
* Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
* Excellent communication and organization skills
* Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
* A proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines
* An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media
* Knowledge of Cision and Publicity Assistant a plus
* Familiarity with business and political reporters, book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers a plus

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